Tacitus





Tacitus


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Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (ca. AD 56 – ca. AD 117) was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. The surviving portions of his two major works—the Annals and the Histories—examine the reigns of the Roman Emperors Tiberius, Claudius, Nero and those who reigned in the Year of the Four Emperors. These two works span the history of the Roman Empire from the death of Augustus in AD 14 to (presumably) the death of emperor Domitian in AD 96. There are enormous lacunae in the surviving texts, including one four books long in the Annals.

Other works by Tacitus discuss oratory (in dialogue format, see Dialogus de oratoribus), Germania (in De origine et situ Germanorum), and biographical notes about his father-in-law Agricola, primarily
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The Annals of Imperial Rome

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The Agricola and The Germania

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The Histories

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4.12 avg rating — 2,867 ratings — published 110 — 130 editions
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Germania

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Complete Works of Tacitus

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4.27 avg rating — 387 ratings — published 1869 — 46 editions
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The Annals/The Histories

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4.02 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 1852 — 16 editions
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The Histories I-II

4.03 avg rating — 143 ratings — published 1887 — 6 editions
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Agricola / Germania / Dialo...

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Histories IV-V/Annals I-III

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4.30 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1931 — 2 editions
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