TITLE

Survival and Memory in the "Agricola."

AUTHOR(S)
Haynes, Holly
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Arethusa;Spring2006, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p149
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article explores the themes of survival and memory in the ancient Roman literary work "Agricola" by Cornelius Tacitus. According to the author, "Agricola" treats the earlier repression of speech and celebrates the opportunity represented by the new regime. Tacitus writes about himself and his own experiences during the Domitianic regime. He was viewed as one of the foremost orators of his day with reference to his literary style. The theme of memory in the text was represented as it conjures Tacitus's painful past as he witnessed the atrocities in the later reign of Domitians.
ACCESSION #
21384286

 

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