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 1-11 The Setting of the Story 12-50 The Murder of Galba 51-90 The Vitellian Advance
2 1-10 Flavian Caution 11-45 The 1st Battle of Cremona 46-56 Otho's Suicide
57-73 Vitellius in Northern Italy 74-86 Vespasian Emperor 87-101 Rome under Vitellius
3 1-35 The 2nd Battle of Cremona 36-48 A World Convulsed 49-86 The March on Rome
4 1-11 A Divided Senate 12-37 Civilis Revolts 38-53 The New Year, A.D.70
54-80 The Rhineland Recovered 81-86 Signs and Wonders
5 1-13 The Jews 14-26 The Collapse of Civilis
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