Tacitus: Dialogus de oratoribus / Edition 1

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Overview

This is an edition of Tacitus' work on oratory, with a substantial introduction and commentary. It is the first commentary in English in over 100 years and the only one at this level. It is designed to elucidate problems of language and reference in the text and to put the reader in the picture as regards late first-century AD society and literature, particularly oratory, still the most important activity within the Roman élite.

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"Mayer has produced an excellent commentary, judicious and full but to the point. The grammatical notes are first rate, and the translations of the technical terms of Latin literary criticism are clear and precise...This fine edition should attract more students to this beguiling work." New England Classical Journal

"...Professor Mayer has presented us with a splendid edition, up-to-date in every way, in the series 'Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics.' He has done great service to all students of Latin literature, Roman rhetoric and oratory, and above all Tacitus." Religious Studies Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521469968
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,243,658
  • Product dimensions: 4.84 (w) x 7.32 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: 1. The background; 2. Tacitus' career; 3. The Agricola; 4. Fame; 5. The state of oratory; 6. The Dialogus; 7. Authenticity; 8. Date of composition; 9. The style of the work; 10. The lay-out of the Dialogus; 11. Characters and characterization; 12. The transmission of the text; CORNELI TACITI DIALOGVS DE ORATORIBVS; Commentary.

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