Annals

Author: Tacitus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141392568

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 8091

A compelling new translation of Tacitus' Annals, one of the greatest accounts of ancient Rome, by Cynthia Damon. Tacitus' Annals recounts the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus to the death of Nero in AD 68. With clarity and vivid intensity Tacitus describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius, the great fire of Rome during the time of Nero and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies and murders that were part of imperial life. Despite his claim that the Annals were written objectively, Tacitus' account is sharply critical of the emperors' excesses and fearful for the future of imperial Rome, while also filled with a longing for its past glories. This new Penguin Classics edition also includes chronologies, notes, appendices, a genealogy and an introduction discussing Tacitus's life and his approach to history.

The Annals of Tacitus

Books 5–6

Author: Tacitus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316757315

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 3605

Books 5 and 6 of Tacitus' Annals cover the last years of the emperor Tiberius. Although most of Book 5 is lost, Book 6 survives complete and offers a vivid narrative of the increasingly tyrannical princeps, secluded on the island of Capri; the book ends with his death and obituary notice, one of the most celebrated passages of classical literature. The volume presents a new text of Books 5 and 6, restoring the division between them which was proposed by Lipsius, as well as a full commentary on the text, covering textual, literary, linguistic and historical matters. An Appendix discusses 'The Tacitean Tiberius'. The volume rounds off the sequence which began with commentary on Books 1 and 2 of Tacitus' Annals by F. R. D. Goodyear (1972, 1981) and was continued by commentary on Book 3 by A. J. Woodman and R. H. Martin (1996).

The Annals of Tacitus:

Author: A. J. Woodman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110832178X

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1667

Book 4 of Tacitus' Annals, described by Sir Ronald Syme as 'the best that Tacitus ever wrote', covers the years AD 23–28, the pivotal period in the principate of the emperor Tiberius. Under the malign influence of Sejanus, the henchman who duped him and was loaded with honours, Tiberius withdrew to the island of Capri and was never again seen in Rome, where the treason trials engendered an atmosphere of terror. The volume presents a new text of Book 4, as well as a full commentary on the text, covering textual, literary, linguistic and historical matters. The introduction discusses the relationship between Tacitus and Sallust. The volume completes the sequence which began with commentary on Books 1 and 2 of the Annals by F. R. D. Goodyear (1972, 1981) and was continued by commentary on Book 3 by A. J. Woodman and R. H. Martin (1996) and on Books 5-6 by A. J. Woodman (2016).

The Annals of Imperial Rome

Author: Tacitus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141904798

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 8776

Tacitus' Annals of Imperial Rome recount the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus up to the death of Nero in AD 68. With clarity and vivid intensity he describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius, the great fire of Rome during the time of Nero, and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies and murders that were part of imperial life. Despite his claim that the Annals were written objectively, Tacitus' account is sharply critical of the emperors' excesses and fearful for the future of Imperial Rome, while also filled with a longing for its past glories.

Tacitus

Author: Cornelius Tacitus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Rome

Page: N.A

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Die klassische Welt

eine Weltgeschichte von Homer bis Hadrian

Author: Robin Lane Fox

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608944672

Category: Civilization, Classical

Page: 730

View: 6039

Ein großartiges Panorama antiker Geschichte, so fulminant erzählt wie ein historischer Roman.Auf den Spuren des antikenbegeisterten römischen Kaisers Hadrian, der um 120 n. Chr. begann, sein gesamtes Imperium von Schottland bis Ägypten zu bereisen, lässt Robin Lane Fox die Antike lebendig werden,von den homerischen Epen über die Erfindung der Demokratie und den stürmischen Aufstieg des Alexanderreichs bis zur römischen Kaiserzeit und den Anfängen des Christentums. Die Fülle der historischen Ereignisse von 1000 Jahren ordnet der Autor entlang dreier Leitthemen: Freiheit, Gerechtigkeit und Luxus - Themen, die schon in der Antike und bis zum heutigen Tag die Auseinandersetzung mit der Gesellschaft bestimmen. Anschaulich und lebensvoll schildert Lane Fox,wie sich zunächst die griechische und auf ihren Schultern die römische Klassik entwickelt hat und wie antike Geschmacks- und Wertmaßstäbe uns bis heute prägen.

Frommer's Memorable Walks in Rome

Author: Bruce Murphy,Alessandra de Rosa

Publisher: Frommers

ISBN: 9780471756514

Category: Travel

Page: 186

View: 9239

11 GREAT WALKING TOURS THROUGH THE MOST COLORFUL NEIGHBORHOODS IN ROME Follow Frommer's for an up-close and personal look at Rome. Discover the ancient and the avant-garde, the atmospheric and the opulent, and the shopping and the cafes--everything that makes Rome unique. LET FROMMER'S TAKE YOU TO: * The Pantheon, the most perfectly preserved Roman monument in the world and a pool of tranquillity amid the hustle and bustle of Rome * The Campo de' Fiori, a warren of medieval streets punctuated with grand Renaissance palaces * The elegant, patrician villas and gardens of Trastevere, along the Tiber River * Vatican City and the rarely explored streets--old and new--beyond St. Peter's Basilica and Castel Sant'Angelo With easy-to-use directions and maps--and the best places to take a break along the way Great trips begin at frommers.com

Annals

Author: Cornelius Tacitus,Cynthia Damon

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780140455649

Category: History

Page: 468

View: 2312

A compelling new translation of Tacitus' Annals, one of the greatest accounts of ancient Rome, by Cynthia Damon.Tacitus' Annals recounts the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus to the death of Nero in AD 68. With clarity and vivid intensity Tacitus describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius, the great fire of Rome during the time of Nero and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies and murders that were part of imperial life. Despite his claim that the Annals were written objectively, Tacitus' account is sharply critical of the emperors' excesses and fearful for the future of imperial Rome, while also filled with a longing for its past glories.

Coptic Egypt

Author: Barbara Watterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 187

View: 9781

The Consolation of Philosophy

Author: Ancius Boethius

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 2782

Boethius was an eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, and an exceptional Greek scholar. When he became involved in a conspiracy and was imprisoned in Pavia, it was to the Greek philosophers that he turned. THE CONSOLATION was written in the period leading up to his brutal execution. It is a dialogue of alternating prose and verse between the ailing prisoner and his 'nurse' Philosophy. Her instruction on the nature of fortune and happiness, good and evil, fate and free will, restore his health and bring him to enlightenment. THE CONSOLATION was extremely popular throughout medieval Europe and his ideas were influential on the thought of Chaucer and Dante.

After Rome

A Novel of Celtic Britain

Author: Morgan Llywelyn

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429987405

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8498

After more than four hundred years of Roman rule, the island its conquerors called Britannia was abandoned-left to its own devices as the Roman empire contracted in a futile effort to defend itself from the barbarian hordes encroaching upon its heart. As Britannia falls into anarchy and the city of Viroconium is left undefended, two cousins who remained behind when the imperial forces withdrew pursue very different courses in the ensuing struggle to unite the disparate tribes and factions throughout the land. In Morgan Llywelyn's stunning medieval novel After Rome, passionate, adventurous Dinas recruits followers and dreams of kingship. Thoughtful Cadogan saves a group of citizens when Saxons invade and burn Viroconium, then becomes the reluctant founder and leader of a new community that rises in the wilderness. The two cousins could not be more different, but their parallel stories encapsulate the era of a new civilization struggling to be born in the Middle Ages. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Tacitus' Annals

Author: Ronald Mellor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198034674

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 6282

Tacitus' Annals is the central historical source for first-century C.E. Rome. It is prized by historians since it provides the best narrative material for the reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero, as well as a probing analysis of the imperial system of government. But the Annals should be seen as far more than an historical source, a mere mine for the reconstruction of the facts of Roman history. While the Annals is a superb work of history, it has also become a central text in the western literary, political, and even philosophical traditions - from the Renaissance to the French and American revolutions, and beyond. This volume attempts to enhance the reader's understanding of how this book of history could have such a profound effect. Chapters will address the purpose, form, and method of Roman historical writing, the ethnic biases of Tacitus, and his use of sources. Since Tacitus has been regarded as one of the first analysts of the psychopathology of political life, the book will examine the emperors, the women of the court, and the ambitious entourage of freedmen and intellectuals who surround every Roman ruler. The final chapter will examine the impact of Tacitus' Annals since their rediscovery by Boccaccio in the 14th century.

Maigret und der Samstagsklient

Sämtliche Maigret-Romane

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257605595

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 9039

Der Mann mit dem Spitznamen »Samstagsklient« hat es wahrlich nicht leicht. Es ist verdammt schwierig, die Situation, in der er lebt, einem Fremden wie dem Kommissar zu schildern. Das mag mit ein Grund sein, weshalb er nicht im Kommissariat Hilfe sucht, sondern bei Maigret zu Hause. Hier macht er dem Kommissar mit großer Dringlichkeit klar, dass er zwar nicht verrückt, aber dennoch drauf und dran sei, seine Frau umzubringen, und das der Ordnung halber nur schon mal ankündigen wolle. Und das ist doch genau das, was ein Polizeikommissar an einem Samstagabend hören will, oder?"

Die Fahrt der Argonauten

Griechisch/Deutsch

Author: Apollonius (Rhodius)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 591

View: 4495

Die Nonne

Author: Denis Diderot

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849688585

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

View: 6141

Die Nonne Suzanne Simonin erzählt in Briefen ihre Lebensgeschichte. Von den Eltern wird sie gegen ihren Willen zu einem Dasein als Ordensschwester gezwungen, da für eine standesgemäße Heirat die nötigen finanziellen Mittel fehlen. Zwar gerät sie zunächst an eine verständnisvolle ältere Oberin, kann ihren Freiheitsdrang aber nie ganz ablegen. So wird sie unter einer neuen, fanatischen und grausamen Äbtissin zum Ziel von Repressalien und Schikanen durch diese und Mitschwestern ...

The Annals

The Reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero

Author: Cornelius Tacitus,J. C. Yardley,Anthony A. Barrett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019282421X

Category: History

Page: 546

View: 7285

The Annals is a gripping account of the Roman emperors Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero and the brutality that marked their reigns. Tacitus deplores their depravity, proof of the corrupting force of absolute power. J.C. Yardley's vivid and accurate translation is complemented by a thorough introduction and notes.

Beale Street Blues

Roman

Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434864

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4423

Harlem Love Story: eine junge Liebe gegen die Willkür einer weißen Justiz »Jeder in Amerika geborene Schwarze ist in der Beale Street geboren. Die Beale Street ist unser Erbe. Dieser Roman handelt von der Unmöglichkeit und von der Möglichkeit, von der absoluten Notwendigkeit, diesem Erbe Ausdruck zu geben. Die Beale Street ist eine laute Straße. Es bleibt dem Leser überlassen, aus dem Schlagen der Trommeln den Sinn herauszuhören.« James Baldwin Dies ist die Geschichte von Tish und Fonny, 19 und 22, und ihrem Kampf gegen die Willkür einer weißen Justiz. Der traurig-schöne Song einer jungen Liebe, voller Wut und doch voller Hoffnung. Ist das Gefängnissystem die Fortsetzung der Sklaverei unter anderen Vorzeichen? Beale Street Blues von James Baldwin strahlt grell in unsere Gegenwart.