Tacitus: Histories Book I by TacitusTacitus: Histories Book I by Tacitus

Tacitus: Histories Book I

byTacitusEditorCynthia Damon

Paperback | January 20, 2003

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As the first historical work by Rome's greatest historian, the Histories hold a crucial place in the study of Latin literature. Book I covers the beginning of the infamous "Year of the Four Emperors" (69 c.e.), which brought imperial Rome to the brink of destruction after the demise of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Its account of the ensuing power struggles is unmatched for detail and interest. This edition includes the Latin text and provides a complete commentary accessible to students of intermediate level as well as an extensive introduction discussing historical, literary and stylistic issues.
Title:Tacitus: Histories Book IFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 7.32 × 4.84 × 0.75 inPublished:January 20, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521578221

ISBN - 13:9780521578226


Table of Contents

Introduction; CORNELI TACITI HISTORIARVM LIBER PRIMVS; Commentary; Appendices.

Editorial Reviews

"[Damon] is consistently sensitive to the needs of her audience. I anticipate that students will appreciate using this commentary, which offers just the right mixture of historical, literary and grammatical support. [Damon's] valuable contribution to the Cambridge series should certainly do much to make Histories I enjoyable for Tacitus' latest generation of readers." Bryn Mawr Classical Review