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Title A companion to Tacitus / edited by Victoria Emma Pagán
Published Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 599 pages)
Series Blackwell companions to the ancient world
Blackwell companions to the ancient world.
Contents The textual transmission / Charles E. Murgia -- The Agricola / Dylan Sailor -- Germania / James B. Rives -- Tacitus' Dialogus de oratoribus : a socio-cultural history / Steven H. Rutledge -- The histories / Jonthan Master -- The annals / Herbert W. Benario -- Tacitus' sources / David Potter -- Tacitus and Roman historiography / Arthur Pomeroy -- The concentration of power and writing history : forms of historical persuasion in The histories (1.1-49) / Olivier Devillers -- Deliberative oratory in The annals and the Dialogus / Christopher S. van den Berg -- Tacitus' senatorial embassies of 69 CE / Kathryn Williams -- Deuotio, disease, and remedia in The histories / Rebecca Edwards -- Tacitus in the twenty-first century : the struggle for truth in Annals 1-6 / Barbara Levick -- Tacitus' history and mine / Holly Haynes -- Seneca in Tacitus / James Ker -- Annum quiete et otio transiit : Tacitus (Ag. 6.3) and Sallust on liberty, tyranny, and human dignity / Christopher B. Krebs -- "Let us tread our path together" : Tacitus and the Younger Pliny / Christopher Whitton -- Tacitus and epic / Timothy A. Joseph -- Silius italicus and Tacitus on the tragic hero : the case of Germanicus / Eleni Manolaraki and Antony Augoustakis -- Historian and satirist : Tacitus and Juvenal / Catherine Keane -- Masculinity and gender performance in Tacitus / Thomas Späth -- Women and domesticity / Kristina Milnor -- Postcolonial approaches to Tacitus / Nancy Shumate -- Tacitus and political thought / Daniel Kapust
Summary A Companion to Tacitus brings much needed clarity and accessibility to the notoriously difficult language and yet indispensable historical accounts of Tacitus. The companion provides both a broad introduction and showcases new theoretical approaches that enrich our understanding of this complex author. Tacitus is one of the most important Roman historians of his time, as well as a great literary stylist, whose work is characterized by his philosophy of human nature. Encourages interdisciplinary discussion intended to engage scholars beyond Classics including philosophy, cultural studies, political science, and literature. Showcases new theoretical approaches that enrich our understanding of this complex author. Clarifies and explains the notoriously difficult language of Tacitus. Written and designed to prepare a new generation of scholars to examine for themselves the richness of Tacitean thought. Includes contributions from a broad range of established international scholars and rising stars in the field
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available in printing
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Tacitus, Cornelius -- Criticism and interpretation.
Rome -- Historiography.
Form Electronic book
Author Pagan, Victoria Emma, 1965-
ISBN 1405190329
1444354159 (electronic bk.)
9781444354157 (electronic bk.)