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The Histories : World's Classics - Tacitus .

The Histories

World's Classics

By: Tacitus .

Paperback Published: 8th May 2008
ISBN: 9780199540709
Number Of Pages: 368

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In The Histories Cornelius Tacitus, widely regarded as the greatest of all Roman historians, describes with cynical power the murderous year of the Four Emperors'--AD 69--when in just a few months the whole of the Roman Empire was torn apart by civil war. W.H. Fyfe's classic translation has been substantially revised and supplied with extensive historical and literary notes. The Introduction examines the subtleties of Tacitus's writing and gives the necessary political and social background.

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`plenty here to savour ... Tacitus was not just a fine writer, he was also a senior Roman politician.' Max Davidson, The Daily Telegraph

ISBN: 9780199540709
ISBN-10: 0199540705
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 8th May 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.26

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