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    Tacitus, Stoic Exempla, and the Praecipuum Munus Annalium.William Turpin - 2008 - Classical Antiquity 27 (2):359-404.
    Tacitus' claim that history should inspire good deeds and deter bad ones should be taken seriously: his exempla are supposed to help his readers think through their own moral difficulties. This approach to history is found in historians with clear connections to Stoicism, and in Stoic philosophers like Seneca. It is no coincidence that Tacitus is particularly interested in the behavior of Stoics like Thrasea Paetus, Barea Soranus, and Seneca himself. They, and even non-Stoic characters like Epicharis and Petronius, exemplify (...)
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    Res Gestae 34.1 and the Settlement of 27 B.C.William Turpin - 1994 - Classical Quarterly 44 (02):427-.
    Augustus' account of the events of 28 and 27 b.c. is maddeningly vague. In part the problem is simply that his individual phrases are ambiguous, but a more fundamental difficulty is the very nature of the Res Gestae itself. The idea of publishing such a self-satisfied account of one's own doings is so alien to our modern sensibilities that we tend to read the Res Gestae as though Augustus were capable of saying almost anything. We have concluded too easily, therefore, (...)
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    Croesus, Xerxes, and the Denial of Death.William N. Turpin - 2014 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 107 (4):535-541.
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