WOODMAN, A.J. (ed.),
The Cambridge Companion to Tacitus.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010. 386p. Paperback. Some light remains of pencil markings on first and last pages. This Companion provides a new, up-to-date and authoritative assessment of his work and influence which will be invaluable for students and non-specialists as well as of interest to established scholars in the field. First situating Tacitus within the tradition of Roman historical writing and his own contemporary society, it goes on to analyse each of his individual works and then discuss key topics such as his distinctive authorial voice and his views of history and freedom. It ends by tracing Tacitus’ reception, beginning with the transition from manuscript to printed editions, describing his influence on political thought in early modern Europe, and concluding with his significance in the twentieth century. A. M. Gowing, A. J. Woodman, A. R. Birley, Richard F. Thomas, Sander M. Goldberg, Rhiannon Ash, Christina Shuttleworth Kraus, S. J. V. Malloch, E. E. Keitel, Christopher Pelling, Miriam T. Griffin, S. P. Oakley, D. S. Levene, R. H. Martin, Alexandra Gajda, Paul Cartledge, C. B. Krebs, Martha Malamud, Mark Toher.