21. Masculinity and Gender Performance in Tacitus

  1. Victoria Emma Pagán PhD
  1. Thomas Späth PhD

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354188.ch21

A Companion to Tacitus

A Companion to Tacitus

How to Cite

Späth, T. (2011) Masculinity and Gender Performance in Tacitus, in A Companion to Tacitus (ed V. E. Pagán), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354188.ch21

Editor Information

  1. University of Florida, USA

Author Information

  1. the University of Bern, Switzerland

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190329

Online ISBN: 9781444354188



  • theoretical approaches;
  • masculinity and gender, in Tacitus;
  • Otho, princeps of Roman empire;
  • Otho, on constantia and destinatio;
  • gender in the Annals;
  • normative masculinity;
  • Agricola of Tacitus, biography, history;
  • pattern of artificial masculinity;
  • intersectional performance;
  • narrative gender performance


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Vitellius as a Contrastive Foil and the Questionable Masculinity of Roman Soldiers

  • Gender in the Annals

  • Disruptions of the Gender Dichotomy

  • Narrative and Extratextual Performance of Gender

  • Works Cited