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Author Tacitus, Cornelius, author.

Title The Annals of Tacitus. Books 5 and 6 / edited with a commentary by A.J. Woodman
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017


Description 1 online resource (xxi, 325 pages) : illustration
Series Cambridge classical texts and commentaries ; 55
Cambridge classical texts and commentaries ; 55.
Contents Cover -- Series -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- References and abbreviations -- Introduction -- Text -- Commentary -- Appendix: The Tacitean Tiberius -- Indexes -- 1 General -- 2 Latin Words -- 3 Names
Summary 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)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xv-xxi) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Tacitus, Cornelius. Annales. Liber 5-6.
Tacite. "Annales. 5-6"
SUBJECT Annales (Tacitus, Cornelius) fast
Genre/Form chronicles.
Annals and chronicles
Annals and chronicles.
Annales et chroniques.
Form Electronic book
Author Woodman, A. J. (Anthony John), 1945- editor.
ISBN 9781316591406
Other Titles Annales. Liber 5-6. Latin (Woodman)