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The Resource Tacitus' history of politically effective speech : truth to power, Ellen O'Gorman

Tacitus' history of politically effective speech : truth to power, Ellen O'Gorman

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Tacitus' history of politically effective speech : truth to power
Title
Tacitus' history of politically effective speech
Title remainder
truth to power
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Ellen O'Gorman
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Language
eng
Summary
"This study examines how Tacitus' representation of speech determines the roles of speakers within the political sphere, and explores the possibility of politically effective speech in the principate. It argues against the traditional scholarly view that Tacitus refuses to offer a positive view of senatorial power in the principate: while senators did experience limitations and changes to what they could achieve in public life, they could aim to create a dimension of political power and efficacy through speeches intended to create and sustain relations which would in turn determine the roles played by both senators or an emperor. Ellen O'Gorman traces Tacitus' own charting of these modes of speech, from flattery and aggression to advice, praise, and censure, and explores how different modes of speech in his histories should be evaluated: not according to how they conform to pre-existing political stances, but as they engender different political worlds in the present and future. The volume goes beyond literary analysis of the texts to create a new framework for studying this essential period in ancient Roman history, much in the same way that Tacitus himself recasts the political authority and presence of senatorial speakers as narrative and historical analysis"--
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contains biographical information
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O'Gorman, Ellen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Tacitus, Cornelius
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin
  • Oratory, Ancient
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Communication in politics
  • Communication
  • Political culture
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Tacitus' history of politically effective speech : truth to power, Ellen O'Gorman
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Turpe servitium: the political world of flattery -- Pro incolumitate principis / ex calamitate civium: the political world of predatory accusation -- Servitium rupit: counter-speech in adulationem lapsos cohibebat de praemiis accusatorum abolendis -- Existimatio vitae: the judgement of character -- Narratus et traditus: the transmission of mores
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ybp99985177175
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 222 pages)
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unknown
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online
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Limited to one user at a time
Isbn
9781350095519
Lccn
2020019023
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Tacitus' history of politically effective speech : truth to power, Ellen O'Gorman
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Turpe servitium: the political world of flattery -- Pro incolumitate principis / ex calamitate civium: the political world of predatory accusation -- Servitium rupit: counter-speech in adulationem lapsos cohibebat de praemiis accusatorum abolendis -- Existimatio vitae: the judgement of character -- Narratus et traditus: the transmission of mores
Control code
ybp99985177175
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 222 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Limited to one user at a time
Isbn
9781350095519
Lccn
2020019023
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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