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Preface IntroductionR. ASH: 1: K. CLARKE: An Island Nation: Re-Reading Tacitus Agricola 2: W. LIEBESCHUETZ: The Theme of Liberty in the Agricola of Tacitus 3: E. O GORMAN: There s No Place Like Rome: Identity and Difference in the Germania of Tacitus 4: S. BARTSCH: Praise and Doublespeak: Tacitus Dialogus 5: S. GOLDBERG: Appreciating Aper: The Defence of Modernity in Tacitus Dialogus de Oratoribus 6: E. PARATORE: The Agricola: Stepping-Stone to History 7: N. P. MILLER AND P. V. JONES: Critical Appreciations III: Tacitus, Histories 3.38-9 8: D.S. LEVENE: Pity, Fear, and the Historical Audience: Tacitus on the Fall of Vitellius 9: R. MARTIN: Tacitus and the Death of Augustus 10: R. SYME: Obituaries in Tacitus 11: J. GINSBURG: The Beginning of the Year 12: C. PELLING: Tacitus and Germanicus 13: A.J. WOODMAN: Nero s Alien Capital 14: T.J. LUCE: Tacitus Conception of Historical Change 15: F.R.D. GOODYEAR: Development of Language and Style in the Annals of Tacitus 16: R. BLOCH: Tacitus Excursus on the Jews through the Ages: An Overview of its Reception History 17: A. MOMIGLIANO: Tacitus and the Tacitist Tradition 18: L. TRILLING: Tacitus Now Acknowledgements Bibliography

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Rhiannon Ash is a Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Merton College, Oxford University. She has published widely on Tacitus and Roman Historiography and has particular interests in Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger about whom she has published a number of articles. She is currently writing a commentary on Tacitus Annals 15.

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