Citations with the tag: TACITUS, Cornelius, 56-117

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  • Non mos, non ius: Tacitus on the moral dimensions of political freedom.
    Mittelstadt, Michael C. // International Social Science Review; 1995, Vol. 70 Issue 1/2, p34 

    Claims that the whole of Tacitus' work is pervaded with the theme of the connection between freedom and morality. Tacitus' adherence to the Roman historiographical tradition; Tacitus' demonstration of the importance of `virtus'; `Agricola' as a solution for aristocrats under the principate;...

    Gibbon, Edward // History Today; Apr81, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p11 

    Relates the views of historian Tacitus on freedom in Great Britain during the rule of Rome in AD78. Description of Roman Emperor Augustus Ceasar; Social condition preferred by barbarians; How the rule of Rome was imposed.

  • 69: Alexandria.
    Gibbon, Edward // Lapham's Quarterly; Summer2012, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p122 

    An excerpt from the book "The Histories," by Cornelius Tacitus is presented.

  • Tacitus. Oxford readings in classical studies.
    López, Rubén Olmo // Bryn Mawr Classical Review; May2013, p18 

    No abstract available.

  • The Continuing Message.
    Krebs, Christopher B. // History Today; Sep2011, Vol. 61 Issue 9, p72 

    A reprinted excerpt from the article "Tacitus and a Space for Freedom," by Irene Coltman Brown the the April 4, 1981 issue is presented, along with commentary.

  • Amelot de La Houssaye (1634-1706) Annotates Tacitus.
    Soll, Jacob // Journal of the History of Ideas; Apr2000, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p167 

    Focuses on the Tacitist movement of political theory by Roman historian Tacitus. Role of Tacitus in providing historical examples for forming the base of practical political science; Contributions of Tacitus to secular political philosophy; Details on the Lipsian tradition; Discussion on the...

    Breeze, Andrew // Scottish Language; 2007, Issue 26, p79 

    The article examines some Scottish names, including Vacomagi, Boresti, Iudanbyrig, Aberlessic and Dubuice. The Vacomagi were a people of North Britain and whose location and name have been problematic. It investigates what conclusions proposed Vocomiugi for 'Vacomagi' suggest. It discusses an...

  • Revisiting the Semnonenhain: A Norse Anthropogonic Myth and the Germania.
    Bintley, Michael D. J. // Pomegranate; Dec2011, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p146 

    Perhaps the most mysterious of the gods identified by Tacitus in his Germania of c.98 is the Suebian regnator omnium deus - the god who is lord of all things. In a rather enigmatic fashion, Tacitus reveals that the woodland sanctuary of this god, the so-called Semnonenhain as it has become known...

    Brickel, Alfred G. // America; 10/9/1920, Vol. 23 Issue 25, p593 

    The article discusses the implication of the literary works of historians Livy and Cornelius Tacitus on the social planning in 1921. Both authors have successfully established a very strong reputation in the literary industry with their excellent works of art and integration of social life and...

  • Tacitus. Ancients in Action Series.
    Fear, A. T. // Classical Bulletin; 2007, Vol. 83 Issue 2, p324 

    The article reviews the book "Tacitus. Ancients in Action Series," by Rhiannon Ash.

    CAZACU, AUREL M. // Economics, Management & Financial Markets; Jun2011, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p614 

    In Dialogus de oratoribus (Dialogues on Orators), Tacitus analyzes the causes of eloquence decadence in his times. If such decline had probably been a serious concern during the Republic, under the Imperial regime the orator should have had a less important part in the state leadership, and the...

  • Tacitus, Histories, Book II.
    O'GORMAN, ELLEN // Hermathena; Winter2009, Issue 187, p131 

    The article reviews the book "Tacitus, Histories, Book II," edited by Rhiannon Ash.

  • Tacitus as the Historian of the Principate.
    Verzhbitskiy, K. V. // Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. History; 2009, Issue 3, p60 

    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...

  • Jesus Christ: The Non-Biblical Records.
    Verzhbitskiy, K. V. // Senior Life; May/Jun2011, Special section p5 

    The article provides several facts related to Christianity and existence of Jesus Christ as its founder. It mentions the writings of various historians which include Cornelius Tacitus, Durant and Lucian. It also cites information on the existence of Jesus Christ according to anti-Christian...

  • Nudes, Swords, and the Germanic Imagination: Renditions of Germanic Sword Dance Narratives in Early Twentieth-Century Dance.
    Walsdorf, Hanna // Dance Research Journal; Dec2015, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p27 

    The written history of German sword dance has seen a number of quaint twists. With the rediscovery in 1455 of a short Tacitus quote (98 C.E.) presumably proving the existence of the sword dance in ancient Germanic times, claims were soon made that it had persisted for millennia. From the late...

  • Tacitus: Annals. Penguin Classics.
    Pagán, Victoria E. // Bryn Mawr Classical Review; 2014, p56 

    No abstract available.

  • Cicero and Tacitus in Sixteenth-Century France.
    Salmon, J.H.M. // American Historical Review; Apr80, Vol. 85 Issue 2, p307 

    Examines the shift in linguistic structures and moral ideologies from the Ciceronian to the Tacitist style in sixteenth-century France. Role of philosopher Cicero in humanist scholarship; Influence of Tacitus on Renaissance rhetoric and philosophy; Significance of Erasmus's satirical dialogue...

  • Writing and Empire in Tacitus.
    Devillers, Olivier // Bryn Mawr Classical Review; 2009, Issue 7, p15 

    The article reviews the book "Writing and Empire in Tacitus," by Dylan Sailor.

  • Tacitus: Agricola (with C. S. Kraus). Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics.
    Campbell, Duncan B. // Bryn Mawr Classical Review; Sep2015, p26 

    No abstract available.

  • The Annals of Tacitus, Book 11. Cambridge classical texts and commentaries, 51.
    de Verger, Antonio Ramírez // Bryn Mawr Classical Review; 2015, p1 

    No abstract available.

    WADDELL, PHILIP // Arethusa; Fall2013, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p471 

    An essay is presented on the modern scholar's understanding of the book "Annales" by Cornelius Tacitus. The author believes that scholars have been puzzled and confused by the strange portent and linear rhetorical skill in writing the book which uses transitions instead of self-contained scenes....

  • Born to Speak: "Ingenium" and "Natura" in Tacitus's "Dialogue on Orators."
    Syson, Antonia // Arethusa; Winter2009, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p45 

    This article analyzes the use of Latin words ingenium and natura, with reference to Roman historian Tacitus Cornelius' "Dialogus de Oratoribus" or "Dialogue on Orators." It relates that the word ingenium refers to the personality, intellect and creative power that a person is born with, and it...

  • De Tácito a la lex de imperio Vespasiani o la organización del consentimiento de la dominación.
    Mas, Salvador // Semata: Ciencias Sociais e Humanidades; 2011, Issue 23, p77 

    The subject of this paper is not historical, but meta-historical. My purpose, then, is not to identify, even briefly, the steps that led from the Republic to the Empire, but to point out a set of practical conditions for this process. More exactly, I will highlight a specific aspect of this...

  • Jesus Christ: The Non-Biblical Records.
    Mas, Salvador // Oklahoma Woman; May2011, p5 

    The article offers historical facts on the existence of Jesus Christ. It mentions some philosophers and historians who asserted that Jesus and/or Christianity were real including Tacitus, Pliny the Younger, and Celsus. It identifies Celsus as the first great anti-Christian writer who authored a...

    Baumgarten, Cristian // Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Theologia Catholica; Jan-Jun2012, Vol. 57 Issue 1/2, p21 

    During the II century a.Chr., in its late Roman forms, the Egyptian religion coexisted with the new religious phenomenon of the Christian cult. The individuals had two options for the form and cult practice to choose as a matter of a strict existential nature, that rised the question of the...

  • Raising on a Shield: Origin and Afterlife of a Coronation Ceremony.
    Teitler, Hans // International Journal of the Classical Tradition; Spring2002, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p501 

    This article deals with 'raising on a shield' both as a historical phenomenon and as subject of artistic representation. Originally Germanic, the ritual is for the first time attested in Tacitus, in a passage about Brinno, the chief of the Cananefates who cooperated with "Claudius" Civilis...

  • Stephen Dando-Collins.
    Derbyshire, Jonathan // New Statesman; 1/3/2011, Vol. 140 Issue 5034, p51 

    Presented is an interview with Stephen Dando-Collins, a writer and author of the book "Legions of Rome: the Definitive History of Every Roman Legion." In the interview Dando-Collins discusses a number of topics including his admiration for the Roman historian Tacitus, parallels between the U.S....

    Melleuish, Greg // Policy; Summer2012/2013, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p39 

    The article offers information on the political theories of Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus and Italian historian Niccolo Machiavelli. It mentions that in this age of democratic caesarism, beliefs of Cornelius Tacitus are considered to be more relevant in Australian political system. It...

    MIGDAŁ, JUSTYNA // Classica Cracoviensia; 2011, p211 

    The article examines the character of Agrippina the Elder in "Annals" by Tacitus, senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. The prologue offers Agrippina's main attributes such as being the granddaughter of Emperor Augustus, gave Germanicus several children, and a passionate woman of...

  • Tácito y el Barroco Fúnebre.
    Andrés, Gregorio Hinojo // Nova Tellus; 2006, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p219 

    In this paper the author analyses the techniques and procedures employed by Tacitus in the Annales in order to increase the feeling of death, terror and cruelty. These feelings have been masterly summarized by R. Barthes in the syntagm "funeral Baroque". Although it was Tacitus the author who...

  • Tacitus, Germanicus, and Henry V*.
    Benario, Herbert W. // Notes & Queries; Sep2010, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p372 

    The article discusses how familiar the dramatist William Shakespeare was with the work of Roman historian Tacitus, though it is unclear if Shakespeare knew enough Latin to read the text in its original form of if he had to read an English translation, and the historical events that appear in...

  • U.S. General Calls Into Question Dutch Military Effectiveness.
    De Wind, Dorian // Moderate Voice; 3/19/2010, p21 

    The article presents the author's statements regarding the military tactics and effectiveness of Dutch soldiers in the Netherlands. The author mentions the historical background of Dutch military, wherein they were considered as fierce warriors, under the leadership of Tacitus. In addition, the...

  • Virtus Romana bajo la dinastía Julio-Claudia: la visión de Tácito en sus Annales.
    Balmaceda, Catalina // Onomázein; 2011, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p363 

    This paper tries to explain how and why the political change undergone by Rome from the Republic to the Principate also brought a change in the moral categories with which Roman virtus would be redefined in the future. I argue here that Tacitus, traditionally seen as an author who has emphasized...

  • Ronald Mellor, Tacitus' Annals. Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp. vii, 255. ISBN 9780195151930. $19.95 (pb).
    Bartera, Salvador // Bryn Mawr Classical Review; 2011, Issue 7, p49 

    The article reviews the book "Tacitus' Annals: Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature," by Ronald Mellor.

  • Tacitus: Histories Book II. Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics.
    Edwards, Rebecca // Bryn Mawr Classical Review; 2008, Issue 10, p34 

    The article reviews the book "Tacitus: Histories Book II: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics," by Rhiannon Ash.

  • A Tacitus Reader: Selections from Annales, Historiae, Germania, Agricola, and Dialogus. BC Latin readers.
    Berge, Bram ten // Bryn Mawr Classical Review; 2014, p61 

    No abstract available.

    Augoustakis, Antony // Classical Journal; Feb/Mar2005, Vol. 100 Issue 3, p265 

    Focuses on the stylistic similarities of Roman author Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus or Pliny the Younger in his letters with accounts of historical events with the work of Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus. Effectiveness of the appropriation of Tacitean techniques in the letters; Use of...

  • CHAPTER 160: The Royal Law or Lex Regia.
    Augoustakis, Antony // Universal Right; 2000, p137 

    Chapter 160 of Book One of "Universal Right," by Giambattista Vico, translated and edited by Giorgio Pinton and Margaret Diehl is presented. It offers information concerning the royal law or the lex regia. It notes that there is no merit in uttering anything more concerning the royal law since...

  • Henry Savile's Tacitus and the Politics of Roman History in Late Elizabethan England.
    Kewes, Paulina // Huntington Library Quarterly; 2011, Vol. 74 Issue 4, p515 

    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...

    Dean, Paul // Notes & Queries; Jun1984, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p213 

    The article states that the anonymous play "The Stately Tragedy of Claudius Tiberius Nero: Rome's Greatest Tyrant," (1607) draws its source-material mostly from historian Cornelius Tacitus, but treats it in the manner of a conventional revenge tragedy. The main center of interest is the villain...

    Hunter, G. K. // Notes & Queries; Dec2000, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p424 

    Criticizes dramatists Tacitus and Thomas Kyd's version of the play 'The Spanish Tragedy'. Kyd's fictional image of the Spanish political life; Tacitus' creation of cathartic value in individual action in spite of the tragic process the play depicts.

    STRUNK, THOMAS E. // Arethusa; Winter2015, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p47 

    The article examines the careers of dissidents and collaborators as indication of career patterns that turn out to be similar to each other and to the careers of Tacitus and Pliny the Younger. It indicates that the evidence presents by the career challenges the assumption that a Roman's cursus...

  • Survival and Memory in the "Agricola."
    Haynes, Holly // Arethusa; Spring2006, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p149 

    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...

  • "Sententia" and Structure in Tacitus "Histories" 1.12-49.
    Keitel, Elizabeth // Arethusa; Spring2006, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p219 

    This article discusses the expression of the theme sententia in the literary work "Histories," by Cornelius Tacitus. The Roman author uses the term to describe the features of the moral and political breakdown of the Roman society. Tacitus portrays the theme in the first chapter of his book when...

  • "Potior Utroque Vespasianus": Vespasian and His Predecessors in Tacitus's "Histories."
    Damon, Cynthia // Arethusa; Spring2006, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p245 

    This article explores the role of Potior Utroque Vespasianus in the literary work "Histories," by Cornelius Tacitus. In the narrative work, Tacitus tells the stories of fall and rise three times and uses the failures of Vespasian's predecessors to help explain Vespasian's success. Tacitus...

  • Alernative Empires: Tacitus's Virtual History of the Pisonian Principate.
    O'Gorman, Ellen // Arethusa; Spring2006, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p281 

    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...

  • Mutiny and Madness: Tacitus "Annals" 1.16-49.
    Woodman, A. J. // Arethusa; Spring2006, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p303 

    This article discusses the depiction of the themes of mutiny and madness in the book "Annals," by Cornelius Tacitus. The author revealed that the mutinies in Pannonia was considered significant circumstances where mutiny and madness are depicted. The narrative of the German mutiny in the story...

  • A Correspondence Course in Tyranny: The "Cruentae Litterae" of Tiberius.
    Morello, Ruth // Arethusa; Spring2006, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p331 

    This article discusses the influence of the letters of Tiberius to the writings of ancient Roman author Cornelius Tacitus. The author explained that Tacitus endows upon his major character a satirist's voice in the mocking based on the letters. The letters also define the enactment of power from...

  • Following in the Footsteps of Lucullus? Tacitus's Characterisation of Corbulo.
    Ash, Rhiannon // Arethusa; Spring2006, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p355 

    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 época das revoluções no contexto do tacitismo: notas sobre a primeira tradução portuguesa dos Anais.
    de Araujo, Valdei Lopes // Estudos Ibero-Americanos; Dec2010, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p343 

    This paper analyses some themes of tacitism. These themes are here approached as a political and historiographical language available to signify the political and social changes that took place in the Luso-brazilian world between 1808 and 1830. Special attention is given to the study of the...

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