The Annals : The Reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero
by Cornelius Tacitus , J. C. Yardley
Editor: Oxford University Press
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“He was atrocious in his brutality, but his lust was hiddenIn the end, he burst into an orgy of crime and ignominy as “a Tel is Tacitus’ death notice from Tiberius, and he is no less caustic in his opinion of the weak and cuckolded Claude and “the artist” NeroHistory is very taking into account the Roman emperors who followed Augustus, the founder of the imperial system, and the murders, flagranteth, tracing and oppression that marked this period in Rome.Tacitus provides the oldest and most detailed account of Boudicca’s revolt in Britain, and its history also relates to the great fire of Rome under the reign of Nero, and the subsequent persecution of ChristiansHe deplores the depravity of the emperors, whose behaviour he considers as proof of the corruption of the power of absolute powerJCYardley’s translation is alive and accurate, and Anthony ABarrett introduction and notes provide valuable historical and cultural backgroundON SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the worldEach affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to studies, providing the most accurate text, plus a host of other useful functions, including experts in introductions by major authorities, useful notes to clarify the text, updated bibliographies for further study, and many more
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