The Histories

The Histories

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In The Histories Cornelius Tacitus, widely regarded as the greatest of all Roman historians, describes with cynical power the murderous 'year of the Four Emperors'—AD 69—when in just a few months the whole of the Roman Empire was torn apart by civil war. W.H. Fyfe's classic translation has been substantially revised and supplied with extensive historical

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In The Histories Cornelius Tacitus, widely regarded as the greatest of all Roman historians, describes with cynical power the murderous 'year of the Four Emperors'—AD 69—when in just a few months the whole of the Roman Empire was torn apart by civil war. W.H. Fyfe's classic translation has been substantially revised and supplied with extensive historical and literary notes. The Introduction examines the subtleties of Tacitus's writing and gives the necessary political and social background.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199540709
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
632,798
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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The Histories 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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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.