TITLE

Henry Savile's Tacitus and the Politics of Roman History in Late Elizabethan England

AUTHOR(S)
Kewes, Paulina
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
Huntington Library Quarterly;2011, Vol. 74 Issue 4, p515
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented on the role of Roman history in English culture during the late Elizabethan period. Particular focus is given to a 1591 translation of the writings of the roman historian Tacitus by Henry Savile. According to the author, Savile's translation reveals the period's preoccupation with issues surrounding succession, Catholicism, and England's relations with Spain. Details on the publication and consumption of classical works and books on classical themes are also presented.
ACCESSION #
70550259

 

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