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    Posted: 13-Jun-2005 at 06:24
has anyone read this book?do you recommend it?
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  Quote Byzantine Emperor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jun-2005 at 22:05
I read Tacitus' Annals, Book IV in an upper level Latin course (translated it from the Latin).  Are you planning on reading it in Latin or in an English translation?  I thought the Latin was quite difficult in places, kind of like piecing together a puzzle.  Good subject matter, although Tacitus was quite critical of the Empire and sympathetic towards the old Republic.
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  Quote aknc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2005 at 10:08
I'm going to read it in english.Though i am worried that it will be a waste of time.do you recommend it?
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  Quote Byzantine Emperor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Jun-2005 at 00:27
It is alright I guess.  I wouldn't read it for fun myself, but I have many Byzantine history books I have bought that I would read first!   It gives you a good insider's look into the politics behind the scenes in imperial Rome -- it was quite dark and deadly to be sure!
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