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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): 141–183.
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 (2019) 38 (1): 2–35.
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) 38 (1): 58–90.
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...