1590 Tacitus Annals Histories Roman Empire Nero ROME Plantin Lipsius Commentary

TACITUS, Cornelius

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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 1590 edition is incredibly desirable! Published by Plantin Press in Leiden, this example features the edits and commentary of Justus Lipsius

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1590 Tacitus Annals Histories Roman Empire Nero ROME Plantin Lipsius Commentary

 

“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 1590 edition is incredibly desirable! Published by Plantin Press in Leiden, this example features the edits and commentary of Justus Lipsius

                  

Item number: #5241

Price: $795

 

TACITUS, Cornelius

 

  1. Cornelii Taciti Opera qvae exstant, I. Lipsius quintùm recensuit. Seorsim excusi Commentarii meliores pleniorésque, cum curis secundis.

 

Lugduni Batavorum, Ex Officina Plantiniana, Apud Franciscum Raphelengium, 1590.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 parts in 1
    • [16], 720, [14], [1 blank]; 580, [28]
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6.5in X 4.75in (16.5cm x 12cm)

 

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5241

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Law & Government

Authors

TACITUS, Cornelius

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete