The Lyons Tablet and Tacitean Hindsight

Classical Quarterly 32 (02):404- (1982)
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Abstract

There is already a copious literature comparing Claudius' oration on the admission of the primores Galliae into the Roman Senate with Tacitus’ account of the speech and of the opposition's case in Annals 11. 23–4. Yet the Emperor's own purpose in speaking as he did still needs some illumination. Scholarly concentration on technical points about the citizenship, on Claudius’ antiquarianism and on his debt to Livy has been fruitful, but it has often distracted attention from Claudius’ immediate aim. Meanwhile, Tacitus’ interpretation has been insidious in colouring our view of what course of action the imperial orator was trying to defend before the Senate

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Claudius in Tacitus.Miriam Griffin - 1990 - Classical Quarterly 40 (02):482-.
Claudius in Tacitus.Miriam Griffin - 1990 - Classical Quarterly 40 (2):482-501.

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Tacitus.C. W. Mendell & Ronald Syme - 1959 - American Journal of Philology 80 (3):321.

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