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Author Woodman, A. J. (Anthony John), 1945-

Title Tacitus reviewed / A.J. Woodman.

Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.

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 UniM Bail  937.07 WOOD    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [244]-248) and indexes.
Contents 1. Introduction: The Literature of War -- 2. The Preface to the Annals: More Sallust? -- 3. A Death in the First Act (Annals 1.6) -- 4. Tacitus on Tiberius' Accession -- 5. Self-Imitation and the Substance of History (Annals 1.61-5 and Histories 2.70, 5.14-15) -- 6. Praecipuum Munus Annalium: The Construction, Convention, and Context of Annals 3.6, 5.1 -- 7. History and Alternative Histories -- 8. The Structure and Content of Annals 4.57-67 -- 9. Tacitus' Obituary of Tiberius -- 10. Nero's Alien Capital: Tacitus as Paradoxographer (Annals 15.36-7) -- 11. Amateur Dramatics at the Court of Nero (Annals 15.48-74) -- 12. Epilogue: Lectorum Incuria?
Summary Tacitus was Rome's greatest historian, and the Annals his greatest work. This book collects A.J. Woodman's writings on Tacitus over the past twenty-five years, focusing almost exclusively on the Annals. Woodman offers new or different interpretations of some of the most famous passages in the work, and argues that, through familiarity, generations of scholars have misread significant passages, thereby gaining and perpetuating a distorted view of what Tacitus had to say, especially about Tiberius. His iconoclastic insights will have major implications for those who wish to use the Annals as a source for what happened in the first century AD.
Subject Tacitus, Cornelius. Annales.
Rome -- History -- Julio-Claudians, 30 B.C.-68 A.D.
Rome -- Historiography.
ISBN 0198152582 (hb : alk. paper)
0198152582 No price