By Tacitus,S. J. V. Malloch

ebook eleven, the 1st of the later books of the Annals to outlive, narrates years within the reign of Claudius, advert 47–8. whereas Claudius is busy with the tasks of his censorship, his spouse Messalina is having a really public love affair with the younger aristocrat Silius that finally ruins her. In a publication that still treats German, japanese, and different Roman inner affairs, a 3rd of the surviving narrative is dedicated to the destruction of Messalina. the following we come across the vintage portrayal of a Claudius ignorant and manipulated by means of these round him in a longer narrative that exhibits Tacitus at his dramatic and cynical top. This version of booklet eleven, the 1st scholarly one in English in over 100 years, encompasses a complete advent, a newly-edited Latin textual content with equipment, and a finished statement that illuminates old, historiographical, textual, linguistic, and literary concerns that come up from the narrative.

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