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.

Cornelius Tacitus, Cynthia Damon—Annals

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