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Title The Cambridge companion to Tacitus / edited by A.J. Woodman
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 356 pages)
Series Cambridge collections online
Cambridge companions complete collection
Cambridge companions to literature and classics
Cambridge collections online
Cambridge companions complete collection
Cambridge companions to literature and classics
Contents From the annalists to the Annales : Latin historiography before Tacitus / A.M. Gowing -- Tacitus and the contemporary scene / A.J. Woodman -- The Agricola / A.R. Birley -- The Germania as literary text / Richard F. Thomas -- The faces of eloquence : the Dialogus de oratoribus / Sander M. Goldberg -- Fission and fusion : shifting Roman identities in the Histories / Rhiannon Ash -- The Tiberian hexad / Christina Shuttleworth Kraus -- Hamlet without the prince? : the Claudian Annals / S.J.V. Malloch -- 'Is dying so very terrible?' : the Neronian Annals / E.E. Keitel -- Tacitus' personal voice / Christopher Pelling -- Tacitus as a historian / Miriam T. Griffin -- Res olim dissociabiles : emperors, senators and liberty / S.P. Oakley -- Style and language / S.P. Oakley -- Speeches in the Histories / D.S. Levene -- Warfare in the Annals / D.S. Levene -- From manuscript to print / R.H. Martin -- Tacitus and political thought in early modern Europe, c. 1530-c. 1640 / Alexandra Gajda -- Gibbon and Tacitus / Paul Cartledge -- A dangerous book : the reception of the Germania / C.B. Krebs -- Tacitus and the twentieth-century novel / Martha Malamud -- Tacitus' Syme / Mark Toher
Summary "Tacitus is universally recognised as ancient Rome's greatest writer of history, and his account of the Roman Empire in the first century AD has been fundamental in shaping the modern perception of Rome and its emperors. This Companion provides a new, up-to-date and authoritative assessment of his work and influence which will be invaluable for students and non-specialists as well as of interest to established scholars in the field. First situating Tacitus within the tradition of Roman historical writing and his own contemporary society, it goes on to analyse each of his individual works and then discuss key topics such as his distinctive authorial voice and his views of history and freedom. It ends by tracing Tacitus' reception, beginning with the transition from manuscript to printed editions, and concluding with his significance in the twentieth century, particularly his influence on political thought in early modern Europe."
Notes Title from opening screen (viewed Apr. 15, 2010)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-356)
Subject Tacitus, Cornelius -- Criticism and interpretation
Tacitus, Cornelius.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Woodman, A. J. (Anthony John), 1945-
ISBN 1139002783 (electronic bk.)
9781139002783 (electronic bk.)