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Religion in Tacitus' Annals

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historical constructions of memory
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I examine how religion is presented in the Annals of Tacitus, and how it resonates with and adds complexity to the larger themes of the historian’s narrative. Memory is essential to understanding the place of religion in the narrative, for Tacitus constructs a picture of a Rome with ‘religious amnesia.’ The Annals are populated with characters, both emperors and their subjects, who fail to maintain the traditional religious practices of their forebears by neglecting prodigies and omens, co...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
Department:
Humanities Division - Classics Faculty - Classical Languages and Literature
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:89df3c1b-46d6-431e-af4c-aaf6f9023657
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ora:6755

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