Annals

Author: Tacitus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141392568

Category: History

Page: 544

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A compelling new translation of Tacitus' Annals, one of the greatest accounts of ancient Rome, by Cynthia Damon. Tacitus' Annals recounts the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus to the death of Nero in AD 68. With clarity and vivid intensity Tacitus describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius, the great fire of Rome during the time of Nero and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies and murders that were part of imperial life. Despite his claim that the Annals were written objectively, Tacitus' account is sharply critical of the emperors' excesses and fearful for the future of imperial Rome, while also filled with a longing for its past glories. This new Penguin Classics edition also includes chronologies, notes, appendices, a genealogy and an introduction discussing Tacitus's life and his approach to history.

The Annals of Imperial Rome

Author: Tacitus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141904798

Category: History

Page: 464

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Tacitus' Annals of Imperial Rome recount the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus up to the death of Nero in AD 68. With clarity and vivid intensity he describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius, the great fire of Rome during the time of Nero, and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies and murders that were part of imperial life. Despite his claim that the Annals were written objectively, Tacitus' account is sharply critical of the emperors' excesses and fearful for the future of Imperial Rome, while also filled with a longing for its past glories.

The Annals of Tacitus

Books 5–6

Author: Tacitus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316757315

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Books 5 and 6 of Tacitus' Annals cover the last years of the emperor Tiberius. Although most of Book 5 is lost, Book 6 survives complete and offers a vivid narrative of the increasingly tyrannical princeps, secluded on the island of Capri; the book ends with his death and obituary notice, one of the most celebrated passages of classical literature. The volume presents a new text of Books 5 and 6, restoring the division between them which was proposed by Lipsius, as well as a full commentary on the text, covering textual, literary, linguistic and historical matters. An Appendix discusses 'The Tacitean Tiberius'. The volume rounds off the sequence which began with commentary on Books 1 and 2 of Tacitus' Annals by F. R. D. Goodyear (1972, 1981) and was continued by commentary on Book 3 by A. J. Woodman and R. H. Martin (1996).

The Annals of Tacitus:

Author: A. J. Woodman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110832178X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Book 4 of Tacitus' Annals, described by Sir Ronald Syme as 'the best that Tacitus ever wrote', covers the years AD 23–28, the pivotal period in the principate of the emperor Tiberius. Under the malign influence of Sejanus, the henchman who duped him and was loaded with honours, Tiberius withdrew to the island of Capri and was never again seen in Rome, where the treason trials engendered an atmosphere of terror. The volume presents a new text of Book 4, as well as a full commentary on the text, covering textual, literary, linguistic and historical matters. The introduction discusses the relationship between Tacitus and Sallust. The volume completes the sequence which began with commentary on Books 1 and 2 of the Annals by F. R. D. Goodyear (1972, 1981) and was continued by commentary on Book 3 by A. J. Woodman and R. H. Martin (1996) and on Books 5-6 by A. J. Woodman (2016).

Tacitus

Author: Cornelius Tacitus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Rome

Page: N.A

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Germania

Author: Cornelius Tacitus,Tacitus

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050052708

Category: History

Page: 110

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Die Germania, auf den ersten Blick eine farbige Beschreibung der germanischen Völker, verfolgt ein klares propagandistisches Ziel: Der korrupten, unfreien und dekadenten Gesellschaft seiner Zeit stellt Tacitus das Idealbild einer auf Einfachheit, Ehre, Freiheit und Kampfesmut beruhenden Lebensweise gegenüber.

Annals

Author: Cornelius Tacitus,Cynthia Damon

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780140455649

Category: History

Page: 468

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A compelling new translation of Tacitus' Annals, one of the greatest accounts of ancient Rome, by Cynthia Damon.Tacitus' Annals recounts the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus to the death of Nero in AD 68. With clarity and vivid intensity Tacitus describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius, the great fire of Rome during the time of Nero and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies and murders that were part of imperial life. Despite his claim that the Annals were written objectively, Tacitus' account is sharply critical of the emperors' excesses and fearful for the future of imperial Rome, while also filled with a longing for its past glories.

Frommer's Memorable Walks in Rome

Author: Bruce Murphy,Alessandra de Rosa

Publisher: Frommers

ISBN: 9780471756514

Category: Travel

Page: 186

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11 GREAT WALKING TOURS THROUGH THE MOST COLORFUL NEIGHBORHOODS IN ROME Follow Frommer's for an up-close and personal look at Rome. Discover the ancient and the avant-garde, the atmospheric and the opulent, and the shopping and the cafes--everything that makes Rome unique. LET FROMMER'S TAKE YOU TO: * The Pantheon, the most perfectly preserved Roman monument in the world and a pool of tranquillity amid the hustle and bustle of Rome * The Campo de' Fiori, a warren of medieval streets punctuated with grand Renaissance palaces * The elegant, patrician villas and gardens of Trastevere, along the Tiber River * Vatican City and the rarely explored streets--old and new--beyond St. Peter's Basilica and Castel Sant'Angelo With easy-to-use directions and maps--and the best places to take a break along the way Great trips begin at frommers.com

The Consolation of Philosophy

Author: Ancius Boethius

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Boethius was an eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, and an exceptional Greek scholar. When he became involved in a conspiracy and was imprisoned in Pavia, it was to the Greek philosophers that he turned. THE CONSOLATION was written in the period leading up to his brutal execution. It is a dialogue of alternating prose and verse between the ailing prisoner and his 'nurse' Philosophy. Her instruction on the nature of fortune and happiness, good and evil, fate and free will, restore his health and bring him to enlightenment. THE CONSOLATION was extremely popular throughout medieval Europe and his ideas were influential on the thought of Chaucer and Dante.

After Rome

A Novel of Celtic Britain

Author: Morgan Llywelyn

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429987405

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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After more than four hundred years of Roman rule, the island its conquerors called Britannia was abandoned-left to its own devices as the Roman empire contracted in a futile effort to defend itself from the barbarian hordes encroaching upon its heart. As Britannia falls into anarchy and the city of Viroconium is left undefended, two cousins who remained behind when the imperial forces withdrew pursue very different courses in the ensuing struggle to unite the disparate tribes and factions throughout the land. In Morgan Llywelyn's stunning medieval novel After Rome, passionate, adventurous Dinas recruits followers and dreams of kingship. Thoughtful Cadogan saves a group of citizens when Saxons invade and burn Viroconium, then becomes the reluctant founder and leader of a new community that rises in the wilderness. The two cousins could not be more different, but their parallel stories encapsulate the era of a new civilization struggling to be born in the Middle Ages. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Tacitus' Annals

Author: Ronald Mellor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198034674

Category: History

Page: 272

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Tacitus' Annals is the central historical source for first-century C.E. Rome. It is prized by historians since it provides the best narrative material for the reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero, as well as a probing analysis of the imperial system of government. But the Annals should be seen as far more than an historical source, a mere mine for the reconstruction of the facts of Roman history. While the Annals is a superb work of history, it has also become a central text in the western literary, political, and even philosophical traditions - from the Renaissance to the French and American revolutions, and beyond. This volume attempts to enhance the reader's understanding of how this book of history could have such a profound effect. Chapters will address the purpose, form, and method of Roman historical writing, the ethnic biases of Tacitus, and his use of sources. Since Tacitus has been regarded as one of the first analysts of the psychopathology of political life, the book will examine the emperors, the women of the court, and the ambitious entourage of freedmen and intellectuals who surround every Roman ruler. The final chapter will examine the impact of Tacitus' Annals since their rediscovery by Boccaccio in the 14th century.

Mein Jahr der Ruhe und Entspannung

Roman

Author: Ottessa Moshfegh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 395438096X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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New York, am Anfang des neuen Jahrtausends. Einer jungen Frau stehen die Türen zu einer Welt aus Glanz und Glitter offen. Sie ist groß, schlank und ausgesprochen hübsch. Gerade hat sie an einer Elite-Universität ihren Abschluss gemacht und arbeitet nun in einer angesagten Kunstgalerie. Sie wohnt im teuersten Viertel der Stadt, was sie sich leisten kann, weil sie vor Jahren schon ein kleines Vermögen geerbt hat. Es könnte also nicht besser laufen in ihrem Leben ... In Wirklichkeit jedoch wünscht sie sich nichts sehnlicher, als ihrer Welt den Rücken zu kehren. Von einer dubiosen Psychiaterin lässt sie sich ein ganzes Arsenal an Beruhigungsmitteln, Antidepressiva und Schlaftabletten verschreiben. Mithilfe der Medikamente will sie "Winterschlaf halten". Aber dann merkt sie in einem ihrer wenigen wachen Momente, dass sie im Schlaf ein eigenes Leben führt. Sie findet Kreditkartenabrechnungen, die auf Shoppingtouren und Friseurbesuche hindeuten. Und scheinbar chattet sie regelmäßig mit wildfremden Männern in merkwürdigen Internetforen. Erinnern kann sie sich daran aber nicht.