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    The Annals: The Reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Cornelius Tacitus, Translated by J. C. Yardley

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    Description'He was atrocious in his brutality, but his lechery was kept hidden...In the end, he erupted into an orgy of crime and ignominy alike' Such is Tacitus' obituary of Tiberius, and he is no less caustic in his opinion of the weak and cuckolded Claudius and the 'artist' Nero. The Annals is a gripping account of the Roman emperors who followed Augustus, the founder of the imperial system, and of the murders, sycophancy, plotting, and oppression that marked this period in Rome. Tacitus provides the earliest and most detailed account of Boudicca's rebellion in Britain, and his history also relates the great fire of Rome in the reign of Nero, and the persecution of the Christians that followed. He deplores the depravity of the emperors, whose behaviour he sees as proof of the corrupting force of absolute power. J. C. Yardley's translation is vivid and accurate, and Anthony A. Barrett's introduction and notes provide invaluable historical and cultural context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    The Annals
    Subtitle
    The Reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cornelius Tacitus, Translated by J. C. Yardley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 592
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 406 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780192824219
    ISBN 10: 019282421X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 937.07
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: DG207.T3 Y37 2008
    Thema V1.0: DNL, NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    3 maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    10 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Anthony A. Barrett has published books on Livia, Agrippina and Caligula with Yale UP, and is the editor of, and contributor to, Lives of the Caesars (Blackwell, 2007).