Metaphorical Picture of Tiberius in Tacitus’s Annals

Authors

  • Justyna Migdał Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12797/CC.16.2013.16.08

Keywords:

Tacitus, Virgil, Tiberius, historiography, metaphor

Abstract

Metaphorical Picture of Tiberius in Tacitus’s Annals

The paper discusses the way of presenting Tiberius in Tacitus’ Annals; it concentrates on the analysis of diction and metaphors (Tiberius as a snake, the metaphors of clothing, of siege and of fire). Possible analogies with Vergilian metaphors of the fall of Troy are also taken into account.

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Published

2013-11-16

How to Cite

Migdał, J. “Metaphorical Picture of Tiberius in Tacitus’s Annals”. Classica Cracoviensia, vol. 16, Nov. 2013, pp. 101-12, doi:10.12797/CC.16.2013.16.08.

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