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Written by TacitusAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Tacitus
Translated by Alfred ChurchAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alfred Church and William BrodribbAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by William Brodribb
Introduction by Robin Lane FoxAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Robin Lane Fox
Noted by Eleanor CowanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Eleanor Cowan

  • Format: Hardcover, 888 pages
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  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • On Sale: October 6, 2009
  • Price: $32.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-26750-4 (0-307-26750-4)
about this book

The complete historical works of the greatest chronicler of the Roman Empire in a wholly revised and updated translation.

A brilliant narrator and a master stylist, Tacitus served as administrator and senator, a career that gave him an intimate view of the empire at its highest levels, and of the dramatic, violent, and often bloody events of the first century. In the Annals, he writes about Augustus Caesar’s death and observes the inner workings of the courts of the emperors Tiberius and Nero. In the Histories, he describes an empire in tumult, four emperors reigning in one year, each overthrown by the next. The Agricola, a biography of Tacitus’s father-in-law, Julius Agricola—the most celebrated governor of Roman Britain—is the first detailed account of the island that would eventually rule over a quarter of the earth. And in the Germania, the famed warrior-barbarians of ancient Germany come richly to life.