Tacitus: Annals V and VI

R. Martin

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ISBN: 9780856687211

Publication: October 1, 2001

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

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Books V and VI of Tacitus' Annals , when complete, carried the narrative of Tiberius' reign from A.D. 29 to 37. Unfortunately most of Book V has been lost, but Annals VI, which resumes the narrative 2 weeks after the execution of Sejanus, contains a fascinating variety of incidents. Whereas Suetonius talks of an elderly emperor who discarded all interest in public affairs from the time he retired to Capri, Tacitus portrays a more complex character - one in which cruelty and vice stand alongside a deep concern for Rome's prosperity at home and abroad. Latin text with facing-page translation

Preface References and Abbreviations Bibliography Introduction: 1. Roman historical writing before Tacitus, 2. Tacitus: life and works, 3. Structure of Annals V & VI 4. Sources, 5. Language and style, 6. Text and translation Latin text and english translation Commentary Appendixes: The financial crisis of A.D. 33 (6.16-17), The obituary of Tiberius (6.51.3) Indexes Stemma of the families of Augustus and Tiberius

Format: Hardback

Size: 210 x 149 mm

224 Pages

ISBN: 9780856687211

Publication: October 1, 2001

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

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