Cornelii Taciti Annalium, Libri V, VI, XI, XII: With Introduction and Notes Abridged from the Larger Work

Cornelii Taciti Annalium, Libri V, VI, XI, XII: With Introduction and Notes Abridged from the Larger Work

Paperback Cambridge Library Collection: Classics Language: Latin

Edited by Henry Furneaux, Edited by H. Pitman

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 284 pages
  • Language: Latin
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 23mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 10 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1108012396
  • ISBN 13: 9781108012393
  • Illustrations note: 2 maps

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A lecturer at the University of Bristol, Pitman published this edition of Tacitus' Annals in Oxford in 1912. The title of the work derives from Tacitus' style of history, which he dealt with on a year-by-year basis. Annals covered the reigns of four Roman emperors, beginning after the death of Augustus. Of the 16 original books covering a period of 54 years, much of what Tacitus wrote has not survived. This edition of Annals includes four books: the incomplete Book 5 and Book 6, which cover the final years and death of Tiberius, and Books 11 and 12 which cover the end of the reign of Claudius. (Books 7 to 10 are missing.) The text and introduction are from the 1894 edition by Henry Furneaux; Pitman's intention is 'to serve the needs of students requiring a less copious and advanced commentary' than that supplied by Furneaux.

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Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Life of Tacitus; 2. On the syntax and style of Tacitus; 3. The constitution of the early Principate; 4. The career and character of Tiberus; 5. The character and government of Claudius; 6. Parthia and Armenia; 7. The conquest of Britain under Claudius; 8. Genealogy of the family of Augustus and the Claudian caesars; Summary of contents of Books V, VI, XI and XII; Text of Books V, VI, XI and XII; Notes on the text.