The Fragments of Tacitus' Histories

@article{Barnes1977TheFO,
  title={The Fragments of Tacitus' Histories},
  author={Timothy D. Barnes},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  year={1977},
  volume={72},
  pages={224 - 231}
}
  • T. Barnes
  • Published 1 July 1977
  • History
  • Classical Philology
O F THE original twelve books of Tacitus' Histories, only the first four and part of the fifth have survived the hazards of textual transmission, and that by the thread of a single manuscript. The continuous text thus breaks off in the course of the year 70 (5. 26). Eight fragments are also printed in the standard modern editions, viz., the Teubner of C. Halm (4th ed., Leipzig, 1912), C. Fisher's Oxford text (Oxford, 1910), and E. Koestermann's Teubner (2d ed., Leipzig, 1969).1 But the editors… 

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