The Works of Cornelius Tacitus
Item Type: JAS Known Contents
Creator: Tacitus; translated by Arthur Murphy
Publisher: Jones and Co.
Edition: Jones' Classical Family Library, 1 volume
Author of this Entry: Kathryn H. Stutz
Evidence Type: Letter
Volume: Page (Letter): 1:97 (32)
Date: March 8, 1857
Addressed To?: Charlotte Symonds
Importance?: Probably a leisure read, as he says "But I can do well without them..."
Evidence: "Can Papa let me have the same volume of Murphy's Tacitus as I had last quarter?"
Frequency Mentioned: Several times; 1:81 (24), "Have you got any historical tables for which you could give me a correct genealogy of the Caesars with all the collateral branches from Julius Caesar till after Nero? I find it most difficult to read Tacitus & be unable to trace relationships with all the people through their various adoptions etc. I find Tacitus our most difficult subject both as regards the history & antiquities and also as regards the construing since in some parts he is so ambiguous that though you can make out the words they will bear different meanings. I shall try & get a translation lent me," and further, "I think on consideration that I cannot get a translation lent me. Will you hunt up in the Gothic Room I think Section 2. of C. for some Tacitus there & if you can find the 13th book of the annals translated or annotated send it please."
Source Contributor: Kathryn H. Stutz