TITLE

Tacitus as the Historian of the Principate

AUTHOR(S)
Verzhbitskiy, K. V.
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. History;2009, Issue 3, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article deals with some aspects of the works by the ancient Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus, whose books are the main sources on the Roman history of the period of early Principate. The author focuses on the problem of reliability of his account of Roman history, represented by Tacitus in "The History" and "The Annals". "The Annals" deserve special attention, because Tacitus' last work was most fiercely criticized in the modern historiography. The author examines principal arguments of Tacitus' critics and draws a conclusion that there are no reasons to accuse the Roman historian of preconceiving and distorting historical facts.
ACCESSION #
47798306

 

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