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The Cambridge companion to Tacitus

Author: A J Woodman
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Cornelius Tacitus; Cornelius Tacitus; Cornelius Tacitus; Cornelius Tacitus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A J Woodman
ISBN: 9780521874601 0521874602 9780521697484 0521697484
OCLC Number: 433551598
Description: xvi, 366 pages ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Responsibility: edited by A.J. Woodman.
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Accessible introduction to the work and influence of ancient Rome's greatest writer of history.  Read more...

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