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Tacitus and Tiberius the alternative Annals : an inaugural lecture by A. J. Woodman

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Published by University of Durham in [Durham] .
Written in English



  • Rome


  • Tacitus, Cornelius.,
  • Rome -- History -- Tiberius, 14-37 -- Historiography.,
  • Rome -- History -- Julio-Claudians, 30 B.C.-68 A.D. -- Historiography.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Anthony J. Woodman.
LC ClassificationsDG282 .W66 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p. ;
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2649459M
LC Control Number85230466

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  But it was an open secret that real power was in the hands of the arrogant, sexually depraved Tiberius. One of the most famous lines in the Annals comes in Book III, when Tacitus writes that Tiberius, on leaving the Senate, “had a habit of ejaculating in Greek, ‘These men — how ready they are for slavery!’ Even he, it was manifest. Tacitus’s most popular book is The Annals of Imperial Rome. Tacitus has books on Goodreads with ratings. Tacitus’s most popular book is The Annals of Imperial Rome. The Reign of Tiberius, Out of the First Six Annals of Tacitus; With His Account of Germany, and Life of .   The Histories (Tacitus)/Book 2. From Wikisource It is not against the vigorous intellect of the Divine Augustus, it is not against the profound subtlety of the aged Tiberius, it is not even against the house of Caius, Claudius, or Nero, established by a . Here is the big picture: the Annals of Tacitus covers the years 14–68 CE. These dates are not arbitrary. Augustus, a colossal figure in Roman history, died in 14 CE, and this is when Tiberius.