A Companion to Tacitus

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Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   January 17, 2012
ISBN  1405190329
Pages  618

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A Companion to Tacitus brings much needed clarity and accessibility to the notoriously difficult language and yet indispensable historical accounts of Tacitus. The companion provides both a broad introduction and showcases new theoretical approaches that enrich our understanding of this complex author.

  • Tacitus is one of the most important Roman historians of his time, as well as a great literary stylist, whose work is characterized by his philosophy of human nature
  • Encourages interdisciplinary discussion intended to engage scholars beyond Classics including philosophy, cultural studies, political science, and literature
  • Showcases new theoretical approaches that enrich our understanding of this complex author
  • Clarifies and explains the notoriously difficult language of Tacitus
  • Written and designed to prepare a new generation of scholars to examine for themselves the richness of Tacitean thought
  • Includes contributions from a broad range of established international scholars and rising stars in the field

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