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The annals and The histories. by P. Cornelius Tacitus

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Published by Encyclopædia Britannica in Chicago .
Written in English



  • Rome


  • Rome -- History -- The five Julii, 30 B.C.-68 A.D,
  • Rome -- History -- Flavians, 69-96

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Edition Notes

Statement[Translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb]
SeriesGreat books of the Western World,, v. 15
ContributionsTacitus, Cornelius., Church, Alfred John, 1829-1912, tr., Brodribb, William Jackson, 1829-1905, tr.
LC ClassificationsAC1 .G72 vol. 15
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 313 p.
Number of Pages313
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6178227M
LC Control Number55010324

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The Annals/The Histories book. Read 15 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Cornelius Tacitus brilliantly chronicles the moral decline /5. 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. The Histories and the Annals. The Historiae began at January 1, 69, with Galba in power and proceeded to the death of Domitian, in The work contained 12 or 14 books (it is known only that the Histories and Annals, both now incomplete, totaled 30 books).To judge from the younger Pliny’s references, several books were ready by , the writing well advanced by . This new Everyman edition includes Tacitus’s complete historical works - The Annals, the Histories, the Agricola and the Germania. "Tacitus was the greatest historian of the Roman empire. Born in about AD 55, he served as administrator and leading senator.

the annals and the histories by p. cornelius tacitus From The 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of The Great Books of the Western World Book is in rather good Rating: % positive. "The Histories" is a Roman historical chronicle and it covers the Year of Four Emperors following the downfall of Nero in 68 AD, a year in the history of .   The history was originally composed of 18 books, of which are preserved in the manuscript from Fulda, (AD ) called the Histories. The Annals is a modern title, which only became. Histories, of which we have the first four books and part of the fifth book, covers the events of the years CE. The last fragmentary book of Histories () has a description of the Jews just prior to the Great Jewish Revolt and subsequent Diaspora. Annals, his final work, comprised 16 books originally, but a large portion of it was lost.

Buy Books and CD-ROMs: Help: The Annals By Tacitus Written A.C.E. Translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb. The Annals has been divided into the following sections: Book I [k] Book II [k] Book III [k] Book IV [k].   This new Everyman edition includes Tacitus's complete historical works - The Annals, the Histories, the Agricola and the Germania. About the Author. Date- Tacitus (ca. 56 - ca. ) was a senator and historian of the Roman Empire. Robin /5(8). "The Annals" is a history of the Roman Empire from the death of Augustus to that of Nero, the years AD 14–68, covering the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero. As a senator, Tacitus had access to Acta Senatus, the Roman senate's records, thus providing a solid basis for his work. Along with The Histories, The Annals provide a key. While the Annals is a superb work of history, it has also become a central text in the western literary, political, and even philosophical traditions - from the Renaissance to the French and American revolutions, and beyond. This volume attempts to enhance the reader's understanding of how this book of history could have such a profound effect.