13. Tacitus in the Twenty-First Century

The Struggle for Truth in Annals 1–6

  1. Victoria Emma Pagán PhD
  1. Barbara Levick

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354188.ch13

A Companion to Tacitus

A Companion to Tacitus

How to Cite

Levick, B. (2011) Tacitus in the Twenty-First Century, in A Companion to Tacitus (ed V. E. Pagán), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354188.ch13

Editor Information

  1. University of Florida, USA

Author Information

  1. St. Hilda'S College, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190329

Online ISBN: 9781444354188



  • Tacitus, struggle for truth, Annals 1–6;
  • “accuracy” and “bias”;
  • Tabulae Hebana and Siarensis;
  • Ginsburg's study of Agrippina;
  • Truth, …mere exposition of “the facts.”;
  • Tiberius' principate;
  • differentiation of sententiae;
  • “a principal responsibility” of annals;
  • Tacitus, onus on treason on Tiberius;
  • Tacitus, and three practices


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Guide to Further Reading