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Anali Tacitus

Anali

Tacitus

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History as fact, rhetoric, psychology and art.In The Annals of Imperial Rome, his last and greatest work, Tacitus (AD c.55-c.117) covers the period from AD14, just before the death of Augustus, to the death of Nero in AD68. Not all the passagesMoreHistory as fact, rhetoric, psychology and art.In The Annals of Imperial Rome, his last and greatest work, Tacitus (AD c.55-c.117) covers the period from AD14, just before the death of Augustus, to the death of Nero in AD68. Not all the passages have survived, but in those that have the depth and diversity of genius are manifest. From a vicious, vituperative biography of Tiberius to the more straightforward accounts of Gaius (Caligula), Claudius and Nero, which reveal an extraordinary gift for pictorial description, the Annals carry conviction both as a work of art and as a history.Michael Grants tranlation of The Annals is a fine one. It captures the emotional patriotism of Tacituss moral tone, offset by a lucid understanding that Rome is doomed, and conveys with vigour the lives of the great emperors who laid the foundations of modern Europe.