The Roman Historians Collection brings you works by five significant Roman historians: Sallust, Velleius Paterculus, Tacitus, Florus, and Ammianus Marcellinus. Brought together in this 22-volume collection, their writings provide a comprehensive study of the Roman Empire.
Each text reflects its author’s perspective and style. Sallust provides detailed accounts of the empire’s significant political moments. In Compendium of Roman History, Velleius Paterculus—soldier-turned-historian—creates a biographical sketch of Rome with detailed depictions of Roman personage. In The Histories and The Annals, Cornelius Tacitus—recognized for his often unflinching political analysis—details the reigns of Roman emperors. Florus, in Epitome of Roman History, comments on the decline of Roman morals. Ammianus Marcellinus, in the surviving books of Rerum Gestarum Libri XXXI recounts the fourth–century Roman Empire. An eyewitness to the events, Ammianus’ descriptions are personal and vivid. Together, these valuable volumes provide a multidimensional picture of one of the greatest empires in history—from the foundations of the city of Rome to the beginning of its collapse at the Battle of Adrianople.
This collection contains the complete texts in their Loeb Classical Library editions. Each text is included in its original Latin, with an English translation for side-by-side comparison. Use Logos’ language tools to go deeper into the Latin text with linked translations, definitions, and pronunciation tools. You can also use the dictionary lookup tool to examine difficult English words. Quick and easy access to maps and charts, as well as definitions and lexical information, allows you to understand historical events like never before.