Annals

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Described as the best that Tacitus ever wrote, the fourth book of his Annals covers the years AD 23-28, when Tacitus noted deterioration in the principate of the emperor Tiberius and the increasingly malign influence of his evil genius Sejanus.
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Overview

Described as the best that Tacitus ever wrote, the fourth book of his Annals covers the years AD 23-28, when Tacitus noted deterioration in the principate of the emperor Tiberius and the increasingly malign influence of his evil genius Sejanus.
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Woodman has produced the most sophisticated English translation of Tacitus' Annals to date, one that will likely remain the standard for years to come. . . . Woodman successfully incorporates into his translation the sense and sound of the author's literary style. His deft rendering into English of Tacitus' word order and sentence structure, mimicking the ancient writer's preference for the unusual word and his propensity to employ metaphorical expressions, alliteration, and an unbalanced syntactic structure, imparts to his translation the artistic texture of this work of history. Woodman's Introduction provides an informative background to Tacitus and an explanation of how the translator has attempted to capture the artistry of the ancient historian. Annotations to the text increase understanding of events and and their participants without burdening the reader or interrupting the flow of the story. In addition to maps and a list of further readings, the work contains useful appendixes, such as a list of political and military terms and a stemma of the Julio-Claudian Emperors. Summing up: Highly recommended. Readers of all levels. --R. I. Curtis, CHOICE

An elegant addition to Tacitean scholarship. . . . The appendices are comprehensive and extremely useful for students, covering political and military terms that are cross-referenced to the text, the deployment of the army which can be confusing in the Annals, Rome, geographical and tribal names, and maps as well as a good index of names. . . . This translation has many eminently practical features, including clear layout, the use of footnotes, and numbering of the text. . . . The Introduction is very accessible and, coupled with the text, will be very useful for students. --Alisdair Gibson, Journal of Classics Teaching

This work is more than a superb translation. It is also in effect a succinct commentary on the whole of the Annals. The section in the Introduction on problems of translation is particularly valuable. --J.N. Adams, All Souls College, Oxford

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781289737191
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2013
  • Pages: 490
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

A. J. Woodman is Basil L. Gildersleeve Professor of Classics, University of Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Cornelius Tacitus : from the passing of divine Augustus 1
Books 1-6 : Tiberius 1
Books 11-12 : Claudius 195
Books 13-16 : Nero 245
App. A Political and military terms 356
App. B The first-century A.D. Roman army and the Annals 362
App. C The city of Rome 365
App. D Peoples and places (excluding Rome) 368
App. E Textual variants 384
App. F Roman emperors from Augustus to Hadrian 390
App. G The Imperial Family 391
Stemma (a) : Augustus and Tiberius 392
Stemma (b) : Gaius, Claudius, and Nero 393
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