The Fragments of Tacitus' Histories

  title={The Fragments of Tacitus' Histories},
  author={T. Barnes},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  pages={224 - 231}
  • T. Barnes
  • Published 1977
  • History
  • Classical Philology
  • O F THE original twelve books of Tacitus' Histories, only the first four and part of the fifth have survived the hazards of textual transmission, and that by the thread of a single manuscript. The continuous text thus breaks off in the course of the year 70 (5. 26). Eight fragments are also printed in the standard modern editions, viz., the Teubner of C. Halm (4th ed., Leipzig, 1912), C. Fisher's Oxford text (Oxford, 1910), and E. Koestermann's Teubner (2d ed., Leipzig, 1969).1 But the editors… CONTINUE READING
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    Tacitus died before he could write beyond 16. 35 (where the mantuscripts break off)
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    • 1968
    156-70. He argues that Severus' source for the council is the Antonius
    • Historia
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    Koestermann's latest edition (Leipzig, 1969) appends to f rag. 6 the observation that "insequentia quoque Orosii verba Domitianus ... triumphavit fortasse quodam modo ad Tacitum referenda sunt.
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    Domitian's persecution of the Christians and seeking out the descendants of David