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Tacitus Histories I: A Selection
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Benedict Gravell Ellen O'Gorman
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Tacitus Histories I: A Selection

Benedict Gravell Ellen O'Gorman



Literary studies: classical, early & medieval;


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This is the endorsed publication from OCR and Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 1) prescription of Histories Book I sections 4 (finis Neronis ...) to 7, 12-14, 17-23 and 26, and the A-Level (Group 2) prescription of Histories Book I sections 27-36, 39-44 and 49, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level.

Histories I starts in AD 69, during the civil war after the death of Nero. Tacitus describes the unstable conditions in the Roman Empire, as different generals are elevated by their soldiers to the position of emperor. In the prescribed selection, rebellion and violence break out in the city of Rome, as the Praetorian Guard of the emperor Galba transfer their support to a controversial younger man, Otho. Tacitus vividly portrays the elderly Galba's attempts to maintain order and discipline as power slips from his grasp, while Otho inspires the disorderly soldiers, keeping control only with difficulty over this volatile group of men.

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Edited by:   Benedict Gravell , Ellen O'Gorman
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm, 
Weight:   245g
ISBN:   9781350010154
ISBN 10:   1350010154
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   April 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Secondary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Preface Introduction Text Commentary Notes Vocabulary

Benedict Gravell teaches Classics at Westminster School, UK. Ellen O'Gorman is Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Bristol, UK.

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