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Annals. Book XV

Author: Cornelius Tacitus; Rhiannon Ash
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY ; Port Melbourne, Australia ; New Delhi, India ; Singapore : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Tacitus' account of Nero's principate is an extraordinary piece of historical writing. His graphic narrative (including Annals XV) is one of the highlights of the greatest surviving historian of the Roman Empire. It describes how the imperial system survived Nero's flamboyant and hedonistic tenure as emperor, and includes many famous passages, from the Great Fire of Rome in AD 64 to the city-wide party organised by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Latin prose literature
Annals and chronicles
Named Person: Cornelius Tacitus; Cornelius Tacitus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cornelius Tacitus; Rhiannon Ash
ISBN: 9781107009783 1107009782 9780521269391 0521269393
OCLC Number: 999668518
Language Note: Text in Latin; notes and commentary in English.
Description: xv, 368 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface --
List of abbreviations --
List of maps --
Introduction --
1. Tacitus --
2. The sources, historiography, and Nero --
3. Annals 15 : structure and artistry --
4. Parthia and Armenia --
5. The perils of gloria : Corbulo and Seneca --
6. The Pisonian conspiracy --
7. Speeches, style, and language --
8. Manuscripts --
Corneli Taciti Ab Excessv Divi Augusti Liber Qvintvs Decimvs --
Commentary --
Works cited --
Indexes --
1. Index to the introduction to the whole volume --
2. General index --
3. Latin words.
Series Title: Cambridge Greek and Latin classics.
Other Titles: Annales.
Tacitus :
Responsibility: Tacitus ; edited by Rhiannon Ash (Fellow and tutor in Classics, Merton College, Oxford).


Unlocks the difficulties and complexities of this challenging yet popular text for students and instructors alike, making Tacitus' Latin more accessible than ever. The introduction and the commentary  Read more...


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