Irony and Misreading in the Annals of Tacitus by Ellen OGormanIrony and Misreading in the Annals of Tacitus by Ellen OGorman

Irony and Misreading in the Annals of Tacitus

byEllen OGorman

Paperback | December 14, 2006

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This book is a literary analysis of the language and style of Tacitus' Annals. The political context of first-second century AD Rome is also taken into consideration. In analysis of particular passages close attention is given to the structure of the Latin, which is fully translated. Issues relating to the study of narrative, Roman politics and theories of history are addressed in the course of the discussion.
Title:Irony and Misreading in the Annals of TacitusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:December 14, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521034957

ISBN - 13:9780521034951


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: irony, history, reading; 2. Imperium sine fine: problems of definition in Annals I; 3. Germanicus and the reader in the text; 4. Reading Tiberius at face value; 5. Obliteration and the literate emperor; 6. The empress's plot; 7. Ghostwriting the emperor Nero; 8. Conclusion: the end of history; Bibliography; General index; Index locorum.