Date of Award
Senior Scholars Paper (Colby Access Only)
Colby College. Classics Dept.
I hope in this discussion of the first six books of Tacitus' Annales to make clear the ambivalence in the author's attitude toward the Principate of Tiberius and toward Tiberius himself and to show how this ambivalence in thought is reinforced by the Tacitean style. How are we to evaluate the Annales of Tacitus from an historical point of view? Was Tacitus a reliable historian? These questions have been the concern of Scholars for as long as Tacitus has been read. Although his historical reliability is not the primary concern of this study, we can hardly analyze one aspect of his writings without a brief consideration of the lasting value of his Annales.
Tiberius, Tacitus, attitude
Recommended CitationProctor, Sally Ann, "The Ambivalence in Tacitus' Attitude Toward Tiberius: Odi Et Amo" (1963). Senior Scholar Papers. Paper 484.
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