Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Roman History by Publius Cornelius Tacitus

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Tacitus grew up during a the reign of Nero, and may have been a teenager when Nero died and the Roman empire was plunged into civil war. In his later years he became interested in writing an unbiased account of those times, starting his account just before Tiberius came to the throne. We do not have a complete account of either the Annals orthe Histories, but what has been preserved provides an interesting look at Roman life,written by one who lived close to those times.

The electronic edition, originally translated by Alfred John Church and William JacksonBrodribb, did not include any internal text divisions other than the primary book divisions. To make the text more usable for students to search and quote, the paragraph indexing used in The Modern Library edition of Church and Brodribb's text, publishedunder the title of The Complete Works of Tacitus, 1942.

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