A. J. Woodman, Tacitus: Agricola

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A. J. Woodman (éd.), Tacitus: Agricola, Cambridge, 2014.

Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
Collection : Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics
xi, 358 pages
ISBN : 9780521700290
23.99 £

The first work of any great historian has always commanded attention, and Tacitus was ancient Rome's very greatest historian. His biography of his father-in-law, governor of Britain in the years AD 77–84, is a literary masterpiece: it combines penetrating political history with gripping military narrative and throughout poses the question (still very much alive today) of how one should live one's life under a tyranny. This is the first commentary in English on the Agricola for almost half a century: in keeping with the aims of the series, particular attention is paid to the understanding of Tacitus' Latin, but a whole range of generic, historical, textual and narrative topics is covered, and it will be suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students as well as scholars. Tacitus' Agricola remains a key text for anyone with an interest in Roman Britain as well as ancient biography.

 

Source : Cambridge University Press

 

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