7. Tacitus' Sources1

  1. Victoria Emma Pagán PhD
  1. David S. Potter DPhil

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354188.ch7

A Companion to Tacitus

A Companion to Tacitus

How to Cite

Potter, D. S. (2011) Tacitus' Sources1, in A Companion to Tacitus (ed V. E. Pagán), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354188.ch7

Editor Information

  1. University of Florida, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Michigan, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190329

Online ISBN: 9781444354188



  • historiography, Tacitus' sources;
  • serious Tacitean scholarship;
  • Tacitus' engagement with tradition;
  • Vitellian legions;
  • Tacitus' adaptation, historian'S trope;
  • writing history, onerosa collatio;
  • Julio-Claudian era history;
  • Bacchanalian tradition;
  • summarization, of single source;
  • Tacitus' own interests, ebb and flow


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Guide to Further Reading