The Annals of Imperial Rome
Publish date: 1959
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, World History
, Classical Studies
Augustus might have established the Principate, but it was up to his successors to continue it and prevent Rome from once against descending into civil war. Tacitus in The Annals of Imperial Rome, the reigns of the Caesars from Tiberius to the death of Nero which would lead to the events in the wri...
As I was reading this for the second time I simply could not believe how brutal this piece of literature was, and what is more impressive is that it is based on real life events. It is authors like Tacitus that make me want to throw modern historical fiction into the fire place. In fact he is the on...
I did this for A-level Latin, and I swear if I ever have to read Tacitus again I may scream. In translation: A lot of politics, and battles and gory deaths (mainly suicides), with a few nuggets like Agrippina's scheming.In original Latin: Godawful. Tacitus is a horrible author to translate: his sent...
A friend of mine who teaches Latin for a living says it was this book (and Suetonius' The Twelves Caesars) that led to her fascination with things Roman and a change in her concentration. I wasn't hugely enamored at first. As our initial conversation went: Me: Well, so far this isn't five star love...
It took me a while to read, but it's a very interesting book. Not surprisingly, the author presupposed his audience would have a working knowledge of Roman history and politics, so it helps to have a survey history(or the Internet) handy while reading. I found it fascinating and sometimes a little u...