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Published: 12 June 2008

592 Pages | 3 maps


ISBN: 9780192824219

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The Annals

The Reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero

Cornelius Tacitus
Translated by J. C. Yardley and Introduction and Notes by Anthony A. Barrett

Oxford World's Classics

  • A lively new translation of ancient historian Tacitus' account of the reigns of three of Rome's most memorable emperors, Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero, accompanied by a wide-ranging and informative introduction and notes.
  • Tacitus' gripping account of the bloody reigns of Tiberius and Nero includes plotting, murder, poisoning, suicide, uprisings, death and destruction. In particular it contains the suppression of the revolt led by Boudicca in Britain, the great fire of Rome under Nero, and persecution of the Christians.
  • The translation aims at readability without sacrificing accuracy and is based on the recent Latin Heubner text, with variations noted in an appendix. The introduction and notes, designed with the non-specialist reader in mind, are the work of a Roman historian who has published widely on the early Roman emperors.
  • The edition includes maps, a glossary of Roman terms, a glossary of place names, and a full index of names and places.

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