Ammianus Marcellinus (born in Antioch, c. 330 AD) was a soldier and historian. In 378 AD he went to Rome. He was a friend of Symmachus, the leading literary figure in the city. His History (Res Gestae) is a continuation of the Histories of Tacitus. Only the last eighteen books have survived, starting with the year 353.
|Dum Tertullus apud Ostia in aede sacrificat Castorum, tranquillitas mare mollivit, mutatoque in austrum placidum vento, velificatione plena portum naves ingressae frumentis horrea referserunt.||While Tertullus sacrificed at Ostia in the temple of the Castors, the wind dropped and the sea was calmed; then the wind changed to a gentle breeze from the south and the ships in full sail entered the harbour and filled the granaries with corn.
Translation: R. Meiggs, p. 345.