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Classical Antiquity (2019) 38 (2): 250–274.
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 (2019) 38 (1): 58–90.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Holly Haynes In Letter 5.8 Pliny shows that in the post-Domitianic era historia has become an impossible genre, both as a vehicle for conventional moral wisdom and because of the authoritative narrative voice it necessitates. The letter's literary strategies of deferral express these problems even...