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Author Mellor, Ronald.

Title Tacitus' annals / Ronald Mellor
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 255 pages)
Series Oxford approaches to classical literature
Oxford approaches to classical literature.
Contents The creation of a political historian -- The historian and his sources -- Ethnic prejudice in Tacitus -- Ut pictura poesis : the visual representation of history -- Freedom and censorship -- A Tiberian narrative -- Consorts of the Caesars -- Courtiers on the Palatine : the familia of the Caesars -- Performances at the court : the reigns of Claudius and Nero -- The importance of Tacitus' Annals -- The Julio-Claudian family (genealogy) -- Map of the Roman Empire -- Prominent persons
Summary Tacitus' Annals is the central historical source for first-century C.E. Rome. It is prized by historians since it provides the best narrative material for the reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero, as well as a probing analysis of the imperial system of government. But the Annals should be seen as far more than an historical source, a mere mine for the reconstruction of the facts of Roman history. While the Annals is a superb work of history, it has also become a central text in the western literary, political, and even philosophical traditions - from the Renaissance to the French and America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-244) and index
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Subject Tacitus, Cornelius -- Criticism and interpretation.
Tacitus, Cornelius. Annales.
Rome -- Historiography.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0198034679 (electronic bk.)
9780198034674 (electronic bk.)