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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.
Cornelius Tacitus : from the passing of divine Augustus
Books 1-6 : Tiberius
Books 11-12 : Claudius
Books 13-16 : Nero
Political and military terms
The first-century A.D. Roman army and the Annals
The city of Rome
Peoples and places (excluding Rome)
Roman emperors from Augustus to Hadrian
The Imperial Family
Stemma (a) : Augustus and Tiberius
Stemma (b) : Gaius, Claudius, and Nero
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ISBN: 9780192824219 ISBN-10: 019282421X Series: World's Classics Audience:
Number Of Pages: 592 Published: 12th June 2008 Publisher: Oxford University Press Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.41