The Annals of Imperial Rome by Cornelius Tacitus

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  • Title: The Annals of Imperial Rome
  • Author: Cornelius Tacitus
  • Category: Literary Essays
  • Date: 31 Dec 1963
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 464
  • ISBN: unavailable

 

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His final work, regarded by many as the best work of up to date scholarship, Tacitus’ The Annals of Imperial Rome recount with depth and perception the historical past of the Roman Empire in the course of the first century A.D. This Penguin Classics version is translated with an introduction by Michael Grant. Tacitus’ Annals of Imperial Rome recount the main historic occasions from the years shortly earlier than the loss of life of Augustus as much as the loss of life of Nero in AD 68. With readability and vivid depth he describes the reign of terror underneath the corrupt Tiberius, the nice fireplace of Rome in the course of the time of Nero, and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies and murders that had been a part of imperial life. Regardless of his declare that the Annals had been written objectively, Tacitus’ account is sharply essential of the emperors’ excesses and fearful for the way forward for Imperial Rome, whereas additionally crammed with a eager for its previous glories. Michael Grant’s translation vividly captures the emotional patriotism of Tacitus’ ethical tone, offset by a lucid understanding that Rome is doomed, and conveys with cinematic vigour the lives of the nice Emperors who laid the foundations of recent Europe. Tacitus (56-117) studied rhetoric in Rome and rose to eminence as a pleader on the Roman Bar. In 77 he married the daughter of Agricola, conqueror of Britain, of whom he later wrote a biography, Agricola. His different works, all obtainable in Penguin Classics, embrace the Germania and the The Histories. In case you loved The Annals of Imperial Rome, you may like Herodotus’ The Histories, additionally obtainable in Penguin Classics. present more

 

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