Sentenzen im Werk des Tacitus

Author: Roderich Kirchner

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515078023

Category: History

Page: 206

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Die Arbeit untersucht, wie der romische Historiker Tacitus in seinen Werken Historien, Annalen und Agricola Sentenzen (meist kurze Satze mit dem Anspruch auf Allgemeingueltigkeit) verwendet. Aus der rhetorischen Theorie (Quintilian) ergeben sich eine Definition der Sentenz sowie die zur Beschreibung geeigneten Kategorien. Insgesamt werden mehr als 300 Belege gesammelt, von denen knapp zwei Drittel aus den Reden stammen. Die Sentenzen erfuellen schmueckend-stilistische Funktionen, die eng mit ihren argumentativen Funktionen verknuepft sind. In den Reden dienen sie dem Historiker auch dazu, den jeweiligen Redner zu charakterisieren und aufgeworfene Fragestellungen zu durchdenken. Fuer die historische Erzahlung ergibt sich aus den Interpretationen zweier Partien (Historien 1,76 und Annalen 2,39 f.), daa Sentenzen auch groaere Zusammenhange sowie die Ursachen historischer Vorgange aufzeigen. Folglich haben sie in einzelnen Fallen die Aufgabe, historische Erkenntnisse zu vermitteln. Die Anordnung samtlicher Belege nach Themenkreisen zeigt, daa Tacitus mit Hilfe des Stilmittels der Sentenz zentrale Anliegen seines Werkes in knapper und pointierter Form darstellt. "a[einen] vorzueglichen Eindrucka den K.s grundsolide Dissertation beim Leser hinterlaat." Gymnasium.
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Tacitus the Epic Successor

Virgil, Lucan, and the Narrative of Civil War in the Histories

Author: Timothy Joseph

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004231285

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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This book considers the Roman historian Tacitus’ (c. 55 – c. 120 C.E.) use of the language and narrative techniques of the epic poets, in particular Virgil and Lucan, for his presentation of the Roman civil wars of 68–70 C.E. in the Histories.
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Annalen

Author: Cornelius Tacitus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Year of the Four Emperors

Author: Kenneth Wellesley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134562276

Category: History

Page: 272

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After Nero's notorious reign, the Romans surely deserved a period of peace and tranquility. Instead, during AD69, three emperors were murdered: Galba, just days into the post, Otho and Vitellius. The same year also saw civil war in Italy, two desperate battles at Cremona and the capture of Rome for Vespasian, which action saw the fourth emperor of the year, but also brought peace. This classic work, now updated and reissued under a new title, is a gripping account of this tumultuous year. Wellesley also focuses on the year's historical importance, which also marked the watershed between the first and second imperial dynasties.
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The Praetorian Guard

A History of Rome's Elite Special Forces

Author: Sandra Bingham

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1845118847

Category: Praetorian Guard

Page: 240

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Conceived as a personal army for the emperor, the elite Praetorian Guard soon took over a wide range of powers in Rome, and thus from the very beginning made a much greater impact on the city's life than just as an imperial bodyguard. The Praetorians were in fact inseparable from the whole machinery of state, in some cases even making or breaking individual emperors. Sandra Bingham here offers a timely history of the Guard from its foundation by Augustus in 27 BCE to its disbandment by Constantine in CE 312. Topics covered include arms and insignia; the size, recruitment and command structure of the Guard; duration of service; the duties of individual soldiers and officers; and their families, daily lives and religion.
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The Histories

Author: Tacitus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141942487

Category: History

Page: 384

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In AD68 Nero's suicide marked the end of the first dynasty of imperial Rome. The following year was one of drama and danger, though not of chaos. In the surviving books of his Histories the barrister-historian Tacitus, writing some thirty years after the events he describes, gives us a detailed account based on excellent authorities. In the 'long but single year' of revolution four emperors emerge in succession: Galba, Otho, Vitellius and Vespasian - who established the Flavian dynasty. Rhiannon Ash stays true to the spirit of Wellesley's prose whilst making the translation more accessible to modern readers.
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Rhetoric in Classical Historiography

Four Studies

Author: A.J. Woodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113578521X

Category: History

Page: 224

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This radical study argues against the view that the historian's craft has remained largely unchanged since classical times. Includes detailed discussion of the work of Thucydides, Cicero, Sallust, Livy and Tacitus.
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Hostages and Hostage-Taking in the Roman Empire

Author: Joel Allen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521861837

Category: History

Page: 291

View: 4974

This 2006 book examines hostage-taking in ancient Rome, which was a standard practice of international diplomacy. Hundreds of foreign hostages, typically adolescents, were detained as the empire grew in the Republic and early Principate.
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Corneli Taciti Historiarum

Author: Cornelius Tacitus,Publius Cornelius Tacitus,Tacitus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521814464

Category: History

Page: 415

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This edition provides a commentary suitable for students on the Latin text of Histories Book II.
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Personendarstellung bei Tacitus

am Beispiel von Cn. Domitius Corbulo und Ser. Sulpicius Galba

Author: Melanie Geiser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897961838

Category: Characters and characteristics in literature

Page: 311

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Gnomon

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Die Germania

Author: Cornelius Tacitus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 72

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Oxford Readings in Tacitus

Author: Rhiannon Ash

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199285098

Category: History

Page: 475

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This collection is designed to reflect the main trends in scholarship on the Roman historian of the early empire, Tacitus, particularly as they have developed over the last century. Covering the whole of Tacitus' works, it begins with a comprehensive introduction which sets the selected scholarship and Roman author in context.
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