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The Histories

Tacitus - Author

Kenneth Wellesley - Translator

Rhiannon Ash - Editor

Rhiannon Ash - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780140449648 | 384 pages | 25 Aug 2009 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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In AD 68, Nero’s suicide marked the end of the first dynasty of imperial Rome. The following year was one of drama and danger, with four emperors—Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian— emerging in succession. Based on authoritative sources, The Histories vividly recounts the details of the “long but single year” of revolution that brought the Roman empire to the brink of collapse.

" In all the records of Rome there can scarcely be another year that is so full of calamity, or that displays so clearly the strength and weakness of the Romans."
-Kenneth Wellesley, from his original introduction to The Histories