Tacitus and the Tacitean Tradition

Tacitus and the Tacitean Tradition

All of the essays were first prepared for a colloquium on Tacitus held at Princeton University in March 1990. The resulting volume is dedicated to the memory of the great Tacitean scholar Sir Ronald Syme.

Author: Torrey James Luce

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400863365

Category: History

Page: 226

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In this volume distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic explore the work of Tacitus in its historical and literary context and also show how his text was interpreted in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Discussed here, for example, are the ways predilections of a particular age color one's reading of a complex author and why a reexamination of these influences is necessary to understand both the author and those who have interpreted him. All of the essays were first prepared for a colloquium on Tacitus held at Princeton University in March 1990. The resulting volume is dedicated to the memory of the great Tacitean scholar Sir Ronald Syme. The contributors are G. W. Bowersock ("Tacitus and the Province of Asia"), T. J. Luce ("Reading and Response in the Dialogus"), Elizabeth Keitel ("Speech and Narrative in Histories 4"), Christopher Pelling ("Tacitus and Germanicus"), Judith Ginsburg ("In maiores certamina: Past and Present in the Annals"), A. J. Woodman ("Amateur Dramatics at the Court of Nero"), Mark Morford ("Tacitean Prudentia and the Doctrines of Justus Lipsius"), Donald R. Kelley ("Tacitus Noster: The Germania in the Renaissance and Reformation"), and Howard D. Weinbrot ("Politics, Taste, and National Identity: Some Uses of Tacitism in Eighteenth-Century Britain"). Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: History

History Medicine and the Traditions of Renaissance Learning

History  Medicine  and the Traditions of Renaissance Learning

In Albert Rabil, Jr., ed., Renaissance Humanism: Foundations, Forms, and
Legacy, 3:171–235. ... In.T. J. Luce and A. J. Woodman, eds., Tacitus and the
Tacitean Tradition, 129–51. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Morgan, David
. ... “The Library as an Instrument of Discovery: Gabriel Naudé and the Uses of

Author: Nancy G. Siraisi

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472037469

Category: History

Page: 460

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A path-breaking work at last available in paper, History, Medicine, and the Traditions of Renaissance Learning is Nancy G. Siraisi’s examination of the intersections of medically trained authors and history from 1450 to 1650. Rather than studying medicine and history as separate traditions, Siraisi calls attention to their mutual interaction in the rapidly changing world of Renaissance erudition. With remarkably detailed scholarship, Siraisi investigates doctors’ efforts to explore the legacies handed down to them from ancient medical and anatomical writings.
Categories: History

The Limits of History

The Limits of History

San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1967. Lilla, Mark. ... In Renaissance
Humanism: Foundations, Forms, and Legacy, ed. Albert A. Rabil jr., ... Tacitus
and the Tacitean Tradition. Princeton, Nj: Princeton University Press, 1993. Luig,

Author: Constantin Fasolt

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226115641

Category: History

Page: 347

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History casts a spell on our minds more powerful than science or religion. It does not root us in the past at all. It rather flatters us with the belief in our ability to recreate the world in our image. It is a form of self-assertion that brooks no opposition or dissent and shelters us from the experience of time. So argues Constantin Fasolt in The Limits of History, an ambitious and pathbreaking study that conquers history's power by carrying the fight into the center of its domain. Fasolt considers the work of Hermann Conring (1606-81) and Bartolus of Sassoferrato (1313/14-57), two antipodes in early modern battles over the principles of European thought and action that ended with the triumph of historical consciousness. Proceeding according to the rules of normal historical analysis—gathering evidence, putting it in context, and analyzing its meaning—Fasolt uncovers limits that no kind of history can cross. He concludes that history is a ritual designed to maintain the modern faith in the autonomy of states and individuals. God wants it, the old crusaders would have said. The truth, Fasolt insists, only begins where that illusion ends. With its probing look at the ideological underpinnings of historical practice, The Limits of History demonstrates that history presupposes highly political assumptions about free will, responsibility, and the relationship between the past and the present. A work of both intellectual history and historiography, it will prove invaluable to students of historical method, philosophy, political theory, and early modern European culture.
Categories: History

The Huntington Library Quarterly

The Huntington Library Quarterly

Drawing on the classical legacy of an Augustan golden age in which the gates of
Juno were first closed and the arts flourished ... 37 From Tacitus , Dio Cassius ,
and other republican - minded classical historians came a far more critical picture
of ... William Lisle , writing just as the Tacitean tradition was returning to vogue
among the English gentry in the 16205 , saw ... see Howard Weinbrot , Augustus
Caesar in “ Augustan ” England : The Decline of a Classical Norm ( Princeton , N
. J .

Author: Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery


ISBN: UOM:39015066111660

Category: Libraries


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Categories: Libraries

Aretai und Virtutes

Aretai und Virtutes

Der vorliegende Band vereinigt neue und überarbeitete ältere Aufsätze zu den Werten und Normen bei einigen griechischen und römischen Autoren.

Author: Carl Joachim Classen

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: STANFORD:36105211753871

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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Der vorliegende Band vereinigt neue und überarbeitete ältere Aufsätze zu den Werten und Normen bei einigen griechischen und römischen Autoren. Es wird gefragt: Welche Kräfte garantieren nach Hesiod die Ordnung des Kosmos, welche gefährden ihn, welche das Leben der Menschen? Nach welchen Maßstäben beurteilt Thukydides einzelne Politiker oder ganze Poleis, welche Gedanken entwickelt Platon zum Wesen der Tugenden, welche Anforderungen stellt Aristoteles an den vorbildlichen Redner, wie versuchen Philon, Clemens von Alexandreia und Origenes Lehren der Heiden mit den eigenen zu verbinden ? Der zweite Teil gilt Lucilius' Kritik an seinen Zeitgenossen, Lukrez' Versuchen, römische Begriffe in Epikurs Weltbild einzuordnen, und Ciceros Bemühen, den traditionellen Maßstäbe der Römer, die ausführlich dargestellten werden, mit rhetorischen Mitteln gerecht zu werden; weiter wird gezeigt, wie Seneca diese Maßstäbe in den Luciliusbriefen mit Lehren der Stoa verknüpft und Claudian ihnen treu bleibt, ferner, welches Bild Quintilian vom vollkommenen Redner zeichnet und welchen Beitrag Sarkophage und Triumphbögen zum Verständnis der Wertvorstellungen der Römer leisten. Ein abschließender Rückblick schildert die wechselvolle Geschichte der so genannten Kardinaltugenden.
Categories: Literary Criticism