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    DescriptionTacitus' Annals is the central historical source for first-century C.E. Rome. It is prized by historians since it provides the best narrative material for the reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero, as well as a probing analysis of the imperial system of government. But the Annals should be seen as far more than an historical source, a mere mine for the reconstruction of the facts of Roman history. While the Annals is a superb work of history, it has also become a central text in the western literary, political, and even philosophical traditions - from the Renaissance to the French and American revolutions, and beyond. This volume attempts to enhance the reader's understanding of how this book of history could have such a profound effect. Chapters will address the purpose, form, and method of Roman historical writing, the ethnic biases of Tacitus, and his use of sources. Since Tacitus has been regarded as one of the first analysts of the psychopathology of political life, the book will examine the emperors, the women of the court, and the ambitious entourage of freedmen and intellectuals who surround every Roman ruler. The final chapter will examine the impact of Tacitus' Annals since their rediscovery by Boccaccio in the 14th century.

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    Tacitus' Annals
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ronald Mellor
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195151930
    ISBN 10: 0195151933

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    1 line illustrations
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    17 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Ronald Mellor is Professor of Greek and Roman History at the University of California, Los Angeles.
    Table of contents
    EDITORS' FOREWORD ; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ; INTRODUCTION ; 1. The creation of a Political Historian ; 2. The Historian and His Sources ; 3. Ethnic Prejudice in Tacitus ; 4. Ut Pictura Poesis: The Visual Representation of History ; 5. Freedom and Censorship ; 6. A Tiberian Narrative ; 7. Consorts of the Caesars ; 8. Courtiers on the Palatine: The Familia of the Caesars ; 9. Performances at the Court: The Reigns of Claudius and Nero ; 10. The Importance of Tacitus' Annals ; THE JULIO-CLAUDIAN FAMILY (GENEALOGY) ; MAP OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE ; PROMINENT PERSONS ; FURTHER READING ; WORKS CITED