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By Victoria Emma Pagán

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A better half to Tacitus brings a lot wanted readability and accessibility to the notoriously tricky language and but vital old debts of Tacitus. The spouse offers either a wide advent and showcases new theoretical methods that enhance our figuring out of this advanced author.

  • Tacitus is among the most crucial Roman historians of his time, in addition to an outstanding literary stylist, whose paintings is characterised by means of his philosophy of human nature
  • Encourages interdisciplinary dialogue meant to interact students past Classics together with philosophy, cultural stories, political technology, and literature
  • Showcases new theoretical methods that improve our realizing of this complicated author
  • Clarifies and explains the notoriously tough language of Tacitus
  • Written and designed to arrange a brand new new release of students to ascertain for themselves the richness of Tacitean thought
  • Includes contributions from a vast variety of proven foreign students and emerging stars within the field

Chapter 1 The Textual Transmission (pages 13–22): Charles E. Murgia
Chapter 2 The Agricola (pages 23–44): Dylan Sailor
Chapter three Germania (pages 45–61): James B. Rives
Chapter four Tacitus' Dialogus de Oratoribus (pages 62–83): Steven H. Rutledge
Chapter five The Histories (pages 84–100): Jonathan Master
Chapter 6 The Annals1 (pages 101–122): Herbert W. Benario
Chapter 7 Tacitus' Sources1 (pages 123–140): David S. Potter
Chapter eight Tacitus and Roman Historiography1 (pages 141–161): Arthur Pomeroy
Chapter nine The focus of strength and Writing historical past (pages 162–186): Olivier Devillers
Chapter 10 Deliberative Oratory within the Annals and the Dialogus (pages 187–211): Christopher S. van den Berg
Chapter eleven Tacitus' Senatorial Embassies of sixty nine CE1 (pages 212–236): Kathryn Williams
Chapter 12 Deuotio, ailment, and Remedia within the Histories (pages 237–259): Rebecca Edwards
Chapter thirteen Tacitus within the Twenty?First Century (pages 260–281): Barbara Levick
Chapter 14 Tacitus' background and Mine (pages 282–304): Holly Haynes
Chapter 15 Seneca in Tacitus1 (pages 305–329): James Ker
Chapter sixteen Annum quiete et otio transiit (pages 331–344): Christopher B. Krebs
Chapter 17 “Let us Tread our direction jointly” (pages 345–368): Christopher Whitton
Chapter 18 Tacitus and Epic (pages 369–385): Timothy A. Joseph
Chapter 19 Silius Italicus and Tacitus at the Tragic Hero (pages 386–402): Eleni Manolaraki and Antony Augoustakis
Chapter 20 Historian and Satirist (pages 403–427): Catherine Keane
Chapter 21 Masculinity and Gender functionality in Tacitus (pages 429–457): Thomas Spath
Chapter 22 ladies and Domesticity (pages 458–475): Kristina Milnor
Chapter 23 Postcolonial ways to Tacitus (pages 476–503): Nancy Shumate
Chapter 24 Tacitus and Political idea (pages 504–528): Daniel Kapust

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We can also speak of a style that characterizes the whole work: throughout, it shows that tendency toward brevity, imbalance, variation, and epigram that distinguished the work of the historian Sallust and would be the most salient feature of the language of Tacitus’ later historical narratives despite modification, refinement, and experiment. What someone reading Agricola in Latin will notice above all, however, is the variety of stylistic and generic modes that come to the fore at different points in the work.

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Naturally, this outcome stood to lessen the appeal of spending one’s life pursuing military glory. Had that life seemed less attractive to Agricola, he might not have chosen it, or he might have been a less aggressive general, content merely to hold the frontier; if it were to seem unappealing to all of the young men of the Roman elite, the fuel of military expansion would be spent. From the perspective of Agricola, then, the political form of the principate, because it can produce emperors hostile to the glory of their fellow Romans, makes it dangerous to be praised for conquest and so perversely attaches disincentives to the performance of a public good; at the same time, however, autocracy had fostered the development of a new avenue to glory – the path of the martyr.

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