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    • The Complete Works of Tacitus: Volume 1: The Annals, Part 1

    • By: Cornelius Tacitus
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the pantheon of ancient men of letters, none hold a more venerated position than the Roman historian, Tacitus, venerated alike for the accuracy of his chronicles as well as for the superiority of his style. He was a writer of unexcelled genius and consummate skill. But his work fell into oblivion not long after his death, and has come down to us based on the text of a single tattered manuscript from the Middle Ages.

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    • Tacitus

    • By Zachary Brannock on 03-25-08

    Regular price: $30.80

    • Agricola, Germania, A Dialogue Concerning Oratory

    • By: Tacitus
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These three vibrant texts show different sides of the Roman historian Tacitus. Agricola was a successful general and Governor of Britain (77-83CE), a task which he carried out with firmness and probity. Tacitus' account of Germania shows a very different land with its many tribes, their habits and qualities in a strongly rural and resistant environment. A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, by contrast, is placed decidedly at the heart of Roman culture, a survey of rhetoric and the art of eloquence.

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    • The Complete Works of Tacitus: Volume 2: The Annals, Part 2

    • By: Cornelius Tacitus
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Annals, Part 2 picks up in the year A.D. 32 with the increasingly menacing and tyrannical behavior of Tiberius. With hundreds murdered or driven to suicide and many more in exile, Tiberius descends steadily into growing lust and debauchery on his private estate on the isle of Capri. Overseas, Rome is victorious in her struggle with Parthia, and as Tiberius is being smothered to death in A.D. 37 by Macro, peace at last comes to the eastern frontier.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for your Rome historian.

    • By Jerry on 04-25-18

    Regular price: $30.80

    • The Complete Works of Tacitus: Volume 3: The History

    • By: Cornelius Tacitus
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In all of Roman history there was never a more turbulent year than A.D. 69, the ill-omened "Year of the Three Emperors". By some miracle, the greatest historian of the age, Tacitus, was able to chronicle those momentous events in a work he called The History. In its pages are some of the most memorable events of Roman history described in some of the most intensely passionate prose ever devised.

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    • Ex Verus Res

    • By Carol on 04-07-13

    Regular price: $30.80

    • Germania

    • By: Tacitus, Alfred John Church - translator, William Jackson Brodribb - translator
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    In Germania, Roman historian Tacitus presents an impressive history of Germanic tribes and their societies. He dives deep, discussing everything from their ancestry to their government. The work also explores the similarities and differences between the values and customs of Roman and Germanic societies. Germania is a monumental ethnographic work that provides fascinating insight into early Germanic cultures and Roman attitudes toward them. 

    Regular price: $6.29

    • The Complete Works of Tacitus: Volume 4

    • By: Cornelius Tacitus
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The exemplary life of a noble soldier/statesman, a description of ancient Germany, and a discussion of oratory are the subjects of three short masterpieces by the brilliant Roman historian, Tacitus.

    Regular price: $16.80

    • The Histories

    • By: Tacitus
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This superbly written, highly listenable account of the tumult of A.D. 69 focuses on the four men who sought imperial power in the void left by Nero: an old man, a soldier, a playboy, and an extravagant debaucher. The empire-wide, year-long civil war that resulted is brought to life in this sustained narrative, which is rich in detail, intrigue, and insight, as well as the aristocratic biases of the author.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Warning this is not the complete History

    • By Gary on 12-14-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Annals of Tacitus: Excerpts

    • By: Cornelius Tacitus
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Annals, the last and greatest achievement of Tacitus, records the history of the Julio-Claudian emperors from the death of Augustus (A.D. 14) to the reign of Nero (54–68). These are stories of mutiny and murder, of whole armies disappearing beyond the Rhine, of an unstable and gloomy frontier. Tacitus brings us Nero himself, whose reign saw the burning of Rome and the mass slaughter of Christians, and whose vices still captivate and startle us with their imagination and cruelty.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Dialogue on Orators

    • By: Tacitus, Alfred John Church - translator, William Jackson Brodribb - translator
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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    In Dialogue on Orators, Tacitus presents a conversation about the art and philosophy of rhetoric. Four characters discuss the merits and pitfalls of oration and poetry, debating one another’s point of view. With this text, Tacitus follows in the tradition and structure of Cicero, the great orator. It marks a distinct change in style from Tacitus’ longform historical works, Germania and Agricola

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Agricola

    • By: Tacitus, Alfred John Church - translator, William Jackson Broadribb - translator
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    Agricola, also known as The Life and Character of Julius Agricola, serves as the main historical source for information about this notable Roman general. His son-in-law, the historian Tacitus, authored the text. He writes not just about his father-in-law’s military career and conquest of Britain, but also about cultural and geographic forces at work during this time. The portion of the original text that survives today remains an important reference for historians and history buffs alike. 

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    • Die Germania

    • By: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    • Narrated by: Jürgen Fritsche
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    Wie war es damals im rauen Germanien - gesehen aus dem Blickwinkel eines Römers? Publius Cornelius Tacitus beschreibt dies in seinem Klassiker - und wir erfahren von so mancher überraschenden Charaktereigenschaft unserer Vorfahren!

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