The Histories

The Histories

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by Tacitus
     
 

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In AD 68, Nero's suicide marked the end of the first dynasty of imperial Rome. The following year was one of drama and danger, with four emperors-Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian? emerging in succession. Based on authoritative sources, The Histories vividly recounts the details of the ?long but single year? of revolution that brought the Roman empire to

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In AD 68, Nero's suicide marked the end of the first dynasty of imperial Rome. The following year was one of drama and danger, with four emperors-Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian? emerging in succession. Based on authoritative sources, The Histories vividly recounts the details of the ?long but single year? of revolution that brought the Roman empire to the brink of collapse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140449648
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/25/2009
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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

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The Histories 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book details what happens after corruption in a government finally ends:open warefare. This book is the fantastic follow up to the first part. Anyone interested in the great scope and grand scale of Rome in it's early decline should read this.