The Histories by Rhiannon TacitusThe Histories by Rhiannon Tacitus

The Histories

byRhiannon TacitusTranslated byKenneth WellesleyEditorRhiannon Ash

Paperback | August 25, 2009

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In AD 68, Nero's suicide marked the end of the first dynasty of imperial Rome. The following year was one of drama and danger, with four emperors—Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian—emerging in succession. Based on authoritative sources, The Histories vividly recounts the details of the "long but single year" of revolution that brought the Roman empire to the brink of collapse.

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Tacitus studied rhetoric in Rome and rose to eminence as a pleader at the Roman Bar. In 77 he married the daughter of Agricola, conqueror of Britain, of whom he later wrote a biography. His works include the Germania and the Historiae.
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Title:The HistoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.91 inPublished:August 25, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140449647

ISBN - 13:9780140449648

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