Tacitus' Spectacles

5:00pm - 6:30pm / Tuesday 14th November 2017 / Venue: Walbank Lecture Theatre Abercromby SQ (south)
Type: Seminar / Category: Department / Series: Classics and Ancient History Seminar Series
  • Suitable for: Anybody interested in the topic, including university staff and students and members of the public.
  • Admission: This event is free and open to all. No registration neccessary, for further information please contact Georgia Petridou: petridou@liverpool.ac.uk
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This paper explores Tacitus' reputation, especially in the early modern period, as an historian who communicates skill in political perception. How Tacitus communicates perception is traced through his epigrammatic style, and the role of the epigram or sententia in 1st century AD rhetorical culture.