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Works of Tacitus, Vol. I

Thomas Gordon

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Genres:

History

Description:

The historical works of Tacitus are a history of the period from A.D. 14 to 96 in thirty volumes. Although many of the works were lost (only books 1-5 of the Histories and 1-6 and 11-16 of the Annals survive), enough remains to provide a good sense of Tacitus’s political and moral philosophy. He recognized the necessity for strong rulers but argued that more should be done to manage the succession of power and allow for the ascension of talent. Tacitus asserted that it was the dynastic ambitions of Rome’s many emperors that caused the decline of moral and political life and precluded the possibility of recruiting leaders of real ability. Moreover, the dynastic temptation caused political instability because military force was now required for political change. His works point to the necessity of systematic institutional restraints on power for the preservation of liberty. Gordon’s translation and his lengthy Discourses on Tacitus bring Tacitus’ ideas up to date and apply them to the British state of the early 18th century. (Description from Online Library of Liberty)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

15h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

53:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:03:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

35:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

38:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

38:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

36:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

37:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

41:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

37:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

31:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

35:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

30:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

27:00