A Companion to Tacitus by Victoria Emma Pagán

By Victoria Emma Pagán

A better half to Tacitus brings a lot wanted readability and accessibility to the notoriously tricky language and but imperative old bills of Tacitus. The spouse presents either a extensive advent and showcases new theoretical techniques that improve our realizing of this advanced author.

  • Tacitus is likely one of the most crucial Roman historians of his time, in addition to a very good literary stylist, whose paintings is characterised through his philosophy of human nature
  • Encourages interdisciplinary dialogue meant to have interaction students past Classics together with philosophy, cultural stories, political technology, and literature
  • Showcases new theoretical techniques that improve our knowing of this complicated author
  • Clarifies and explains the notoriously tricky language of Tacitus
  • Written and designed to organize a brand new new release of students to envision for themselves the richness of Tacitean thought
  • Includes contributions from a wide variety of proven overseas students and emerging stars within the field
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8), preserved by the Count of Jesi, who successfully hid it from a Nazi attempt to seize it in 1944 (details in Schama 1995, 75–81). After a sojourn in Florence, where some folia were damaged in the flooding of the Arno in 1966 (Schama 1995, 81 and n. 15; Niutta 1996, 178), the codex was acquired in 1994 by the Biblioteca Nazionale in Rome, where it is catalogued as Cod. Vitt. Em. 1631. A full description is given by Niutta (1996), who reports that the codex must have passed from the estate of the Guarnieri family to the Balleani of Jesi in 1793.

Handschriftliche Untersuchungen zu Tacitus Agricola und Germania. Berlin-Dahlem. , ed. 1832–1861. Poggio Bracciolini Epistolae. Florence. , ed. 1989. Cornelii Taciti libri qui supersunt. Leipzig. Winterbottom, M. 1972. “The Transmission of Tacitus’ Dialogus,” Philologus 116: 114–128. Winterbottom, M. 1975. “The Manuscript Tradition of Tacitus’ Germania,” Classical Philology 70: 1–7. Winterbottom, M. 1983. “Minor Works,” in L. D. , Texts and Transmissions. Oxford: 410–411. Winterbottom, M. and R.

Editors such as Wellesley (1989) classify the later MSS (over thirty) according to the place where their text stops. Class 1 stops exactly where M stops, Class 2 (which includes Leiden B. P. L. 1 euenerant. Further details and bibliography are available in Tarrant (1983). 2 Cyprum, where M has suffered the loss of a bifolium. Useful MSS for this purpose include (from Class 1) Vat. Lat. 1958 (which Tarrant described as copied at Genoa in 1449 by Giovanni Andrea de’Bussi) and Laur. Med. plut. 5. 3.

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