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    Description'The story I now commence is rich in vicissitudes, grim with warfare, torn by civil strife, a tale of horror even during times of peace.' Edward Gibbon called The Histories an 'immortal work, every sentence of which is pregnant with the deepest observations and the most lively images'. Its author, Cornelius Tacitus, widely acknowledged as the greatest of all Roman historians, describes with cynical power the murderous 'Year of the Four Emperors' - AD 69 - when in just a few months the whole of the Roman Empire was torn apart by civil war. The ultimate triumph of Vespasian and his sons Titus and Domitian was only the prelude to further conflicts and disasters, with revolts among the Germans and Jews challenging the very foundations of Roman authority. W. H. Fyfe's classic translation has been substantially revised to accord with modern scholarship, and supplied with extensive historical and literary notes. The Introduction provides an essential guide to understanding the subtleties of Tacitus' writing, and sets the historical scene with a succinct account of the political and social background to the Imperial Roman state. Maps of the Roman Empire and a Glossary of Place Names complete this valuable edition. 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 Histories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cornelius Tacitus, Edited by D. S. Levene, Translated by W.H. Fyfe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199540709
    ISBN 10: 0199540705
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
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    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, LAN000000, HIS002020
    DC22: 937/.07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC classification: DG286 .T313 2008
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    D. S. Levene is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Durham. He was educated at the City of London School and Brasenose College, Oxford. His writings include Religion in Livy (Leiden, 1993) and articles on Sallust and Tacitus.
    Review quote
    plenty here to savour ... Tacitus was not just a fine writer, he was also a senior Roman politician. Max Davidson, The Daily Telegraph