By Cornelius Tacitus
Here's a vigorous new translation of Cornelius Tacitus' undying historical past of 3 of Rome's such a lot memorable emperors. Tacitus, who condemns the depravity of those rulers, which he observed as facts of the corrupting strength of absolute strength, writes caustically of the brutal and lecherous Tiberius, the vulnerable and cuckolded Claudius, and "the artist" Nero. particularly, his gripping account of the bloody reigns of Tiberius and Nero brims with plots, homicide, poisoning, suicide, uprisings, demise, and destruction. The Annals additionally offers a shiny account of the violent suppression of the insurrection led by means of Boudicca in Britain, the good fireplace of Rome below Nero, and the next bloody persecution of the Christians. J. C. Yardley's translation is shiny with no sacrificing accuracy, and relies at the contemporary Latin Heubner textual content, with adaptations famous in an appendix. Anthony A. Barrett's advent and notes offer beneficial ancient and cultural context. This incredible variation additionally contains maps, a thesaurus of Roman phrases and position names, and an entire index of names and areas.