The Annals

The Annals

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A.J. Woodman's translation combines accuracy and Tacitean invention, masterfully conveying Tacitus' distinctive and powerful manner of expression, and reflecting the best of current scholarship. An introductory essay discusses Tacitus' career, the period about which he wrote, the nature of historical writing in the Roman world, and the principles of translation which have shaped this rendering. No other translation captures more successfully the flavor, nuance, and power of Tacitus' greatest work.This edition includes extensive notes; suggestions for further reading; appendices explaining political and military terms, and geographical and topographical names; imperial family trees; maps; and an index.The current printing of the 2004 edition includes corrections and revisions made in 2008.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 229 x 565 x 153mm | 596g
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • 1 Illustrations, maps
  • 0872205584
  • 9780872205581
  • 199,796

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This work is more than a superb translation. It is also in effect a succinct commentary on the whole of the Annals. The section in the Introduction on problems of translation is particularly valuable. --J.N. Adams, All Souls College, Oxford
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About Tacitus

A. J. Woodman is Basil L. Gildersleeve Professor of Classics, University of Virginia.
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