By Neil B. McLynn
Admirably and logically prepared, the e-book lines the chronology of Ambrose's public job and reconstructs vital occasions within the fourth century. McLynn's zesty, lucid prose offers the reader a transparent knowing of the complexities of Ambrose's existence and profession and of overdue Roman government.
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