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The annals of Imperial Rome

Author: Cornelius Tacitus; Michael Grant
Publisher: London : Cassell, 1963.
Series: The Belle Sauvage library
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"When Tacitus wrote his Annals, the second of his famous works dealing with the history of Imperial Rome from A.D. 14 to 96, he was at the height of his powers. Of his first book, the Histories, only a relatively small portion has survived, but of the Annals the larger part of his accounts of the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Claudius and Nero has been preserved for posterity, and only the section dealing with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cornelius Tacitus; Michael Grant
OCLC Number: 779141790
Description: 443 pages, illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction (1. The life and works of Tacitus ; 2. What Tacitus inherited ; 3. Tacitus on empire and emperors ; 4. Tacitus and the world ; 5. The style of Tacitus: translator's note) --
Part one: Tiberius (1. From Augustus to Tiberius (1.1-15) ; 2. Mutiny on the frontiers (1.16-49) ; 3. War with the Germans (1.49 --
2.26) ; 4. The first treason trials (2.27-52) ; 5. The death of Germanicus (2.53-3.19) ; Tiberius and the Senate (3.19-76) ; 7.'Partner of my labours' (4, 5) ; 8. The reign of terror (6)) --
Part two: Claudius and Nero (9. The fall of Messalina (11) ; 10. The mother of Nero (12) ; 11. The fall of Agrippina (13.1-14.13) ; 12. Nero and his helpers (14.14-65) ; 13. Eastern settlement (15.1-32) ; 14. The burning of Rome (15.32-47) ; 15. The plot (15.48-74) --
16. Innocent victims (16)).
Series Title: The Belle Sauvage library
Other Titles: Annales.
Responsibility: translated with an introduction by Michael Grant.

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"When Tacitus wrote his Annals, the second of his famous works dealing with the history of Imperial Rome from A.D. 14 to 96, he was at the height of his powers. Of his first book, the Histories, only a relatively small portion has survived, but of the Annals the larger part of his accounts of the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Claudius and Nero has been preserved for posterity, and only the section dealing with Caligula has been completely lost... "--Book jacket.

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