8. Tacitus and Roman Historiography1

  1. Victoria Emma Pagán PhD
  1. Arthur Pomeroy PhD

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354188.ch8

A Companion to Tacitus

A Companion to Tacitus

How to Cite

Pomeroy, A. (2011) Tacitus and Roman Historiography1, in A Companion to Tacitus (ed V. E. Pagán), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354188.ch8

Editor Information

  1. University of Florida, USA

Author Information

  1. Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190329

Online ISBN: 9781444354188



  • Tacitus and Roman historiography;
  • Tacitus' Histories;
  • Roman social snobbery;
  • auctoritas and fides, Roman;
  • The Latin, superior and inferior;
  • emperor Augustus, surpassing in auctoritas;
  • Tacitus' account of Civilis' revolt;
  • Tacitean references, his predecessors;
  • Tacitus and his audience;
  • familiarity, Roman historical writing


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Guide to Further Reading