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The Annals and The Histories (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
     

The Annals and The Histories (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Tacitus, Alison E. Cooley (Introduction), Alfred John Church (Translator), William Jackson Brodribb (Translator), Alfred John Church
 

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Tacitus offers a dramatic, almost tabloid vision of imperial Rome in The Histories and The Annals. He reports on scandals-offering skepticism of Nero's incest with his mother-and orgiastic revels, and explores how the emperors' increasingly decadent behavior alienated the upper classes. Starting with the death of the first emperor of Rome, Tacitus

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Tacitus offers a dramatic, almost tabloid vision of imperial Rome in The Histories and The Annals. He reports on scandals-offering skepticism of Nero's incest with his mother-and orgiastic revels, and explores how the emperors' increasingly decadent behavior alienated the upper classes. Starting with the death of the first emperor of Rome, Tacitus describes how the Julio-Claudian dynasty consolidated its grip upon the empire, only to end with the suicide of Nero, who had eliminated all other members of his family. \

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ISBN-13:
9780760770221
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
07/16/2005
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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Annals and the Histories 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here. Do you want me to tell everyone to move here?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This work only contains the Annals. It does not contain the Histories as the title and introduction indicate. This is a complete fraud.