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Tacitus Germania : Germania - Tacitus .

Tacitus Germania


By: Tacitus ., James Rives (Transcribed by)

Paperback Published: 1st August 1999
ISBN: 9780199240005
Number Of Pages: 360

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The Germania of Tacitus is the most extensive account of the ancient Germans written during the Roman period, but has been relatively neglected in the scholarship of the English-speaking world: the last commentary appeared in 1938, and only a handful of studies have appeared since that time. In recent decades, however, there have been important scholarly developments that significantly affect our understanding of it. Ongoing archaeological work in western and central Europe has greatly increased our knowledge of the iron-age cultures in those regions, while new anthropological and literary approaches have called into question some of the traditional assumptions that shaped the use of this text as a historical source. This new commentary, together with the extensive introduction, provides a current and comprehensive guide to the relevant textual and archaeological evidence and also examines the methodological issues involved in the interpretation of this important work.

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`Rives's edition will prove useful work to anyone interested in this fascinating ancient text, classicist or otherwise, and it will be a great help in raising the profile of this important text.' James T. Chlup `One area where the commentary is especially strong is Rives' discussions of Germani tribes and (usually Roman) historical persons (in this case the non-classicist reader of the monograph is given valuable and necesary help). He provides substantial and informative analyses of several of the larger tribes.' James T. Chlup `Rives's edition will disappoint few enthusiasts of this text.' James T. Chlup

ISBN: 9780199240005
ISBN-10: 0199240000
Series: Clarendon Ancient History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st August 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.46 x 13.84  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.42