The Histories - Penguin Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

In AD68 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, Otho, Vitellius and Vespasian - who established the Flavian dynasty.

Rhiannon Ash stays true to the spirit of Wellesley's prose whilst making the translation more accessible to modern readers.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140449648
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Revised edition
DEWEY: 937.07
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 286g
Height: 197mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 23mm