The history of make-believe : Tacitus on imperial Rome (eBook, 2003) []
skip to content
The history of make-believe : Tacitus on imperial Rome Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

The history of make-believe : Tacitus on imperial Rome

Author: Holly Haynes
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003.
Series: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
A theoretically sophisticated reading of Tacitus, especially the "Histories", this work points to a fresh understanding of the logic of Roman rule during the early Empire. It argues that Tacitus writes about the imaginary picture that imperial society makes of concrete conditions of existence.

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Haynes, Holly.
History of make-believe.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002154935
Named Person: Cornelius Tacitus; Publius Cornelius Tacitus; Tacitus, Publius C.; Historiae; Cornelius Tacitus
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Holly Haynes
ISBN: 1597349380 9781597349383 9780520929555 0520929551
OCLC Number: 70772012
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 231 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: Belief and Make-Believe; 1. An Anatomy of Make-Believe; 2. Nero: The Specter of Civil War; 3. Power and Simulacra: The Emperor Vitellius; 4. Vespasian: The Emperor Who Succeeded; 5. A Civil Disturbance: The Batavian Revolts; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Responsibility: Holly Haynes.
More information:


Traces Tacitus' development of this fingere/credere dynamic both backward and forward from the crucial year A D 69. This book offers insights into the conditions of historical knowledge and into the  Read more...


User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.