Tacitus, The Histories (Fyfe)

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For other English-language translations of this work, see Histories (Tacitus).

Tacitus, The Histories is an English translation of Tacitus' Histories covering the Year of Four Emperors following the downfall of Nero, the rise of Vespasian, and the rule of the Flavian Dynasty up to the death of Domitian.

The [Latin] text followed is that of C. D. Fisher (Oxford Classical Texts). Departures from it are mentioned in the notes. —Author's note.

TACITUS
THE HISTORIES


TRANSLATED WITH INTRODUCTION AND NOTES


BY

W. HAMILTON FYFE
FELLOW OF MERTON COLLEGE


IN TWO VOLUMES

VOLUME I



OXFORD
AT THE CLARENDON PRESS

1912

HENRY FROWDE
PUBLISHER TO THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
LONDON, EDINBURGH, NEW YORK
TORONTO AND MELBOURNE

TO

D. H. F.

'The cause of undertaking a work of this kind was a good will in this scribling age not to do nothing, and a disproportion in the powers of my mind, nothing of mine owne invention being able to passe the censure of mine owne judgement, much less, I presumed, the judgement of others. . . .

'If thy stomacke be so tender as thou canst not disgest Tacitus in his owne stile, thou art beholding to one who gives thee the same food, but with a pleasant and easie taste.'

Sir Henry Savile (a.d. 1591).


CONTENTS


VOLUME I
PAGE
Introduction 5
Book I 17
Book II 110
VOLUME II
Book III 9
Book IV 99
Book V 202
Index of Names 231
Summary of Chief Events
MAPS


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927.


The author died in 1965, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 50 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.