The Lyons Tablet and Tacitean Hindsight

  title={The Lyons Tablet and Tacitean Hindsight},
  author={M. Griffin},
  journal={Classical Quarterly},
  • M. Griffin
  • Published 1982
  • History
  • Classical Quarterly
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… Expand
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