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The Histories (Unabridged)

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The Histories (Unabridged)
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ISBN: 9781781983560
Download Size: 653 Mb
Running Time: 10:50:52
Digital UPC: 9781781983560

Release Date: February 2021
Originally recorded in 2020
David Timson
Spoken Word

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The Histories (Unabridged)
Read by David Timson

The Roman historian Tacitus was a successful politician who eventually became Governor of the province of Asia. He is thought to have died around AD 120 and benefitted from the patronage of the Flavian Emperors. The Histories, of which only just over four out of 14 books survive, covers the years following the assassination of the Emperor Nero: Rome was plunged into further civil war with the Year of the Four Emperors (AD 69) and culminated in the accession of Vespasian, the first of the Flavians. Notwithstanding his proximity to the ruling family, Tacitus regretted Rome’s development from republic to empire – which is especially evident in his Annals. The Histories is a fascinating close-up account of a critical period in Roman history.

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