By (author) Ronald Mellor
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Tacitus by Ronald Mellor
Book DescriptionThe histories of Roman senator Cornelius Tacitus constitute the most influential examination of tyranny, political behavior and public morality from the classical age. For centuries these portraits of courageous martyrs to freedom, of paranoid tyrants, and of sycophantic flatteres and informers shaped modern political attitudes. Ronald Mellor provides a compelling analysis of the ideas of the greatest historian of evil in the western intellectual tradition. In Tacitus, Ronald Mellor passionately argues for reclaiming this ironic genius whose cynical world view is particularly well-suited to an analysis of the tyranny and brutality in our own century. Tacitus is presented as a moralist, psychologist, political analyst and literary artist. Tacitus' greatest impact has never been on historians. Rather, his political vision and dramatic images left their mark on painters, poets and thinkers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415910026
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Feb-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ronald Mellor
Sallust, Paperback (June 2002)
Sir Ronald Syme became the first historian of the twentieth century to place Sallust - whom Tacitus called the most brilliant Roman historian - in his social, political, and literary context. This is a foreword of Syme that delivers biographical essays of Sir Ronald Syme in English.
Roman Historians, Paperback (December 1998)» View all books by Ronald Mellor
Ronald Mellor demonstrates that Roman historical writing was regarded by its authors as a literary not a scholarly exercise, and how it must be evaluated in that context.
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Author Biography - Ronald Mellor
Ronald Mellor is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published From Augustus to Nero: The First Emperors of Imperial Rome and The Worship of the Goddess Roma in the Greek World.
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