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The Spur of Fame: Annals 4.37–8

Christopher Pelling

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter gives a close reading of a famous speech in Tacitus, where the emperor Tiberius rejects a request to allow a temple to be built to him in Spain. The reasons he gives seem exemplary, in ... More


Tacitus: Annals V and VI

Ronald Martin

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687211
eISBN:
9781800342798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687211.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Books V and VI of Tacitus' Annals, when complete, carried the narrative of Tiberius' reign from AD 29 to 37. Unfortunately most of Book V has been lost, and, with it, Tacitus' account of the ... More


“Unnatural and Horrid Physic”: Pharmaceutical Theater in Jonson and Webster

Tanya Pollard

in Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270835
eISBN:
9780191710322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270835.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines depictions of dangerous doctors and medicines in plays by Jonson and Webster. It argues that Jonson draws on popular fears of drugs and poisons when he identifies cosmetics and ... More


Introduction

Ronald Martin (ed.)

in Tacitus: Annals V and VI

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687211
eISBN:
9781800342798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687211.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter begins by looking at Roman historical writing before Tacitus. It then provides a background of the life and works of Tacitus. It is not known how many books the Annals ... More


Tacitus: Annals 5 and 6

Ronald Martin (ed.)

in Tacitus: Annals V and VI

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687211
eISBN:
9781800342798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687211.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter details the Latin text and English translation of Books V and VI of Tacitus' Annals. The fragment of Annals V recounts the death of Julia Augusta (Livia) and Tiberius' reaction. It also ... More


Commentary

Ronald Martin (ed.)

in Tacitus: Annals V and VI

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687211
eISBN:
9781800342798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687211.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides commentary on Books V and VI of Tacitus' Annals. The annalistic framework of the Annals is emphasised by the fact that, with the exception of AD 20, each year begins with the ... More


Power (56–113)

Paul Murgatroyd

in Juvenal's Tenth Satire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940698
eISBN:
9781786945068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940698.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides the Latin text and a literal English translation of the section on prayers for power in Juvenal’s tenth satire and a detailed critical appreciation of those lines (56-113), ... More


Speaking to Pothinus: Lucan and ‘Commonwealth’ Drama, from The Misfortunes of Arthur to The Tragedy of Nero

Edward Paleit

in War, Liberty, and Caesar: Responses to Lucan's Bellum Ciuile, ca. 1580 - 1650

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199602988
eISBN:
9780191744761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602988.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

In contrast to the previous chapter, Chapter 4 examines Lucan’s use chiefly in English political drama, ranging from The Misfortunes of Arthur (1588), an entertainment devised by lawyers for ... More


‘The Most Matter with Best Conceyt’: The Publics of Tacitean Observation and the Margins of Politics in Jonson’s Sejanus

András Kiséry

in Hamlet’s Moment: Drama and Political Knowledge in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198746201
eISBN:
9780191808814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746201.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Sejanus presents itself as a piece of authoritative Tacitean historiography, and its maxims are part of the play’s effort to align itself with the ‘politic’ histories of Tacitus, Commines, and ... More


Memory and Forgetting from the Death of Germanicus to the Rise of Sejanus

Kelly E. Shannon-Henderson

in Religion and Memory in Tacitus' Annals

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198832768
eISBN:
9780191871283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832768.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This chapter focuses on Annals 3, in which Tacitus recounts several episodes that show the pervasiveness of Tiberian Rome’s failure to maintain traditional religious practices. Tiberius prevents ... More


Divine Wrath and Annals 4

Kelly E. Shannon-Henderson

in Religion and Memory in Tacitus' Annals

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198832768
eISBN:
9780191871283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832768.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Book 4 is examined at a turning point in the discussion of religious material in the Annals. At the start of the book, the rise of Sejanus is attributed to the savageness of fortuna and the wrath of ... More


Fate, Astrology, and the End of Life

Kelly E. Shannon-Henderson

in Religion and Memory in Tacitus' Annals

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198832768
eISBN:
9780191871283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832768.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines Annals 5–6, in which Tiberius’ life draws to a close and the issues of fate and divine punishment are linked to the decline in religious memory that has characterized his ... More


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