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The Histories
     

The Histories

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by Tacitus
 

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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

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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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ISBN-13:
9780199540709
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
882,463
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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.
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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.