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ISBN-10: 0521891353

ISBN-13: 9780521891356

Edition: 2007

Authors: Tacitus, Rhiannon Ash

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The Histories is the first historical work by Rome's most accomplished and challenging historian, Tacitus. It narrates the brutal civil wars which broke out in AD 68-9 across the Roman Empire after the suicide of the last Julio-Claudian emperor, Nero. Book II covers the bloody finale of the war between two of those emperors, Otho and Vitellius, and the emerging challenge from the eventual victor, Vespasian. The progression of events, kaleidoscopic and gripping, unfolds over a broad geographical sweep and is presented by Tacitus with consummate artistry. This commentary on Histories Book II, the first in English for twenty-five years, elucidates historical questions, clarifies Tacitus'…    
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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 430
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

List of abbreviations
The Roman Empire
Ancient historiography
QVO QVO Scelesti Rvitis? Civil war and Roman identity
Histories 2
Dramatis personae
Sententiae and moralising allusions
The sources
The parallel tradition
Pro-Flavian historiography
The text
Corneli Taciti Historiarvm Liber Secvndvs
Select bibliography
General index
Latin words