TITLE

Alernative Empires: Tacitus's Virtual History of the Pisonian Principate

AUTHOR(S)
O'Gorman, Ellen
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Arethusa;Spring2006, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p281
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the characterization of Calpurnius Piso Licinianus in the book "Histories," by Cornelius Tacitus. The inclusion of Piso Licinianus into the story was considered sudden when Tacitus turns to the character Galba's plans for adopting a successor of the principate. Licinianus replays emphatically the characteristics and perils of their clan. It was noted that the exploration of alternative histories has been frequently introduced in the literary work. The major characters are represented in terms of their illustrious family.
ACCESSION #
21384292

 

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