The 1st in a four-volume variation of Tacitus Annals 1-6. The Annals are Tacitus' amazing account of Roman imperial historical past from the loss of life of Augustus to the dying of Nero. Books 1-6 describe the reign of Tiberius. Professor Goodyear's advent to the sequence bargains concisely with the historical past to the Annals. He outlines the heritage of Tacitean scholarship to the current day and indicates how Tacitus' ancient decisions have been occasionally distorted by way of his preoccupations with sort and with the ethical functionality of historic writing. The observation attends both to literary, old and textual questions. There are numerous appendixes on issues of extra really expert curiosity.

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