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The works of Tacitus

by Cornelius Tacitus, Thomas Gordon (Translator)

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Title:The works of Tacitus
Authors:Cornelius Tacitus
Other authors:Thomas Gordon (Translator)
Info:London: Printed for T. Woodward and J. Peele, 1728-31
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Edition: // Descr: xxv, 773 p. 18.5 cm. // Series: The Modern Library of the World's Best Books Call No. { 878 T11 4 } Translated from the Latin by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb Edited and with an Introduvction by Moses Hadas Contains Glossary of Place Names. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Edition: First Modern Library Edition // Descr: xxv, 773 p. 18.5 cm. // Series: The Modern Library of the World's Best Books Call No. { 878 T11 22 copy #1 } Translated from the Latin by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb Edited and with an Introduction by Moses Hadas Contains Glossary of Place Names. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Edition: // Descr: xxv, 773 p. 18.5 cm. // Series: The Modern Library College Editions Call No. { 878 T11 22 copy #2 } Translated from the Latin by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb Edited with an Introduction by Moses Hadas Contains Glossary of Place Names. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
" ... Tacitus I consider as the first writer in the world without a single exception. his book is a compound of history & morality of which we have no other example." — Thomas Jefferson to Anne Cary Bankhead, 8 Dec. 1800

Of Gordon’s translation, TJ wrote: " . . . the solidity of his [i.e. Tacitus] matter, his brevity, & his fondness for point & antithesis make him difficult. I would advise the use of a translation to be read after the original . . . Murphy’s is preferred by those who cannot read the original, and who do not therefore know the spirit of the author. But those who do find much more of that spirit in Gordon’s. his selection of Tacitus & Sallust for translation seems to have been dictated by the similar causticity of his own genius . . . " — Thomas Jefferson to Charles Clay, 1 May 1813. (TJ had sent Clay's son, Cyrus, a copy of Tacitus, which he had bought from Nicolas Gouin Dufief on Jan. 4, 1813 for $8.00.)
  ThomasJefferson | Sep 27, 2010 |
A strong, clear voice of warning about politics and power. Even after the span of centuries, his commentary remains relevant. ( )
  selfnoise | Dec 30, 2005 |
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TacitusAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bötticher, WilhelmTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brodribb, William J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Church, Alfred JohnTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hadas, MosesEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hooft, P.C.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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