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Author: Tacitus, Cornelius.
Title: The ende of Nero and beginning of Galba. Fower bookes of the Histories of Cornelius Tacitus. The life of Agricola.
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2012 November (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: The ende of Nero and beginning of Galba. Fower bookes of the Histories of Cornelius Tacitus. The life of Agricola.
Tacitus, Cornelius., Tacitus, Cornelius., Savile, Henry, 1549-1622,

[Printed at Oxforde: By Ioseph Barnes [and R. Robinson, London] for Richard Wright], M.D.LXXXXI. [1591]
Alternate titles: Historiae. Book 1-4. English Historiae. Book 1-4. Annotations vpon the first booke of Tacitus. Annotations upon the first booke of Tacitus.
Translator's dedication signed: Henry Sauile.
Place of publication and printer's name from colophon. "Robinson app[arently]. pr[inted]. only the dedic[ation]. on 1st [par].2r-v"--STC addendum.
"Annotations vpon the first booke of Tacitus" (caption title) begins new pagination on 2A1.
Includes bibliography.
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Subject terms:
Agricola, Gnaeus Julius, -- 40-93.
Rome -- History -- Flavians, 69-96 -- Early works to 1800.

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A. B. To the Reader.
I The Proeme of Tacitus, wherein he professeth simple dealing without partialitie.
II. A generall view of the whole historie following.
III. The state of Citty and prouinces at the beginning of the yeare, when Galba and Ʋinius entred their office.
IIII. The adoption of Piso.
VIII. After the death of Galba, the newes growing hoater of Vi∣tellius and the German reuolt, how the Cittie stoode. affected betweene him and Otho.
IX. The reuolt of the armies of both Germanies, and rising of Ʋitellius.
X How Fabius Valens guided his charge of forty thousand fighting men from Coleyn to the Cottian Alpes.
XI The iourney of Caecina from Coleyn with thirty thousand men thorow the Penine Alpes into Italie.
XIII. Tigellinus put to death. Crispinilla escapeth.
XIIII. Of the letters, messages, and practises that passed betweene the sides.
XV How the provinces declared themselues in fauour or disfavour of the sides.
XVI Otho bestoweth offices: restoreth the banished: relieveth the provinces, and erecteth the images of Poppaea his olde loue.
XVII. The Rhoxolani a people of Sarmatia vanquished, and slaine by the soldiers of Moesia.
XVIII A mutinee of the Gard-souldiers.
XIX Rome full of ielosies: the difficultie that was to carie a mans selfe evenlie in the Citie and Senate.
XX Certaine prodigious things which happened in Italie and Rome before the warre.
XXI The provision of Otho for the warre.
I Titus Ʋespasianus sayling towarde Rome, hearing of Galbaes death at Corinth, returneth into Syria. The disposition of the Easterne armies.
II A counterfaite Nero oppressed in the ile of Cythnus.
III Annius Faustus, after much adoe and some sturre in the Senate, condemned of promoting.
IIII The power of Otho by land.
V The actions of Othoes fleete.
VII. The estate of Corsica and Sardinia, and the rest of the ilandes thereabout.
VIII. Certaine small actions of the Syllan wing in Italie before Caecinaes entrie.
IX. Caecina commeth into Jtalie, and lyeth before Placentia in vaine.
X. Macer skirmisheth with the Ʋitellianists. Otho, suspecting the rest of his captaines, committeth the conduct of the warre to Titianus his brother.
XI. Paullinus and Celsus giue Caecina an ouerthrowe.
XII. The description of a mutinee which happened in Valens campe. Valens commeth into Jtalie and ioyneth his power with Caecinaes.
XIII. Otho determineth to commit the matter to the hazarde of a battel, and retireth himselfe to Brixellum.
XIIII. A skirmish betweene the Vitellianists and Macer with his fencers vpon the Po.
XV. That it is nothing probable, that in so corrupt an age, the soldier. would of their own accord haue surceased from ciuill warre, and by common consent, and aduise of the Senat, deposing these two bad, haue chosen a third good Prince.
XVI. The great battell at Bebriacum: wherein Othoes side was overthrowen.
XVII. Otho vnderstanding of the ouerthrow at Bebriacum killeth himselfe. The souldiers about him, when they could not induce Ʋerginius to vndertake the place, yeelde themselues to the Ʋitellianists.
XVIII. The perill wherein the Senatours stoode which were left at Mutina, vpon the newes of the ouer∣throw at Bebriacum.
XIX. The estate of affaires at Rome: and the insolencies committed by the Ʋitellian souldiers after the victorie.
XX. Ʋitellius viage from Germanie to Lions, and his actions there.
XXI. Ʋitellius viage from Lions into Jtalie by Turin, Pauia, Cre∣mona, Bebriacum, and so to Bononia, and the actions which happened in the meane waie.
XXII. One Geta a bondman counterfaiting himselfe to be Scribonianus Camerinus, and associating others vnto him, was taken, brought to Vitellius and hanged.
XXIII. Vespasian sweareth to Ʋitellius: then taketh vpon him∣selfe the Empire in Jewrie.
XXIIII. The preparation of Vespasian and his side for the warre.
XXV. The armies in Moesia, Pannonia and Dalmatia adhere to Vespasian.
XXVI. Vitellius maketh his entry into Rome.
XXVIII. The preparation of Vitellius against Vespasian.
XXIX. The setting forth of Caecina against the Jlly∣rian armies, and the beginnings of his treason.
I. The consultation of the Flauian captaines, at Petouio in Panno∣nia, concerning the maner of proceeding in the warre. Sextilius Felix sent into Noricum.
II. Antonius Primus marcheth forwarde, and hauing taken Aquileia, Opitergium, Altinum, Padoua, Este, settleth his maine campe at Ʋerona.
III. Amutinee of the Pannonian souldier against Flauianus their Ge∣nerall, and another of the Moesian against Saturninus likewise theirs.
IIII. The reuolt of Lucilius Bassus the Admirall, and of the fleete at Rauenna. The treason of Caecina generall of the armie by lande.
V. The skirmish of the Flauian and Vitellian horsemen betweene Bebriacum and Cremona.
VI. The great battell at Cremona betweene the Flauianists and the Ʋitellianists. Cremona sacked and burnt.
VII. Fabius Ʋalens setteth forward. Ʋitellius blockish behaui∣our. The death of Junius Bloesus.
VIII. The proceedings of Fabius Valens, and his taking.
IX. The estate of the prouinces abroade vpon the troubles in Jtalie.
X. Antonius Primus marcheth from Cremona to Fanum Fortunae. his tarring with Mutianus.
XI. Ʋitellius proceedings and behauiour after the losse at Cremona. The reuolt of the nauie at Misenum.
XII. The Flauianists passe ouer the Apennine. the Ʋitel∣lianists at Narnia yeeld themselues. the death of Fabius Ʋalens.
XIII. Vitellius vpon composition with Flauius Sabinus Vespasians brother offreth to resigne vp the Empire. Sabinus by the souldiers is driuen into the Capitoll, and there besieged. The Capitoll is burnt: Sabinus taken and slaine.
XIIII. Lucius Ʋitellius taketh Tarracina.
XV. The Flauian armie entreth the citty. the Praetorian campe is taken by force. Vitellius is slaine.
I. The behauiour of the Flauian souldiers in the citty, after the death of Vitellius.
II. Lucius Ʋitellius yeeldeth himselfe, and his souldiers to the Flauianists.
III. Lucilius Bassus sent to quiet Campania, the seruant of Ver∣ginius Capito hanged.
IIII. Matters concluded vpon in the Senate, after the death of Ʋitellius.
V. The entry of Mutianus into the Citty, and his actions there.
VI. The rebellion of the Batauians and Caninefates through the instigation of Julius Ciuilis.
VII. Hordeonius Flaccus, Lieutenant generall of both Germanies, lying at Magontiacum, commaundeth Mummius Lupercus, vvho vvith tvvo Legions, the fift and the fifteenth, lodged at Ʋetera, to goe forth against Ciuilis and the Ba∣tauians: but the Romans lost the battell, and fled backe into Vetera their standing campe.
VIII. The eight Batauian cohorts, which had serued the Romans so long in Britannie, against Otho, and elswhere, sollicited by Ci∣uilis forsake Magontiacum, make their way at Bon∣na by the sworde, and so ioine to Ciuilis.
IX. Ciuilis colourably sweareth his men to Vespasian: then with his Batauians, and the assistance of certaine German nations, he besiegeth Vetera; giueth an assault, and is repulsed.
X. Hordeonius dispatching Ʋocula before remooueth from Magontiacum with his power to Bonna: and thence to Coleyn. where he resigneth the execution of his charge to Vocula: following notwithstanding the ar∣mie from thence to Nouesium, where, as it seemeth, he staied till his death. At Nouesium Gallus is ioyned in commission with Ʋocula: and so they remoued forward to Gel∣duba▪ where being encamped, Vocula wa∣steth the Gugerni, and Gallus is bea∣ten by the Germans.
XII. Montanus a captaine of Ʋitellius side, and borne at Triers, bringeth worde to Nouesium of the euent of the battell at Cremona: whereupon they there and the rest at Gelduba sware to Vespasian: and sent Montanus to declare the same to Ciuilis, willing him to de∣sist from hostility: but contrarily Ciuilis vvrought Mon∣tanus to his purpose, and layed the plot of the rebel∣lion of Fraunce, vvhich shortlie after ensued.
XIII. Ʋocula ouerthroweth two captaines of Ciuilis, sent against him as he lay at Gelduba.
XIIII. Ʋocula putteth Ciuilis to flight, and entreth Vetera.
XV. Vocula vittaileth Ʋetera, and returneth to Gelduba, and thence to Nouesium: where Hordenius in a mutinee is slaine. Vocula with his power goeth to relieue Magontiacum besieged by the Germans. The faithfulnesse of the Treueri to the Romans at the beginning of these troubles.
XVI. The disposition of the common people of the Cittie, at the be∣ginning of the yeare. The ordinarie Senate vpon the first day of January. Mutianus supplanteth Antonius Primus.
XVII. Certaine matters which passed in the Senate.
XVIII. A view taken of the Pretorian soldiers. A loane motioned in the Senate. The funerals of Flauius Sabinus.
XIX. The death of Lucius Piso Proconsull of Africke.
XX. Ʋespasian at Alexandria receyueth aduertisement of the death of Vitellius. The embassage of Ʋologesus king of the Parthians to him. Titus speech with his father. Corne is sent to Rome. The foundation of the Capitoll is layed.
XXI. The Treueri and Lingones, at the instigation of Classicus, Tutor, and Sabinus, assembling secretely in counsell at Coleyn, determine to reuolt from the Romans. Ʋocula remooueth from Magon∣tiacum to Coleyn. Claudius Labeo maketh a roade against the Caninefates with∣out great effect.
XXII. Classicus and Tutor corrupt Voculaes souldiers. Vocula at Nouesium is forsaken by his souldiers, and slaine, who imme∣diately sweare fidelity to the Empire of France.
XXIII. Tutor bringeth Coleyn and all vpper Germanie to the oath of France. The Legions of Ʋetera surrender the place to Ciuilis with condition onely of sauing their liues: which not∣withstanding is not performed.
XXIIII. Ciuilis vpon performance of his vowe cutteth his bearde. Of Ʋelleda queene of the Bructerians. Two Legions of them which forsooke Vocula and yeelded themselues to Classicus, namely the sixteenth and the first, the one from Nouesium, the other from Bonna their standing campes, are by commaundement transpor∣ted to Triers.
XXV. An embassage of the Tencterians to them of Coleyn. Co∣leyn yeeldeth to Ciuilis and Ʋelleda vpon rea∣sonable composition.
XXVI. The Bethasij, Tungri and Neruij yeeld to Ciuilis.
XXVII. Julius Sabinus with his Lingones giueth battaile to the Se∣quani, and is ouerthrowen.
XXVIII. A Diete of the citties of France summoned at Rheyms. The preparations at Rome for the warre against the Batauians, Treueri, and Lingones. The Diete at Rheyms resolueth vpon peace, notwithstanding the embassage of the Treueri and Lingones, and the allegations of Tul∣lius Ʋalentinus to the contrary.
XXIX. The one and twentieth Legion surnamed Rapax commeth into Germanie. Sextilius Felix with his cohorts ouerthroweth Tutor and the Treueri. Valentinus returning from the Diete stirreth vp the warre againe. The two Legions transported from Nouesium and Bonna to Triers depart to the Mediomatrici.
XXX. Petilius Cerealis ouerthroweth the Treueri, taketh Ʋalentinus aliue, adioyneth the two Legions from the Mediomatrici, and maketh an oration to the Treueri.
XXXI. Ciuilis and Classicus write to Cerealis.
XXXII. Ciuilis with his confederates ouerthrowen by Cerealis at Triers.
XXXIII. They of Coleyn kill the Germans which they finde in their towne: and cut a cohort of Ciuilis lying at Tolbiacum in pieces. The Caninefates fight prosperously against the fleete of Britan∣ny, and Ciuilis against some of Cerea∣lis horsemen.
XXXIIII. The sonne of Vitellius is slaine. Antonius Primus discontented saileth from Rome to Vespasian ly∣ing at Alexandria.
XXXVI. The viage of Domitian and Mutianus with their traine to Lions.
ANNOTATIONS VPON THE first booke of Tacitus.
A VIEW OF CERTAINE MILITAR matters, for the better vnderstanding of the ancient Roman stories.
THE EXPLICATION OF A PLACE IN POLYBIVS WITH A DEFENCE OF THE COMMON copie against the opinion of certaine great learned men, wherein also the reason of the militar sti∣pend is declared.
Translations of the marginall Greeke.
A NOTE OF THE EDITIONS ƲSED IN SVCH AV∣thors as are cited by page.
Errours of the printe, or changes.