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A spouse to Tacitus brings a lot wanted readability and accessibility to the notoriously tricky language and but integral historic money owed of Tacitus. The better half offers either a huge creation and showcases new theoretical methods that improve our knowing of this advanced author.
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In his place the conspirators installed the senator M. Cocceius Nerva. There followed a poorly attested but much discussed course of events (Syme 1958, 1–18; Grifﬁn 2000b, 84–96; Eck 2002; Grainger 2003, 28– 108). As Nerva was aged, inﬁrm, and childless, his need to designate a successor would have been acute. The situation was unstable for other reasons, too. Some who had suffered under Domitian or whose relatives or friends he had killed, and doubtless some to whom it seemed timely to distance themselves from the old regime, cried out for vengeance against those they marked as the old regime’s collaborators.
But W is now called V, and it joins with Vatican Ottobonianus Lat. 1455 (instead of m) to form ζ. B now stands alone as the representative of β. The relationships of the codices are clearer in the Dialogus in as much as the transmission is inferior. In the Dialogus the fact that there are fewer The Textual Transmission 19 double readings presented as variants, but a number of apparent conﬂations of variants, makes it likely that the MSS all descend from a Renaissance apograph of the Hersfeld codex which either suppressed or conﬂated inherited variants.
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