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The Annals of Imperial Rome

Cornelius Annales B. Tacitus


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PUBLISHED: 30th June 1956
ISBN: 9780140440607
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Recounts the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus up to the death of Nero in AD 68. The author describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius, the great fire of Rome during the time of Nero, and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies and murders that were part of imperial life.
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  • Paperback
    $18.62
PUBLISHED: 30th June 1956
ISBN: 9780140440607
ANNOTATION:
Recounts the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus up to the death of Nero in AD 68. The author describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius, the great fire of Rome during the time of Nero, and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies and murders that were part of imperial life.

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Recounts the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus up to the death of Nero in AD 68. The author describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius, the great fire of Rome during the time of Nero, and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies and murders that were part of imperial life.

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"The Annals of Imperial Rome" recount the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus to the death of Nero in AD 68. With clarity and vivid intensity Tacitus describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius, the great fire of Rome during the time of Nero and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies and murders that were part of imperial life. Despite his claim that the "Annals" were written objectively, Tacitus' account is sharply critical of the emperors' excesses and fearful for the future of imperial Rome, while also filled with a longing for its past glories. Michael Grant's translation captures the moral tone, astringent wit and stylish vigour of the original. His introduction discusses the life and works of Tacitus and the historical context of the "Annals".

Author Biography

Date- 2013-08-06 Tacitus (ca. 56 - ca. 117) was a senator and historian of the Roman Empire.

Robin Lane Fox is Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at New College, Oxford and author of Alexander the Great and The Classical World- An Epic History of Greece and Rome.

Eleanor Cowan is Lecturer in Ancient History at Leicester University.

Tacitus studied rhetoric in Rome and rose to eminence as a pleader at the Roman Bar. In 77 AD he married the daughter of Agricola, conqueror of Britain, of whom he later wrote a biography.

Product Details

Short Title
ANNALS OF IMPERIAL ROME REV/E
Pages
464
Publisher
Penguin Books
Edition Description
Revised
Series
Penguin Classics
Language
English
ISBN-10
0140440607
ISBN-13
9780140440607
Media
Book
Year
1956
Publication Date
1956-06-30
Translator
Michael Grant
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Translated from
Latin
Illustrations
maps, tables, bibliography, index
Edition
1st
Format
Paperback
Author
Cornelius Annales B. Tacitus