6. The Annals1

  1. Victoria Emma Pagán PhD
  1. Herbert W. Benario PhD

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354188.ch6

A Companion to Tacitus

A Companion to Tacitus

How to Cite

Benario, H. W. (2011) The Annals1, in A Companion to Tacitus (ed V. E. Pagán), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354188.ch6

Editor Information

  1. University of Florida, USA

Author Information

  1. Emory University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190329

Online ISBN: 9781444354188



  • The Annals;
  • Tacitus' Career;
  • Julio-Claudian dynasty;
  • secular games celebrated;
  • Tacitus, that secret of empire, is out;
  • the Annals, eighteen books;
  • Histories, Tacitus claiming objectivity;
  • Tiberius' succession;
  • Tiberius' personal disintegration;
  • Tacitus' style and language


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Tacitus' Career and Earlier Works

  • The Annals

  • Style and Language

  • Tacitus in Later Times

  • Guide to Further Reading