The Histories by Cornelius Tacitus

A history of Ancient Rome concerning the three short-lived emperors of A.D. 69, Galba, Otho and Vitellius, and the three emperors of the succeeding Flavian dynasty (Vespasian, 69-79; Titus, 79-81; and Domitian, 81-96). Originally twelve or fourteen books in length, the Histories survive to the extent of the first four and a portion of the fifth, covering the 'Year of the Four Emperors' A.D. 69, and some nine months of A.D. 70.


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Book ContentsContentsContents
1 Setting of the Story 1-11 Murder of Galba 12-50 Vitellian Advance51-90
2 Flavian Caution 1-10 1st Battle of Cremona 11-45 Otho's Suicide 46-56
Vitellius in Northern Italy 57-73 Vespasian Emperor 74-86 Rome under Vitellius 87-101
3 2nd Battle of Cremona 1-35 World Convulsed 36-48 March on Rome 49-86
4 A Divided Senate 1-11 Civilis Revolts 12-37 New Year, A.D.70 38-53
Rhineland Recovered 54-80 Signs and Wonders 81-86
5 The Jews 1-13 Collapse of Civilis 14-26