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  • Published: 15 October 2009
  • ISBN: 9781841593111
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 920
  • RRP: $39.99

Annals and Histories


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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. This career gave him an intimate view of the empire at its highest levels, experience brought to bear on his writing.
His major works are the Annals and the Histories, both of which have come down to us incomplete. Between them, they cover a period of about 80 years, from the death of the first emperor, Augustus, to the death of Domitian in 96AD. In addition, Tacitus also composed two short historical books or essays, the Agricola (about his father-in-law, a distinguished provincial governor) and the Germania, an account of the tribes beyond the Rhine.
Tacitus is a brilliant narrator and master stylist who had ample material for his story in the dramatic, violent and often bloody events of the first century. His portraits - especially those of Tiberius, Nero, and Nero's immediate circle - are unforgettable, his scene-setting masterly, his psychological analys"

  • Pub date: 15 October 2009
  • ISBN: 9781841593111
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 920
  • RRP: $39.99

About the Author

Tacitus

Date: 2013-08-06
Tacitus (ca. 56 - ca. 117) was a senator and historian of the Roman Empire.

Robin Lane Fox is Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at New College, Oxford and author of Alexander the Great and The Classical World: An Epic History of Greece and Rome.

Eleanor Cowan is Lecturer in Ancient History at Leicester University.

Tacitus studied rhetoric in Rome and rose to eminence as a pleader at the Roman Bar. In 77 AD he married the daughter of Agricola, conqueror of Britain, of whom he later wrote a biography.

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