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By Victoria Emma Pagán

A spouse to Tacitus brings a lot wanted readability and accessibility to the notoriously tough language and but essential historic bills of Tacitus. The spouse presents either a vast creation and showcases new theoretical techniques that enhance our realizing of this advanced author.

  • Tacitus is likely one of the most vital Roman historians of his time, in addition to an excellent literary stylist, whose paintings is characterised by way of his philosophy of human nature
  • Encourages interdisciplinary dialogue meant to interact students past Classics together with philosophy, cultural reports, political technological know-how, and literature
  • Showcases new theoretical techniques that enhance our realizing of this advanced author
  • Clarifies and explains the notoriously tough language of Tacitus
  • Written and designed to arrange a brand new new release of students to check for themselves the richness of Tacitean thought
  • Includes contributions from a wide variety of verified foreign students and emerging stars within the field
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And S. A. Ives. 1951. “Ryck’s Manuscript of Tacitus,” American Journal of Philology 72: 337–345. Mendell, C. W. and E. H. Pol. 1966. Codices Graeci et Latini Photographice Depicti 20. Leiden. Murgia, C. E. 1977. “The Minor Works of Tacitus: A Study in Textual Criticism,” Classical Philology 72: 323–345. Murgia, C. E. 1979. “The Length of the Lacuna in Tacitus’ Dialogus,” California Studies in Classical Antiquity 12: 221–240. 22 Charles E. Murgia Murgia, C. E. and R. H. Rodgers. 1984. “A Tale of Two Manuscripts,” Classical Philology 79: 145–153.

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