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Author Luce, Torrey James

Title Tacitus and the Tacitean Tradition
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (225 pages)
Series Princeton Legacy Library
Princeton legacy library.
Contents Frontmatter -- CONTENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- RONALD SYME-A Brief Tribute / Bowersock, G.W. -- ABBREVIATIONS -- 1. Tacitus and the Province of Asia / Bowersock, G.W. -- 2. Reading and Response in the Dialogus / Luce, T.J. -- 3. Speech and Narrative in Histories / Keitel, Elizabeth -- 4. Tacitus and Germanicus / Pelling, Christopher -- 5. In maiores certamina·. Past and Present in the Annals / Ginsburg, Judith -- 6. Amateur Dramatics at the Court of Nero: Annals 15.48-74 / Woodman, A.J. -- 7. Tacitean Prudentia and the Doctrines of Justus Lipsius / Morford, Mark -- 8. Tacitus Noster: The Germania in the Renaissance and Reformation 152 / Kelley, Donald R. -- 9. Politics, Taste, and National Identity: Some Uses of Tacitism in Eighteenth-Century Britain / Weinbrot, Howard D. -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS -- GENERAL INDEX -- INDEX OF PASSAGES
Summary In this volume distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic explore the work of Tacitus in its historical and literary context and also show how his text was interpreted in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Discussed here, for example, are the ways predilections of a particular age color one's reading of a complex author and why a reexamination of these influences is necessary to understand both the author and those who have interpreted him. All of the essays were first prepared for a colloquium on Tacitus held at Princeton University in March 1990. The resulting volume
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Subject Tacitus, Cornelius -- Congresses
Tacitus, Cornelius -- Congresses
Tacitus, Cornelius
HISTORY -- Essays.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Rome.
Rome -- Historiography -- Congresses
Rome (Empire)
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Woodman, Anthony John
ISBN 9781400863365