Oxford Readings in Tacitus

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Oxford University Press, Jun 21, 2012 - History - 475 pages
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This collection is designed to reflect the main trends in scholarship on the Roman historian of the early empire, Tacitus, particularly as they have developed over the last century. Covering the whole of Tacitus' works, it begins with a comprehensive introduction which sets the selected scholarship and Roman author in context.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Rereading Tacitus Agricola
37
2 The Theme of Liberty in the Agricola of Tacitus
73
Identity and Difference in the Germania of Tacitus
95
Tacitus Dialogus
119
The Defence of Modernity in Tacitus Dialogus de Oratoribus
155
Steppingstone to History
181
Tacitus Histories 3389
193
11 The Beginning of the Year in Tacitus
259
12 Tacitus and Germanicus
281
Tacitus as Paradoxographer Annals 15367
315
The Problem of Discovering the Historians Opinions
339
15 Development of Language and Style in the Annals of Tacitus
357
An Overview of its Reception History
377
17 Tacitus and the Tacitist Tradition
411
18 Tacitus Now
435

Tacitus on the Fall of Vitellius
209
9 Tacitus and the Death of Augustus
235
10 Obituaries in Tacitus
245
References
441
Index
471
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Rhiannon Ash is a Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Merton College, Oxford University. She has published widely on Tacitus and Roman Historiography and has particular interests in Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger about whom she has published a number of articles. She is currently writing a commentary on Tacitus Annals 15.

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