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Tacitus: Annals Book IV

Tacitus: Annals Book IV

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Part of Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics

  • Date Published: January 1990
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521315432

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  • The fourth book of Tacitus' Annals has been described as 'the best that Tacitus ever wrote'. It covers the years AD 23-28, beginning at the point where Tacitus noted a significant deterioration in the principate of the emperor Tiberius, and the increasingly malign influence of his 'evil genius' Sejanus. In this new edition the editors present an improved text of Annals IV, explain in detail the difficulties and unusual features of Tacitus' Latin, and discuss the dramatic, structural and literary qualities of the narrative. In the introduction they express radical views on how the Romans wrote history and consider the political, moral and stylistic dimensions of the historiographical tradition. Although intended primarily as a textbook for sixth-forms and undergraduates, the edition contains much which will be of interest to scholars of Latin literature and to Roman historians.

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    • Date Published: January 1990
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521315432
    • length: 292 pages
    • dimensions: 186 x 123 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    1. Latin historiography to Tacitus
    2. Tacitus' career
    3. The Annals
    Commentary
    References and abbreviations
    Indexes.

  • Author

    Tacitus

    Editors

    R. H. Martin, University of Leeds

    A. J. Woodman, University of Durham

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