The Annals of Imperial Rome

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P. 29 Tacitus refers to the following events: 753 B.C. legendary date of the foundation of Rome, 510 kings supposedly expelled by Lucius Junius Brutus, 451-49 constitution suspended in favour of two successive annual Councils of Ten to prepare codes of laws, 444-367 (at intervals) commanders of tribal contingents granted consular powers, 87-4 four consulates of Lucius Cornelius Cinna, 82-79 Sulla's dictatorship, 60/59-3 informal 'First Triumvirate' of Pompey, Marcus Licinius Crassus, and Julius Caesar, 49-4 Julius Caesar's dictatorships, 43-32 'Second Triumvirate' of Antony, Octavian (the future Augustus), and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (III).
P. 31 L. 34 Tiberius spent the years 6 B.C.-A.D. 2 on the island of Rhodes.
P.36 Tacitus refers to the following events in Augustus' career: 44 B.C.Antony's army won over, 43 consuls Aulus Hirtius and Gaius Vibius Pansa fall at Mutina, 'Second Triumvirate' begins with proscriptions and executions, 42 Philippi: deaths of Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius, 40 Treaty of Brundusium divides empire between Triumvirs, 39 Treaty of Misenum between Antony, Octavian, and Sextus Pompeius, 37 Treaty of Tarentum between Antony and Octavian against Sextus Pompeius, 31 Octavian defeats Antony at Actium, 30 death of Antony, 23 execution of Aulus Terentius Varro Murena for alleged conspiracy, 19 execution of Marcus Egnatius Rufus for alleged conspiracy, 16 defeat of Gaius Lollius in Germany, 2 Antony's son Iullus Antonius forced to suicide, A.D. 4 Augustus adopts Tiberius, 9 Publius Quinctilius Varus defeated and killed by Arminius in Germany.
P. 42 L.2 The regular troops were at this time paid 2 1/2 sesterces a day.
P. 52 L. 32 The altar of Augustus at the Ubian capital (the later Cologne) was the centre of his cult in the provinces of Germany.
P. 69 L. 36 The Rhine bridge was at Vetera (Xanten).
P.70 L. 1 Pliny the Elder, whose Natural History has survived, also wrote German Wars, now lost.

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The Annals of Imperial Rome
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Introduction 7
  • The Annals Of Imperial Rome 27
  • Chapter 1 - From Augustus to Tiberius 29
  • Chapter 2 - Mutiny on the Frontiers 41
  • Chapter 3 - War with the Germans 59
  • Chapter 4 - The First Treason Trials 88
  • Chapter 5 - The Death of Germanicus 102
  • Chapter 6 - Tiberius and the Senate 126
  • Chapter 7 - 'Partner of My Labours' 153
  • Chapter 8 - The Reign of Terror 193
  • Part Two - Claudius and Nero 223
  • Chapter 9 - The Fall of Messalina 225
  • Chapter 10 - The Mother of Nero 244
  • Chapter II - The Fall of Agrippina 274
  • Chapter 12 - Nero and His Helpers 310
  • Chapter 13 - Eastern Settlement 334
  • Chapter 14 - The Burning of Rome 349
  • Chapter 15 - The Plot 356
  • Chapter 16 - Innocent Victims 370
  • Notes 385
  • List of Roman Emperors 399
  • Lists of Some Eastern Monarchs 400
  • Key to Technical Terms 402
  • Key to Place-Names 410
  • Genealogical Tables 433
  • Index of Personal Names 439
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