A Companion to Tacitus

A Companion to Tacitus

Editor(s): Victoria Emma Pagán

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011 12:47PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405190329

Online ISBN: 9781444354188

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354188

About this Book

A Companion to Tacitus brings much needed clarity and accessibility to the notoriously difficult language and yet indispensable historical accounts of Tacitus. The companion provides both a broad introduction and showcases new theoretical approaches that enrich our understanding of this complex author.

  • Tacitus is one of the most important Roman historians of his time, as well as a great literary stylist, whose work is characterized by his philosophy of human nature
  • Encourages interdisciplinary discussion intended to engage scholars beyond Classics including philosophy, cultural studies, political science, and literature
  • Showcases new theoretical approaches that enrich our understanding of this complex author
  • Clarifies and explains the notoriously difficult language of Tacitus
  • Written and designed to prepare a new generation of scholars to examine for themselves the richness of Tacitean thought
  • Includes contributions from a broad range of established international scholars and rising stars in the field

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Texts

  2. Part II: Historiography

  3. Part III: Interpretations

  4. Part IV: Intertextuality

  5. Part V: Theoretical Approaches

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