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    DescriptionAD 69, the year following Nero's suicide and marking the end of the first dynasty of imperial Rome, was one of the most dramatic and dangerous in the city's history. In the surviving books of his Histories, the great barrister-historian Tacitus gives a gripping account of the long but single year' that saw the reigns of four emperors: disciplinarian Galba; conspirator and dandy Otho; unambitious hedonist Vitellius; and pragmatic victor Vespasian, who went on to establish the Flavian dynasty. In a narrative that extends from Britain to Egypt and from the Caucasus to Morocco, taking in revolt, conspiracy, battles and murder, Tacitus portrays history in terms of human sagacity and folly, pathos and heroism - and, ultimately, chance and fate.


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    Title
    The Histories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cornelius Tacitus, Series edited by Kenneth Wellesley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 255 g
    Language
    English
    Latin
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140441505
    ISBN 10: 0140441506
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    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: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 937/.07
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    LC classification: DG207
    DC18: 937.07
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.07
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DG286 .T313 1972
    Thema V1.0: DNL, NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    maps, plans, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    31 July 1975
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Tacitus studied rhetoric in Rome and rose to eminence as a pleader at the Roman Bar. In 77 he married the daughter of Agricola, conqueror of Britain, of whom he later wrote a biography. His other works includethe Germania and the Historiae. Kenneth Wellesley has translated many texts from Latin.