Excerpt from The Annals of Tacitus, Vol. 4: Edited With Introduction and Notes The Fourth Book of the Annals is an excellent introduction to Silver Age Latin and to the history of the early Principate; and altogether it is a most stimulating subject, as I found from reading it with Dr Butler in the Sixth Form at Harrow in 1874. Little did I then think that more than 'forty years on' I should receive from the Syndics of the Press a request to edit this book in their Series. There are many books of various kinds to help the editor of Tacitus in his work. I am especially indebted to Nipperdey, Halm, Furneaux, Boissier, and Ramsay. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.