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Guidoboni et al (1994) described Tacitus and his works as follows:
Tacitus (c.55 — c.120 A.D.)

A Latin historian, who was also a senator, magistrate, provincial governor and orator. His first historical work was the Historiae, of which only the first four books and part of the fifth survive. It covered the events of the years 68 —96. Later on he wrote what are known as the Annales ab excessu dici Augusti libri. They were concerned with the period from the death of Augustus (14 AD.) to 68, but only books 1-4, part of book 5, and books 11-16 survive. He made use of documents as well as historical works, of which we cannot always identify the authors.