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Classical Antiquity. 2019; 3812–35 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2019.38.1.2
Published: 01 April 2019
... obligations that soceri – generi relationships involved, then claims a significant role for sons-in-law in literary production. A new category is proposed here: “son-in-law literature,” with texts offered as recompense for a wife or her dowry, or as substitute funeral orations. Cicero and Tacitus are two...
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Classical Antiquity. 2019; 381141–183 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2019.38.1.141
Published: 01 April 2019
...Lydia Spielberg In a new reading of Tacitus's account of the quarrel between Helvidius Priscus and Eprius Marcellus at Hist . 4.6.3–4.10.1, I show that the historian stages a confrontation between panegyrical and Realpolitik rhetoric about the Principate. Helvidius uses the consensus-rhetoric of...
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Classical Antiquity. 2009; 282179–210 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/CA.2009.28.2.179
Published: 01 October 2009
...Eleanor Cowan Tacitus makes much of Tiberius' dependence upon Augustus. This article examines four citations of Augustan precedent which occur in the Annals : 1.77.1––3; 2.37––38.5; 4.37––38.3 and 6.3.1––3. In each case, I explore how the citation of precedent functions within the individual...
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Classical Antiquity. 2008; 272359–404 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2008.27.2.359
Published: 01 October 2008
...William Turpin Tacitus' claim that history should inspire good deeds and deter bad ones ( Annals 3.65) should be taken seriously: his exempla are supposed to help his readers think through their own moral difficulties. This approach to history is found in historians with clear connections to...
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Classical Antiquity. 2008; 27135–58 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2008.27.1.35
Published: 01 April 2008
...Rebecca Edwards This paper will examine intertextual references between the Dialogus of Tacitus and the letters of Pliny, in particular those regarding boar hunting. It will argue that there are clues in the letters of Pliny which can help us to understand the relationship between these two writers...
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Classical Antiquity. 2004; 231139–177 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2004.23.1.139
Published: 01 April 2004
...Dylan Sailor I argue that the prologue of Tacitus' Agricola is at pains to maintain for the work the option to be important or to be inconsequential. The goal of this effort is to anticipate a spectrum of possible receptions: if the work is welcomed by its audiences, it can serve as the first step...
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Classical Antiquity. 2013; 3211–34 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2013.32.1.1
Published: 01 April 2013
...Alex Dressler This article argues that the end of Tacitus's Dialogus de Oratoribus is inconclusive in ways that draw attention to the difficulty of interpretation not only of the dialogue, as by modern scholars, but also in the dialogue, as by its leading characters. The inconclusiveness is...
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Classical Antiquity. 1978; 11159–178 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/25010729
Published: 01 January 1978
...Charles E. Murgia Copyright 1979 The Regents of the University of California [Footnotes] * James Fettes ("Tacitus, Germania 19.1," CQ N.S. 27 [1977] 469f) Vat. lat. 2964 CHARLES E. MURGIA Loci Conclamati in The Minor Works of Tacitus In a recent review article for CP,' I have...
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Classical Antiquity. 1979; 12221–240 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/25010749
Published: 01 January 1979
...Charles E. Murgia Copyright 1981 The Regents of the University of California Notes K. Barwick, "Der Dialogus de Oratoribus des Tacitus," BVSA 101 (1954) Heft 4 K. Bringmann, "Aufbau und Absicht des taciteischen Dialogus de oratoribus," MH 27 (1970) 164-178 P. W. Goodhart Gordan, Two...
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Classical Antiquity. 2019; 382250–274 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2019.38.2.250
Published: 01 October 2019
... authors—similarly directing their works to the past—were unabashedly writing only after the tyrant was safely dead. Tacitus and Pliny had lamented the servility and silence that predominated during Domitian's reign, in which the Roman world endured fifteen years of terror without uttering a word. Into...
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Classical Antiquity. 2004; 23133–61 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2004.23.1.33
Published: 01 April 2004
...Holly Haynes The fact that vocabulum appears with far more frequency in Tacitus' texts than in any other author except for the encyclopaedists argues for his idiosyncratic usage of the term. This article argues that imperial discourse, nearly identical in structure and expression to that of the...
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Classical Antiquity. 2019; 38158–90 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2019.38.1.58
Published: 01 April 2019
...://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2019 Pliny Tacitus Domitian tyranny language discourse ideology genre subject culpa HOLLY HAYNES Tyranny, Self, and Genre in Pliny s Letter 5.81 In Letter 5.8 Pliny shows that in the post-Domitianic era historia has become an impossible genre, both as a...
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Classical Antiquity. 2020; 3911–28 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2020.39.1.1
Published: 01 April 2020
... pompa funebris is the funeral in AD 22 of Junia, sister of Marcus Brutus and widow of Cassius, both leading figures in Caesar s assassination. According to Tacitus (Ann. 3.76) her parade included the masks of twenty families in a clear effort to rival the longer procession of Augustus family, notably...
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Classical Antiquity. 2019; 382217–249 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2019.38.2.217
Published: 01 October 2019
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Classical Antiquity. 2019; 38191–140 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2019.38.1.91
Published: 01 April 2019
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Classical Antiquity. 2016; 352279–314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2016.35.2.279
Published: 01 October 2016
... response to an imperial death, see the reaction to Germanicus funerary urn in Tacitus, where it is impossible to distinguish lamentations of men and women (uirorum feminarue planctus, Ann. 3.1.4). Woodman and Martin 1996: ad loc. note how Tacitus emphasizes the universality of grief and its outward...
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Classical Antiquity. 2016; 352215–246 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2016.35.2.215
Published: 01 October 2016
... understanding of the vehicle s associations. Livy s account is the most detailed and vivid, and will serve as the starting point for my discussion of the story s various re-tellings.11 King Servius, after in Suetonius (Cal. 15.1, Cl. 11.2, 17.3) and Tacitus (Ann.12.42). The effeminizing potential of the car...
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Classical Antiquity. 2016; 3511–44 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2016.35.1.1
Published: 01 April 2016
... laudatio and left his body half-burnt on cursed logs, to be torn apart by dogs 4. Daremberg and Saglio 1877 1919: 2.1394 96, Nock 1932, Morris 1992, Noy 2005. On Roman death-rites more generally see Toynbee 1971, Hinard 1996, Kyle 1999, Carroll 2006, Hope 2009, Hope and Huskinson 2011. Tacitus describes...
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Classical Antiquity. 2016; 35145–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2016.35.1.45
Published: 01 April 2016
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Classical Antiquity. 2015; 342296–321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2015.34.2.296
Published: 01 October 2015