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Journal: Classical Antiquity
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...