Annals by Cornelius Tacitus
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By Cornelius Tacitus

The Annals

The Reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero

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Translated by J. C. Yardley See other recent books by J. C. Yardley
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Annals by Cornelius Tacitus

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'He was atrocious in his brutality, but his lechery was kept hidden...In the end, he erupted into an orgy of crime and ignominy alike' Such is Tacitus' obituary of Tiberius, and he is no less caustic in his opinion of the weak and cuckolded Claudius and the 'artist' Nero. The Annals is a gripping account of the Roman emperors who followed Augustus, the founder of the imperial system, and of the murders, sycophancy, plotting, and oppression that marked this period in Rome. Tacitus provides the earliest and most detailed account of Boudicca's rebellion in Britain, and his history also relates the great fire of Rome in the reign of Nero, and the persecution of the Christians that followed. He deplores the depravity of the emperors, whose behaviour he sees as proof of the corrupting force of absolute power. J. C. Yardley's translation is vivid and accurate, and Anthony A. Barrett's introduction and notes provide invaluable historical and cultural context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780192824219
ISBN-10: 019282421X
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 130mm x 30mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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First published in 1933, this book contains the Latin text of Tacitus' important works 'Agricola' and 'Germania'.

Tacitus: Agricola by Cornelius Tacitus Tacitus: Agricola, Hardback (September 2014)

The first commentary in English on the Agricola for almost half a century, with particular attention paid to the Latin itself.

Tribes of Ancient Britain and Germany by Cornelius Tacitus Tribes of Ancient Britain and Germany, Paperback (September 2013)

This book contains two original works from Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus, a Roman senator and author considered by many to be one of the greatest Roman Historians.

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Author Biography - Cornelius Tacitus

J. C. Yardley has translated two volumes of Livy for Oxford World's Classics (The Dawn of the Roman Empire and Hannibal's War) and Quintus Curtius Rufus' A History of Alexander for Penguin. He is the author of volumes in the Clarendon Ancient History series, and (with Waldemar Heckel) of Alexander the Great (Blackwell, 2004). Anthony A. Barrett has published books on Livia, Agrippina and Caligula with Yale UP, and is the editor of, and contributor to, Lives of the Caesars (Blackwell, 2007).

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