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The history of Tacitus

P. Cornelius Tacitus

The history of Tacitus

by P. Cornelius Tacitus

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Published by Macmillan and Co. in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementtranslated into English by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb.
ContributionsBrodribb, William Jackson, 1829-1905., Church, Alfred John, 1829-1912.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 247 p., [1] leaf of plates :
Number of Pages247
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15549523M

COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle . Check out this great listen on In all of Roman history there was never a more turbulent year than A.D. 69, the ill-omened "Year of the Three Emperors". By some miracle, the greatest historian of the age, Tacitus, was able to chronicle .

About The Annals of Imperial Rome. His last work, regarded by many as the greatest work of contemporary scholarship, Tacitus’ The Annals of Imperial Rome recount with depth and insight the history of the Roman Empire during the first century A.D. This Penguin Classics edition is translated with an introduction by Michael Grant. About this Course. In this module, Dr Chris Whitton (University of Cambridge) explores Tacitus’ Histories, Book 1. In the first module, we provide an introduction to Tacitus and the Histories at a whole, before turning in the second and third modules to the figures of Galba and Otho.

Tacitus: Germania Tacitus, an important Roman historian, wrote the most detailed early description of the Germans at then end of the first century CE. In doing so, be warned, he was commenting on the Rome of his own time, as much as on the German themselves Chapter 1 Geography of Germany. "The various peoples of Germany are separated from the File Size: 21KB. One of the earliest and most informative references to Jesus in a non-Christian source appears in the Annals of Cornelius Tacitus, a Roman historian writing about AD This would be about 85 years or so after the crucifixion of Jesus. Tacitus made his comment about Christ in the context of discussing Nero’s blaming the Christians for the fire of Rome in AD 64, which.


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The history of Tacitus by P. Cornelius Tacitus Download PDF EPUB FB2

In this book you will find a wealth of information about Roman history as well as some misc. other writings by Tacitus (The Agricola, The Germania, and a dialog on oratory). The work covers a wide range of topics concerning Rome, and provides a clear sense of what Tacitus thought and was trying to achieve with his by: Do buy this book if you would like to try reading Tacitus in the original.

Overall, Damon is very helpful in understanding Tacitus' place in the serious study of Roman history. Read more. 7 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews/5(3). Tacitus Histories deals with the turbulent year 69AD the year of four emperors.

Tacitus eye for detail which allows us to understand the personalities of Galba, Otho, Vitellius and Vespatian and their motivations and ambitions in this trully chaotic time in Rome's history.5/5(5).

Cornelius Tacitus, The History. Alfred John Church, William Jackson Brodribb, Ed. ("Agamemnon", "Hom. ", "denarius") All Search Options [ view abbreviations] Home Collections/Texts Perseus Catalog Research Grants Open Source About Help.

Hide browse bar Your current position in the text is marked in blue. Click anywhere in the line to. The Histories (Tacitus)/Book 2.

From Wikisource I shall take up the history at an earlier period. I have already described how the Batavian cohorts who separated from the 14th legion during the Neronian war, hearing on their way to Britain of the rising of Vitellius.

History texts run the risk of being bland and boring. But this book by Tacitus is a page turner, covering a blood-soaked, tumultuous period of civil wars in Roman history, following the death of Emperor Nero in 66 AD. In this book, written almost two thousand years ago, the authors style is fast paced, insightful, Judicious, and eloquent/5.

Tacitus: History Book 5 [1] 1. EARLY in this year Titus Caesar, who had been selected by his father to complete the subjugation of Judaea, and who had gained distinction as a soldier while both were still subjects, began to rise in power and reputation, as armies and provinces emulated each other in their attachment to him.

Tacitus, Roman orator and public official, probably the greatest historian and one of the greatest prose stylists who wrote in the Latin language. Among his works are the Germania, describing the Germanic tribes, the Historiae (Histories), concerning.

The SUMMARY. THE Forces of Vespasian, at the instigation of Antonius Primus and under his leading, arrive in Italy. Military transactions in several places, and some light encounters.

The Fleet at Ravenna revolts to Vespasian. Cæcina discovers his treasonable purposes, but is seized and imprisoned by his own soldiers.

The battle at Bedriacum; the army of Vitellius overthrown. Tacitus (c. CE), renowned for concision and psychology, is paramount as a historian of the early Roman empire.

What survives of Histories covers the dramatic years What survives of Annals tells an often terrible tale of, and, partially, The first historical work by Rome's greatest historian, Tacitus' Histories hold a crucial place in the history of Latin literature.

Book I covers the beginning of the infamous 'Year of the Four Emperors' (69 CE), which brought imperial Rome to the brink of destruction after the demise of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Galba, Otho, and Vitellius ride the currents of senatorial politics and.

Tacitus: History Book 1 [70] Caecina while halting for a few days in the Helvetian territory, till he could learn the decision of Vitellius, and at the same time making preparations for the passage of the Alps, received from Italy the good news, that Silius' Horse, which was quartered in the neighbourhood of Padus, had sworn allegiance to.

Book Five () of The Histories by Tacitus. the beginning of the same year Titus Caesar, who had been selected by his father to complete the conquest of Judaea and already enjoyed a reputation as a general when Vespasian and he began to be talked of, received added support and recognition, as provinces and armies vied in displaying their enthusiasm.

Vol. have title: Tacitus, The Histories, with an English translation by Clifford H. Moore The Annals, with an English translation by John JacksonPages: Tacitus - Tacitus - The Histories and the Annals: The Historiae began at January 1, 69, with Galba in power and proceeded to the death of Domitian, in The work contained 12 or 14 books (it is known only that the Histories and Annals, both now incomplete, totaled 30 books).

To judge from the younger Pliny’s references, several books were ready bythe writing well advanced by.

Histories (Latin: Historiae) is a Roman historical chronicle by n c. –, it covers the Year of Four Emperors following the downfall of Nero, as well as the period between the rise of the Flavian Dynasty (69–96) under Vespasian and the death of Domitian.

Together, the Histories and the Annals amounted to 30 books. Saint Jerome refers to these books explicitly.

The first work of any great historian has always commanded attention, and Tacitus was ancient Rome's very greatest historian. His biography of his father-in-law, governor of Britain in the years AD 77–84, is a literary masterpiece: it combines penetrating political history with gripping military narrative and throughout poses the question (still very much alive today) of how one should.

Cornelius Tacitus, The History Alfred John Church, William Jackson Brodribb, Ed. ("Agamemnon", "Hom. ", "denarius") All Search Options [view abbreviations] Home Collections/Texts Perseus Catalog Research Grants Open Source About Help.

BOOK I BOOK II BOOK III BOOK IV BOOK V chapter: chapter 1 chapter 2. Tacitus has books on Goodreads with ratings. Tacitus’s most popular book is The Annals of Imperial Rome. January - March, A.D.

69 I begin my work with the time when Servius Galba was consul for the second time with Titus Vinius for his colleague. Of the former period, the years dating from the founding of the city, many authors have treated; and while they had to record the transactions of the Roman people, they wrote with equal eloquence and freedom.

Those whose interest is not in Tacitus but in the military history of the period are recommended to study Mr. B.W. Henderson's Civil War and Rebellion in the Roman Empire, a delightful book which makes the dark places plain.

But they are not recommended to share his contempt for Tacitus because his accounts of warfare are as bad as, for.Tacitus (Cornelius), famous Roman historian, was born in 55, 56 or 57 CE and lived to about He became an orator, married in 77 a daughter of Julius Agricola before Agricola went to Britain, was quaestor in 81 or 82, a senator under the Flavian emperors, and a praetor in The Annals (Latin: Annales) by Roman historian and senator Tacitus is a history of the Roman Empire from the reign of Tiberius to that of Nero, the years AD 14– The Annals are an important source for modern understanding of the history of the Roman Empire during the 1st century AD; it is Tacitus' final work, and modern historians generally consider it his greatest .