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Cornelius Tacitus brilliantly chronicles the moral decline and rampant civil unrest in the Roman Empire in a period when the earliest foundations of modern Europe were being laid. The Annals commence in a.d. 14, at the death of Augustus, recounting the reigns of Tiberius, Gaius (Caligula), Claudius, and Nero, and conclude in a.d. 68, the year of Nero’s suicide. The Histories document the tumultuous year a.d. 69, when Emperors Galba, Otho, and Vitellius all perished in quick succession, ushering in Vespasian’s ten-year reign. According to historian Will Durant, “[We must] rank Tacitus among the greatest. . . . The portraits he draws stand out more clearly, stride the stage more livingly than any others in historical literature.” This Modern Library Paperback Classic includes newly commissioned endnotes.

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A history of Rome, from the death of Augustus in 14 A.D. to Nero's suicide in 68 A.D.

Synopsis:

Shelby Foote, novelist, historian, and playwright, authored The Civil War, a three-volume narrative that is one of the greatest works of twentieth-century history. He lives in Memphis.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307431936
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
History : General
Translator:
Church, Alfred
Introduction:
Foote, Shelby
Editor:
Hadas, Moses
Edited by:
Moses Hadas
Author:
Tacitus, Cornelius
Author:
Tacitus
Author:
Cornelius, Tacitus
Author:
Hadas, Moses
Author:
Moses Hadas
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Rome - History - Julio-Claudians, 30 B.C.-
Subject:
Rome History Flavians, 69-96.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Classics-Latin
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030408
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
596

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"Synopsis" by , A history of Rome, from the death of Augustus in 14 A.D. to Nero's suicide in 68 A.D.
"Synopsis" by , Shelby Foote, novelist, historian, and playwright, authored The Civil War, a three-volume narrative that is one of the greatest works of twentieth-century history. He lives in Memphis.
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