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Tacitus


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PUBLISHED: 29th November 2012
ISBN: 9780140455649
ANNOTATION:
Offers a translation of one of the greatest accounts of ancient Rome. This title recounts the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus to the death of Nero in AD 68.
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  • Paperback
    $22.40
PUBLISHED: 29th November 2012
ISBN: 9780140455649
ANNOTATION:
Offers a translation of one of the greatest accounts of ancient Rome. This title recounts the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus to the death of Nero in AD 68.

Annotation

Offers a translation of one of the greatest accounts of ancient Rome. This title recounts the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus to the death of Nero in AD 68.

Publisher Description

A compelling new translation of a vital account of Roman history

With clarity and vivid intensity, Tacitus's "Annals" recounts the pivotal events in Roman history from the years shortly before the death of Augustus to the death of Nero in 68 AD, including 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 Tacitus's claim that they were written objectively, the "Annals" 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.

Author Biography

Tacitus, born in about AD 56 in southern Gaul (modern Provence) under the emperor Nero, was probably the son of an equestrian. He enjoyed success as a both a politician and writer, publishing the Agricola (a biography of his father-in-law) and the Germania (an ethnographical study of the peoples of Germany) in 98. Today he is best known as a historian, the author of The Histories and the Annals. The culmination of Tacitus' public career was when he won the prestigious post of proconsul of Asia (112/13). He died at some point after 115 and probably lived into the reign of Hadrian, but there is no evidence for his later life or the date of his death.Cynthia Damon received her PhD from Stanford University and taught at Harvard University and at Amherst College before moving to the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of The Mask of the Parasite, a commentary on Tacitus' Histories 1, and, with Will Batstone, Caesar's Civil War.

Product Details

Author
Tacitus
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0140455647
ISBN-13
9780140455649
Media
Book
Publication Date
2012-11-29
Short Title
ANNALS
Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
Translator
Cynthia Damon
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
468
Series
Penguin Classics
Illustrations
Yes
Format
Paperback
Translated from
Latin