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Historiën (edition 1995)

by Tacitus (Author), Dr. J.W. Meijer (Editor), E.R. Nolst Trenité-Meijer (Translator)

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Title:Historiën
Authors:Tacitus (Author)
Other authors:Dr. J.W. Meijer (Editor), E.R. Nolst Trenité-Meijer (Translator)
Info:Amsterdam: Pandora Pockets (Contact) (Nederlandstalige uitgave, vierde druk)
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Tags:Germanic Antiquity, History, Italy, Classical Antiquity, Literature, Antiquity, Classical Studies, Rome

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Edition: // Descr: 453 p. 19.5 cm. // Series: Call No. { 878 T11 15 } With Notes for Colleges by W.S. Tyler Contains Indexes of Person and Places and to the Notes. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
The short lives of Galba, Otho, Vitellius and many other interesting Romans of around A.D. 60! Wish it were not a mutilated text.... Today Tacitus' "The Histories" are relavent to the world politically. Let us be so bold as to say that our American Republic is very close to an end, as those with opened eyes know. Like Orson Scott Card's "Empire" portrays, in a "novel" way, civil war could perhaps be at our doorstep once again. Read Tacitus and know that history repeats itself. Down with the Luciferian Globalists who use the Left and Right as Machivellian reigns! Shake off your polarization! Don't follow around your fat idiot lying leaders like sheep. Learn something from Tacitus! ( )
  endersreads | Apr 24, 2008 |
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TacitusAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Church, Alfred JohnTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fisher, C.D.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fyfe, William HamiltonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vretska, HelmuthHerausgebersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wellesley, KennethTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Initium mihi operis Servius Galba iterum Titus Vinius consules erunt.
I shall begin my work with the year in which Sevius Galba and Titus Vinius were consuls, the former for the second time.
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In AD 68 Nero's suicide marked the end of the first dynasty of imperial Rome. The following year was one of drama and danger, though not of chaos.

In the surviving books of his Histories the barrister-historian Tacitus, writing some thirty years after the events he describes, gives us a detailed account based on excellent authorities. IN the 'long but single year' of revolution four emperors emerge in succession: Galba, the martinet; Otho, conspirator, dandy and and symbol of self-sacrifice; Vitellius, the unambitious hedonist upon whom greatness was thrust to his own undoing; and hte ultimate victor, the no-nonsense Vespasian, who established the Flavian dynasty.

Tacitus sees history in terms of human sagacity and folly, of pathos and heroism, of chance and fate. In an incisive, rapid and smooth-running narrative which extends from Britain to Egypt and from Caucasus to Morocco, each episode and each sentence betray the verbal craftsman and the lover of epigram and paradox.
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AD 69, the year following Nero's suicide and marking the end of the first dynasty of imperial Rome, was one of the most dramatic and dangerous in the city's history. In the surviving books of his Histories, the great barrister-historian Tacitus gives a gripping account of the long but single year' that saw the reigns of four emperors: disciplinarian Galba; conspirator and dandy Otho; unambitious hedonist Vitellius; and pragmatic victor Vespasian, who went on to establish the Flavian dynasty. In a narrative that extends from Britain to Egypt and from the Caucasus to Morocco, taking in revolt, conspiracy, battles and murder, Tacitus portrays history in terms of human sagacity and folly, pathos and heroism - and, ultimately, chance and fate.

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"In AD 68 Nero's suicide marked the end of the first dynasty of imperial Rome. The following year was one of drama and danger. In the surviving books of his Histories the barrister-historian Tacitus, writing some thirty years after the events he describes, gives a detailed account of the 'long but single year' when four emperors emerged in succession: Galba, the martinet; Otho, conspirator and dandy; Vitellius, the unambitious hedonist; and the ultimate victor, Vespasian, who established the Flavian dynasty. With great vividness and emotional power, Tacitus' gripping narrative lays bare corruption, injustice and folly, and sheds lasting light on the nature of power. This revised version of Kenneth Wellesley's translation has sensitively updated it to render it more accessible to the modern reader. This edition contains a new introduction by Rhiannon Ash discussing Tacitus' life and his contemporary audience, a note on the text, further reading, a glossary of place and peoples, expanded notes and a chronology"--P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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