Annals and Histories

Annals and Histories

Description

The complete historical works of the greatest chronicler of the Roman Empire in a wholly revised and updated translation. A brilliant narrator and a master stylist, Tacitus served as administrator and senator, a career that gave him an intimate view of the empire at its highest levels, and of the dramatic, violent, and often bloody events of the first century. In the Annals, he writes about Augustus Caesar's death and observes the inner workings of the courts of the emperors Tiberius and Nero. In the Histories, he describes an empire in tumult, four emperors reigning in one year, each overthrown by the next. The Agricola, a biography of Tacitus's father-in-law, Julius Agricola--the most celebrated governor of Roman Britain--is the first detailed account of the island that would eventually rule over a quarter of the earth. And in the Germania, the famed warrior-barbarians of ancient Germany come richly to life.


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Details

Author(s)
Tacitus, Alfred Church, William Brodribb, Eleanor Cowan, Robin Lane Fox
Format
Hardback | 888 pages
Dimensions
131 x 209 x 47mm | 925g
Publication date
06 Oct 2009
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Imprint
Random House Inc
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Everyman's Library ed.
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0307267504
ISBN13
9780307267504
Bestsellers rank
648,004