The Annals Vol 3


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The Annals was Tacitus' final work, covering the period from the death of Augustus Caesar in the year 14. He wrote at least 16 books, but books 7-10 and parts of books 5, 6, 11 and 16 are missing. Book 6 ends with the death of Tiberius and books 7-12 presumably covered the reigns of Caligula and Claudius. The remaining books cover the reign of Nero, perhaps until his death in June 68 or until the end of that year, to connect with the Histories. The second half of book 16 is missing, ending with the events of the year 66. We do not know whether Tacitus completed the work or whether he finished the other works that he had planned to write; he died before he could complete his planned histories of Nerva and Trajan, and no record survives of the work on Augustus Caesar and the beginnings of the Empire with which he had planned to complete his work as an historian. (Summary from Wikipedia.) (7 hr 52 min)

Chapters

Book 11, part 1 31:10 Read by Claude Banta
Book 11, part 2 31:01 Read by Claude Banta
Book 12, part 1 28:10 Read by Philippa
Book 12, part 2 25:05 Read by Philippa
Book 12, part 3 33:33 Read by Philippa
Book 13, part 1 22:43 Read by Anna Simon
Book 13, part 2 20:14 Read by Anna Simon
Book 13, part 3a 18:36 Read by Sibella Denton
Book 13, part 3b 20:30 Read by Sibella Denton
Book 14, part 1 34:49 Read by Leon Mire
Book 14, part 2 20:20 Read by Sibella Denton
Book 14, part 3 46:43 Read by Andrew Coleman
Book 15, part 1 27:24 Read by Sibella Denton
Book 15, part 2 16:26 Read by Sibella Denton
Book 15, part 3 13:42 Read by Sibella Denton
Book 15, part 4a 19:00 Read by ontheroad
Book 15, part 4b 19:51 Read by ontheroad
Book 16, part 1 24:50 Read by ontheroad
Book 16, part 2 18:20 Read by ontheroad

Reviews

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(5 stars)

A fantastic resource. Obviously my liking of the individual readers is rife with subjectivity but Book XII is clearly the best! Thank you for this reading, i thoroughly enjoyed it.

Wonderfully read


(5 stars)

Amazing that. this history survived the destructions of the 4rth century.