Annals (Tacitus) | Lecture by Anthony J. Woodman

This literature criticism consists of approximately 28 pages of analysis & critique of Annals (Tacitus).
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Lecture by Anthony J. Woodman

SOURCE: Woodman, Anthony J. “Tacitus and Tiberius: The Alternative Annals.” In Tacitus and Tiberius: The Alternative “Annals,” pp. 1-22. Durham, North Carolina: University of Durham, 1985.

In the following excerpt, originally delivered as a lecture, Woodman explores Tacitus's motives for defying expectations—particularly the rules of traditional historiography—while writing the Annals.

At the age of eleven I went to a school where boys who came top in Latin were automatically placed top of their class. Although I personally had no objection to this endearing custom, I do not expect everyone to accept the proposition that an aptitude for Latin presupposes an aptitude for other subjects too. But I hope that any disquiet will be somewhat appeased if I admit that the school was Ushaw College, which long ago abandoned its...

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