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    Annals and Histories (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics) (Hardback) By (author) Tacitus, By (author) Cornelius Annales B Tacitus, Translated by Alfred Church, Translated by William Brodribb, Introduction by Robin Lane Fox

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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    Annals and Histories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tacitus, By (author) Cornelius Annales B Tacitus, Translated by Alfred Church, Translated by William Brodribb, Introduction by Robin Lane Fox
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 850
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 47 mm
    Weight: 925 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307267504
    ISBN 10: 0307267504
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 937/.07, 937
    DC21: 937
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: DG207.T2 C4513 2009
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition statement
    Everyman's Library ed.
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    06 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Cornelius Tacitus was born c. 55 A.D. and died in 117 A.D. Eleanor Cowan is Lecturer in Ancient History at Leicester University. Robin Lane Fox is Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at New College, Oxford.
    Review quote
    "An immortal work, every sentence of which is pregnant with the deepest observations and the most lively images." --Edward Gibbon "From the Trade Paperback edition."