The Histories

The Histories

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by Cornelius Tacitus, James Adams, Frederick Davidson
     
 

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433212574
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
Classic Collection (Blackstone Audio) Series
Edition description:
Unabridged, 8 CDs, 10 hours
Pages:
8
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 5.79(h) x 1.10(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.