Tacitus: Annals Book Iv by TacitusTacitus: Annals Book Iv by Tacitus

Tacitus: Annals Book Iv

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Paperback | January 26, 1990

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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, starting when Tacitus noted a significant deterioration in the principate of the emperor Tiberius, and the increasingly malign influence of his "evil genius" Sejanus. R.H. Martin and A.J. Woodman 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. They also discuss the political, moral and stylistic dimensions of the Roman historiographical tradition. Though intended primarily as a textbook for undergraduates and high school students, this edition will interest scholars of Latin literature and Roman history as well.
Tacitus was a Roman senator who survived the terror launched among the Roman aristocracy by the emperor Domitian to rise to prominence and become first suffect consul and later proconsul of Asia. His historical works, which originally covered the first century of the empire from the accession of Tiberius to the assassination of Domitia...
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Title:Tacitus: Annals Book IvFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 7.32 × 4.84 × 0.67 inPublished:January 26, 1990Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521315433

ISBN - 13:9780521315432

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Table of Contents

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