By A. J. Woodman
Tacitus is universally well-known as historical Rome's maximum author of background, and his account of the Roman Empire within the first century advert has been primary in shaping the trendy belief of Rome and its emperors. This better half presents a brand new, updated and authoritative evaluation of his paintings and impact in order to be beneficial for college kids and non-specialists in addition to of curiosity to demonstrated students within the box. First situating Tacitus in the culture of Roman old writing and his personal modern society, it is going directly to learn every one of his person works after which speak about key subject matters comparable to his precise authorial voice and his perspectives of background and freedom. It ends through tracing Tacitus' reception, starting with the transition from manuscript to published versions, describing his impact on political concept in early sleek Europe, and concluding together with his value within the 20th century.
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8), referring to permission he had earlier sought from Nerva to transfer to the local town the imperial statues which he had inherited as part of his Tifernum estate – presumably from Granius Marcellus! e. Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus. See Champlin (2001) 122–3. Ep. 8 was written in 99 (Sherwin-White (1966) 64, though he nowhere seems to mention the date of publication). For some of these lives and careers see also the Chronological Table, pp. 330–1. Tacitus’ birth is usually dated within the years 56–8 and his family background ascribed to Gallia Narbonensis (see below, p.
On the publication date see Woodman (1977) 40 n. 5 with refs. 25 A . M. G owi n g capable as his predecessor, if not more so. 1–2). This information is relevant insofar as it helps us better understand what Tacitus was not trying to do: to promote Trajan (and perhaps Hadrian as well) in the same way. Livy ends the Ab urbe condita with Augustus; Velleius ends his history with Tiberius. In neither case, however, did they end with the death of the emperor, in contrast to Tacitus, who ends the Histories with the death of Domitian, the Annals with the death of Nero.
1 Nerva is referred to as ‘Nerua Caesar’ and Trajan as ‘Nerua Traianus’: this suggests that the passage was written after Trajan was adopted by Nerva (Oct. 97) and before Nerva died and was deified (Jan. 98). 5 Trajan is referred to as princeps. For the notion that the Agricola was not Tacitus’ fi rst work see Beck (1998). He may have been writing Book 4 in 115 (see Martin and Woodman (1989) 102–3). See Mayer (2001) 22–7. 31 A . J . Woo dma n II In the published correspondence of the younger Pliny, Tacitus receives more letters than anyone else.