1649 Tacitus Histories Roman Empire Nero Caesar Caligula ROME Savile Elzevier

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“The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.”

― Tacitus, The Annals

 

Cornelius Tacitus was a 1st-century Roman historian who is now remembered for his two major works – ‘Annals’ and ‘Histories’ – in which he examines the lives and political careers of important Roman emperors such as Tiberius, Nero, and Claudius. By many accounts, Tacitus is considered the greatest Roman historian, not only by the accuracy of his content, but through demonstrating the psychological nature of ancient Roman politics.

 

‘Histories’ is one of the first written accounts to discuss the Great Jewish Revolt, an account that openly records combative attitudes between Jews and other cultures. ‘Annals’ was Tacitus’s final work and covers the era following the death of Caesar Augustus, including the reigns of Claudius, Caligula, and Nero. It is also the earliest known secular history to mention Jesus Christ in which Tacitus connects Nero to the persecution of early Christians.

 

This 1649 Elzevier edition is exceedingly rare and was translated from an English edition. According to Willems, this edition is a

“collection of notes on the ‘Histories of Tacitus’ and the Life of Agricola, followed by a treatise of the Roman militia, all extracted from an English translation of Tacitus by Henri Savile, and translated into Latin by Isaac Gruter.”

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1649 Tacitus Histories Roman Empire Nero Caesar Caligula ROME Savile Elzevier

 

“The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.”

― Tacitus, The Annals

 

Cornelius Tacitus was a 1st-century Roman historian who is now remembered for his two major works – ‘Annals’ and ‘Histories’ – in which he examines the lives and political careers of important Roman emperors such as Tiberius, Nero, and Claudius. By many accounts, Tacitus is considered the greatest Roman historian, not only by the accuracy of his content, but through demonstrating the psychological nature of ancient Roman politics.

 

‘Histories’ is one of the first written accounts to discuss the Great Jewish Revolt, an account that openly records combative attitudes between Jews and other cultures. ‘Annals’ was Tacitus’s final work and covers the era following the death of Caesar Augustus, including the reigns of Claudius, Caligula, and Nero. It is also the earliest known secular history to mention Jesus Christ in which Tacitus connects Nero to the persecution of early Christians.

 

This 1649 Elzevier edition is exceedingly rare and was translated from an English edition. According to Willems, this edition is a

“collection of notes on the ‘Histories of Tacitus’ and the Life of Agricola, followed by a treatise of the Roman militia, all extracted from an English translation of Tacitus by Henri Savile, and translated into Latin by Isaac Gruter.”

 

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TACITUS

 

  1. Savilivs in Taciti histor. Agricolae vitam, et commentarivs de militia Romana.

 

Amstelodami : Apud Ludovicum Elzevirium., Ao. 1649.

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [20], 472, [4]
    • Signatures: [*]¹⁰ A-T¹²
  • References: Willems 1091; Goldsmid III, 58; Rahir 1103
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~5.25in X 3in (13cm x 8cm)

 

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3046

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

European History

Authors

TACITUS

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete