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By Victoria Emma Pagán

A spouse to Tacitus brings a lot wanted readability and accessibility to the notoriously tough language and but essential old money owed of Tacitus. The better half presents either a huge advent and showcases new theoretical techniques that increase our knowing of this advanced author.

  • Tacitus is without doubt one of the most vital Roman historians of his time, in addition to a very good literary stylist, whose paintings is characterised by means of his philosophy of human nature
  • Encourages interdisciplinary dialogue meant to have interaction students past Classics together with philosophy, cultural reviews, political technological know-how, and literature
  • Showcases new theoretical ways that improve our realizing of this advanced author
  • Clarifies and explains the notoriously tricky language of Tacitus
  • Written and designed to arrange a brand new iteration of students to envision for themselves the richness of Tacitean thought
  • Includes contributions from a extensive variety of verified overseas students and emerging stars within the field

Content:
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 heritage (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, illness, 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' heritage 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 course 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 girls 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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Together they draw our attention to the problems of the legitimacy of the form of power in question and the appropriate way The Agricola 35 of living under it. In the case of the empire, as we have seen, the unpleasant features of the system that emerge in practice seem to be compensated by the broader peace it ensures. The analogy to the principate would then seem to point to a similar conception of that institution: while it had spelled the end of liberty for Romans, it also had saved them from that hell of civil war that had consumed their society in the first century BCE.

Plut. 5. 3. 2 missum. 2, but for the most part, for both the beginning and end of The Textual Transmission 17 the Agricola, the ninth-century original was replaced by a fifteenth-century scribe identified by Annibaldi (1907) as Stefano Guarnieri. Guarnieri also added following the Agricola the text of the Germania. This MS (which also has bound with it, in front of the Agricola, the Trojan War of Dictys of Crete) used to be known as the codex Aesinas (Jesi lat. 8), preserved by the Count of Jesi, who successfully hid it from a Nazi attempt to seize it in 1944 (details in Schama 1995, 75–81).

16 Charles E. Murgia Apuleius’ Apology (titled “On Magic”), Metamorphoses, and Florida. A librarian’s note on the verso of the opening flyleaf indicates that the codex (including the Apuleius) had passed from the estate of Niccolò Niccoli (died 1437) to the monastery of San Marco in Florence. Letters between Poggio and Niccoli confirm his role in the humanists’ discovery of Tacitus. The two Medicean MSS of Tacitus are reported by editors under the symbol (siglum) M. They are the sole sources of transmitted scribal readings of Tacitus (except for quotations of Tacitus by other authors), though at one time an effort was made to establish a later MS, L (whose watermark indicates a date no earlier than 1475, later than the first printed edition of these works, de Spira, Venice, 1472–1473) as having access to a line of transmission independent of the Second Medicean MS.

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