By Ronald Martin
A examine of the writings of Tacitus, the best of Latin historians. the writer indicates why the dichotomy among Tacitus the stylist and Tacitus the historian is incorrect and analyzes his major works.
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Reign lengths in the Turin Canon cannot always be reconciled with the contemporary dates. To be sure, there is not a complete set of year/cattle-count dates for most kings, but there are also examples where the extant number of cattle counts flatly contradicts the Turin papyrus if a biennial count is assumed. The two best examples are the reigns of Sneferu and Pepy I. The highest certain cattle count for Sneferu appears now to be twentyfour (no. 80), yet the space allocated to him in the Turin Canon gives him twenty-four years.
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The date range is broadly third to eighth dynasty, but a small number of texts here are in all probability of the First Intermediate Period and thus outside the strict date period of this volume. 6 I have tried not to compromise excessively any future volume in this series on texts of the First Intermediate Period. Reconstructions are employed where they appear plausible, and they are indicated where they will not be too disruptive to the reader. qxd 8/8/2005 4 4:44 PM Page 4 Texts from the Pyramid Age mention every translation of a snippet of a text.