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The Annals: The Reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero (Oxford World's Classics)

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Here is a lively new translation of Cornelius Tacitus' timeless history of three of Rome's most memorable emperors. Tacitus, who condemns the depravity of these rulers, which he saw as proof of the corrupting force of absolute power, writes caustically of the brutal and lecherous Tiberius, the weak and cuckolded Claudius, and "the artist" Nero. In particular, his gripping account of the bloody reigns of Tiberius and Nero brims with plots, murder, poisoning, suicide, uprisings, death, and destruction. The Annals also provides a vivid account of the violent suppression of the revolt led by Boudicca in Britain, the great fire of Rome under Nero, and the subsequent bloody persecution of the Christians. J. C. Yardley's translation is vivid without sacrificing accuracy, and is based on the recent Latin Heubner text, with variations noted in an appendix. Anthony A. Barrett's introduction and notes provide invaluable historical and cultural context. This superb edition also includes maps, a glossary of Roman terms and place names, and a full index of names and places.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

About the Author

J. C. Yardley is a former Professor and Head of Classics at the Universities of Calgary and Ottawa and the author of numerous books on the ancient world.

Anthony A. Barrett is the author of biographies of Livia, Agrippina, and Caligula.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192824219
Author:
Tacitus, Cornelius Annales B.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Translator:
Yardley, J. C.
Notes by:
Barrett, Anthony A.
Author:
null, J. C.
Author:
Tacitus, Cornelius
Author:
Yardley, J. C.
Author:
Barrett, Anthony A.
Author:
null, Anthony A.
Author:
null, Cornelius
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
History
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Rome History Claudius, 41-54.
Subject:
Rome History Nero, 54-68.
Subject:
History, World | Ancient | Roman
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 maps
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 1.3 in 0.888 lb

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