TITLE

Following in the Footsteps of Lucullus? Tacitus's Characterisation of Corbulo

AUTHOR(S)
Ash, Rhiannon
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Arethusa;Spring2006, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p355
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the characterization of Domitius Corbulo, the famous commander of Nero, in the literary works of Roman author Cornelius Tacitus. The author revealed that Tacitus showed Corbulo playing significant moments in the military career of Lucullus. Tacitus employed Corbulo to set a historiographical agenda for sections in the east. In other Tacitean historiography works, Corbulo was also portrayed as informed by knowledge of republican history. In addition, Corbulo was presented as being a versatile military officer ending agents to remove the troublemakers.
ACCESSION #
21384295

 

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