Oxford Readings in Tacitus

Paperback | June 29, 2012

EditorRhiannon Ash

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This collection of seminal and lively articles on the Roman historian of the early empire, Tacitus, is written by a wide range of established experts in the field. Tacitus is best known for his extraordinary historical narratives on the Roman emperors from Tiberius to Nero and the civil warswhich followed the death of Nero in AD 68. The articles are designed to reflect the main trends in scholarship on Tacitus, particularly as they have developed over the last century, and to situate this Roman author in his literary and historical context. Beginning with a comprehensive introduction, Ash sets the selected scholarship in context and discusses the history of modern critical responses to Tacitus. Covering the whole of Tacitus' works (the Agricola, Germania, Dialogus, as well as the historical narratives, the Histories and the Annals),this volume also includes articles published in English for the very first time.

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This collection of seminal and lively articles on the Roman historian of the early empire, Tacitus, is written by a wide range of established experts in the field. Tacitus is best known for his extraordinary historical narratives on the Roman emperors from Tiberius to Nero and the civil warswhich followed the death of Nero in AD 68. Th...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:504 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:June 29, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceR. Ash: Introduction1. K. Clarke: An Island Nation: Re-Reading Tacitus Agricola2. W. Liebeschuetz: The Theme of Liberty in the Agricola of Tacitus3. E. O Gorman: There s No Place Like Rome: Identity and Difference in the Germania of Tacitus4. S. Bartsch: Praise and Doublespeak: Tacitus Dialogus5. S. Goldberg: Appreciating Aper: The Defence of Modernity in Tacitus Dialogus de Oratoribus6. E. Paratore: The Agricola: Stepping-Stone to History7. N. P. Miller and P. V. Jones: Critical Appreciations III: Tacitus, Histories 3.38-98. D.S. Levene: Pity, Fear, and the Historical Audience: Tacitus on the Fall of Vitellius9. R. Martin: Tacitus and the Death of Augustus10. R. Syme: Obituaries in Tacitus11. J. Ginsburg: The Beginning of the Year12. C. Pelling: Tacitus and Germanicus13. A.J. Woodman: Nero s Alien Capital14. T.J. Luce: Tacitus Conception of Historical Change15. F.R.D. Goodyear: Development of Language and Style in the Annals of Tacitus16. R. Bloch: Tacitus Excursus on the Jews through the Ages: An Overview of its Reception History17. A. Momigliano: Tacitus and the Tacitist Tradition18. L. Trilling: Tacitus NowAcknowledgementsBibliography