The Histories (Paperback)

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By Tacitus, Kenneth Wellesley (Translated by), Rhiannon Ash (Editor), Rhiannon Ash (Introduction by)
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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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About the Author


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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780140449648
ISBN-10: 0140449647
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: August 25th, 2009
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics