Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, and Commentary, by Mathew Owen and Ingo Gildenhard

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  • Stephen Jenkin

  • Terry Walsh

    • Comment on 20-23 on May 26, 2014

      Given Thrasea’s beliefs, the whole paragraph could be a subtle reminder of that Republican libertas which had been lost; note the use of three different words for law.

    • Comment on 38-41 on May 26, 2014

      Given the preceding description, any Roman reader would draw an obvious conclusion, viz. that the fire was a divine punishment.

    • Comment on 38-41 on May 26, 2014

      Note how Tacitus’ tortuous syntax here seems to underline and suggest the progress of the fire. The confusion is similarly echoed in the human reactions of the following passage.

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