The Resource Tacitus, Victoria Emma Pagán

Tacitus, Victoria Emma Pagán

Label
Tacitus
Title
Tacitus
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Emma Pagán
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The greatest of Roman historians, Publius Cornelius Tacitus (56-117 CE) studied rhetoric in Rome. His rhetorical and oratorical gifts are evident throughout his most substantial works, the incomplete but still remarkable Annals and Histories. In concise and concentrated prose, marked by sometimes bitter and ironic reflections on the human capacity to misuse power, Tacitus charts the violent trajectory of the Roman Empire from Augustus' death in 14 CE to the end of Domitian's rule in 96. Victoria Emma Pagan looks at Tacitus from a range of perspectives: as a literary stylist, perhaps influenced by Sallust; his notion of time; his modes of discourse; his place in the historiography of the era; and the later reception of Tacitus in the Renaissance and early modern periods. Tacitus remains of major interest to students of the Bible, as well as classicists, by virtue of his reference to 'Christus' and Nero's persecution of the Christians after the great fire of Rome in 64 CE. This lively survey enables its readers fully to appreciate why, in holding a mirror up to venality and greed, the work of Tacitus remains eternal. - Publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pagan, Victoria Emma
Dewey number
878/.0109
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6716
LC item number
.P34 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Understanding classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tacitus, Cornelius
  • Tacitus, Cornelius
  • Historiography
  • Rome
  • Rome (Empire)
Target audience
adult
Label
Tacitus, Victoria Emma Pagán
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prefacing a life -- Nobles and nobodies -- Words and deeds -- Romans and others -- The and now -- Yesterday and today
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 193 pages
Isbn
9781780763187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical tables
System control number
  • (OCoLC)974251727
  • 1676453
  • (OCoLC)ocn974251727
  • 1676453
Label
Tacitus, Victoria Emma Pagán
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prefacing a life -- Nobles and nobodies -- Words and deeds -- Romans and others -- The and now -- Yesterday and today
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 193 pages
Isbn
9781780763187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical tables
System control number
  • (OCoLC)974251727
  • 1676453
  • (OCoLC)ocn974251727
  • 1676453

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