A Companion to Tacitus

A Companion to Tacitus

Editor(s): Victoria Emma Pagán

Print ISBN: 9781405190329

Online ISBN: 9781444354188

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354188


"In sum, this volume is highly recommended - to the novice or the expert alike - in its multiple forms and functions: as an effective introduction to the works of Tacitus; as a refresher on Tacitus' formative role in shaping Latin historiographical practice and the reception of Latin historical writing by contemporary and modern readerships; as a collection of critically nuanced responses to the literary sophistication of Tacitus' approaches to producing meaning in its many guises; and as a curative for critiques of Tacitus' writing which fail to recognize the richness of his intellectual palette."  (Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 31 February 2014)

"With its sensible blend of traditional philology and theoretical innovation, this companion makes, overall, a significant contribution to Tacitean scholarship...The editorial quality of this companion is excellent…The book is well organized and user-friendly…More than enough to guide the kind of readership for which this companion is intended, especially in English."  (The Classical Review, 1 September 2013)

"Here is a work that indicates clearly why Tacitus and his works still matter."  (Reference Reviews, 1 May 2013)

"Even so, the whole remains more than the sum of its excellent parts.  Summing Up: Essential.  Upper-division undergraduates and above."  (Choice, 1 August 2012)