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Tacitus: Annals Book XV By Tacitus

Tacitus: Annals Book XV by Tacitus


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Unlocks the difficulties and complexities of this challenging yet popular text for students and instructors alike, making Tacitus' Latin more accessible than ever. The introduction and the commentary elucidate the cultural and historical context of the work and the literary artistry of the author.

Tacitus: Annals Book XV Summary

Tacitus: Annals Book XV by Tacitus

Tacitus' account of Nero's principate is an extraordinary piece of historical writing. His graphic narrative (including Annals XV) is one of the highlights of the greatest surviving historian of the Roman Empire. It describes how the imperial system survived Nero's flamboyant and hedonistic tenure as emperor, and includes many famous passages, from the Great Fire of Rome in AD 64 to the city-wide party organised by Nero's praetorian prefect, Tigellinus, in Rome. This edition unlocks the difficulties and complexities of this challenging yet popular text for students and instructors alike. It elucidates the historical context of the work and the literary artistry of the author, as well as explaining grammatical difficulties of the Latin for students. It also includes a comprehensive introduction discussing historical, literary and stylistic issues.

About Tacitus

Rhiannon Ash is Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Merton College, University of Oxford. She has published widely on Tacitus and on Roman historiography, including a commentary on Tacitus' Histories II in the same series (Cambridge, 2007).

Table of Contents

List of maps; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Tacitus; 2. The sources, historiography, and Nero; 3. Annals 15: structure and artistry; 4. Parthia and Armenia; 5. The perils of gloria: Corbulo and Seneca; 6. The Pisonian conspiracy; 7. Speeches, style, and language; 8. Manuscripts; Corneli Taciti Ab Excessv Divi Augusti Liber Qvintvsdecimvs; Commentary; Select bibliography; Indexes; 1. General index; 2. Latin words.

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NLS9780521269391
9780521269391
0521269393
Tacitus: Annals Book XV by Tacitus
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2017-12-28
382
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