Irony and Misreading in the Annals of Tacitus

Synopsis

This book is a literary analysis of the language and style of Tacitus' Annals. The political context of first-second century AD Rome is also taken into consideration. In analysis of particular passages close attention is given to the structure of the Latin, which is fully translated. Issues relating to the study of narrative, Roman politics and theories of history are addressed in the course of the discussion.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2000