Date of Award
Master of Arts
The topic of this thesis will be a atudy of the Roman historian Publius Cornelius Tacitus' use of dramatic speech, both direct and indirect, in his Historiae. In the initial chapter of this study, a consideration of the relationship between history and rhetoric so far as some of Tacitus' predecessors were concerned, and an investigation of the historian's own feelings on this matter as stated in his works will show that the historian was very much aware of the need for truth in relating history and that he was, by composing speeches for historical personages to utter, following a well established literary tradition.
Slaughter, Francess Butt, "Direct and indirect speeches in Tacitus' Historiae" (1974). Master's Theses. 1016.