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Wellesley, Kenneth

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Works: 55 works in 256 publications in 4 languages and 4,981 library holdings
Genres: History  Annals and chronicles  Sources  Treaties  Software  Textbooks  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Recipient, Correspondent
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Most widely held works by Kenneth Wellesley
The year of the four emperors by Kenneth Wellesley( )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the death of the infamous Nero in AD 68, the Romans might have hoped that AD 69 would usher in a new era of peace and stability." "AD 69 was notable for its historical importance as well as its compelling drama. It marked the watershed between the first and second imperial dynasties and the passing of an old order. The Senate, which had long been resting on past republican glories, was shown to be petty and ineffectual in its hour of crisis, while, ironically, the battles between rival Roman armies only enhanced their endurance. The military efficiency of the empire was not impaired by the civil war, and its political structure was reaffirmed." "Kenneth Wellesley's account of The Year of the Four Emperors combines an elegant and exciting narrative with sound, meticulous scholarship based on his intimate knowledge of the Histories of Tacitus."--Jacket
The histories by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

58 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and Latin and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In AD 68 Nero's suicide marked the end of the first dynasty of imperial Rome. The following year was one of drama and danger. In the surviving books of his Histories the barrister-historian Tacitus, writing some thirty years after the events he describes, gives a detailed account of the 'long but single year' when four emperors emerged in succession: Galba, the martinet; Otho, conspirator and dandy; Vitellius, the unambitious hedonist; and the ultimate victor, Vespasian, who established the Flavian dynasty. With great vividness and emotional power, Tacitus' gripping narrative lays bare corruption, injustice and folly, and sheds lasting light on the nature of power. This revised version of Kenneth Wellesley's translation has sensitively updated it to render it more accessible to the modern reader. This edition contains a new introduction by Rhiannon Ash discussing Tacitus' life and his contemporary audience, a note on the text, further reading, a glossary of place and peoples, expanded notes and a chronology"--Page 4 of cover
The long year, A.D. 69 by Kenneth Wellesley( Book )

27 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 1 January A.D. 69, the Roman people particularly the inhabitants of Rome, had every reason to feel optimistic. The infamous Nero was dead and Galba, in his seventies, a greatly respected governor of Nearer Spain, had been chosen emperor with the whole-hearted consent of army and Senate. And yet, within the first fortnight of the New Year, Galba had been brutally assassinated in the Roman Forum. During a year which had begun with such high hopes of peace and stability two further emperors, Otho and Vitellius, were to meet equally violent deaths, two desperate battles were to be fought at Cremona, Rome was to be captured for Vespasian, and civil war was not only to rack Italy but to touch areas as remote as Britain and Syria. Few years in history, certainly in the Roman empire, have been so eventful: the appearance of four emperors in one year is spectacular in itself. A.D. 69 is, however, important as well as dramatic. It marks the watershed between the first and second imperial dynasties and the passing of an old order. The Long Year also reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the empire. The Senate, which had long been living on the past glory of its republican days, proved petty and ineffectual in the hour of crisis; while, ironically, the battles between rival Roman armies only enhanced their endurance. The military efficiency of the empire was not impaired by the civil war within; and its political structure was reaffirmed. Exceptional years invite exceptional scrutiny, of everyday life as well as the deeds of the great. It is fortunate for us that the events of the Long Year were recorded in colourful and cunning detail by one of the greatest historians of all time, Tacitus. Mr. Wellesley draws skilfully on his famous source but by no means exclusively or uncritically. His own interpretation of the motives and characters of the chief contestants and of the much debated battles of Cremona will appeal to the classical student and scholar; but we can all enjoy his elegant, imaginative retelling of an exciting story now nineteen hundred years old. (Book jacket)
Cornelii Taciti libri qui supersunt by Cornelius Tacitus( )

27 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in Latin and Lithuanian and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius Tacitus, the Histories, book III by Kenneth Wellesley( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histories by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

18 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelii Taciti libri qui supersunt. Ab excessu divi Augusti libri XI-XVI. Edidit Kenneth Wellesley by Cornelius Tacitus( )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historiarum libri by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelii Taciti libri qui supersunt by Cornelius Tacitus( )

12 editions published in 1989 in Latin and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelii Taciti libri qui supersunt by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in Latin and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libri qui supersunt by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in Latin and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelii Taciti Libri qvi svpersvnt by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in Latin and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P. Cornelii Taciti libri qui supersunt by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in Latin and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelii Taciti libri qvi svpersvnt by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in Latin and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libri qui supersunt by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Latin and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libri qui supersunt by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelii Taciti Libri qvi svpersvnt by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Latin and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P. Cornelii Taciti Libri qui supersunt by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

in Latin and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annales ... by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

in Latin and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suite de tragédies, peinture du mauvais prince, leçons de politique, images pittoresques de l'Empire au 1er siècle, philosophie de l'histoire, les "Annales" décrivent le lent processus qui, à partir du régime établi par Auguste, aboutit au discrédit des empereurs, de Tibère à Néron
Cornelii Taciti libri qui supersunt by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

in Latin and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The year of the four emperors
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Wellesley, K.

Wellesley, Kenneth 1911-1995

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