D. S. Levene is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Durham. He was educated at the City of London School and Brasenose College, Oxford. His writings include Religion in Livy (Leiden, 1993) and articles on Sallust and Tacitus.
The Historiesby Cornelius Tacitus
In the surviving books of his Histories the barrister-historian Tacticus writing some thirty years after the events he describes, gives us a detailed account based on excellent authorities. In the ' long but single year ' of revolution four emperors emerge in succession: Galba, the martinet; Otho, conspirator, dandy and symbol of self-sacrifice; Vitellius, the unambitious hedonist upon whom greatness was thrust to his own undoing; and the ultimate victor, the no-nonsense Vespasian, who established the Flavian dynasty.
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