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Q800 Set Texts

Please read the texts in advance and ALWAYS bring a copy of your text to class.

Recommended editions (it is essential to use these versions)

Tacitus Annals 5 and 6

Woodman, A. (2017) “The Annals of Tacitus, books 5 and 6 / edited with a commentary by A.J. Woodman” CUP (2019) - e-book (access via Cambridge Core) and PA6705.A6B5

[Martin, R. (2001) “Tacitus: Annals V & VI / edited with an introduction, translation and commentary by Ronald Martin” DG207.T33 (suggested reading)]

The Tabula Lugdunensis

Malloch, S. J. V. (2020) The Tabula Lugdunensis: a critical edition with translation and commentary - e-book

Tacitus, Annals 11.22-25.1: the Latin text is found in Malloch 2020; commentary will be scanned and uploaded on the Moodle.

Martial, De Spectaculiis

Coleman, K.M. M. (2006) Valerii Martialis Liber spectaculorum / edited with introduction, translation and commentary by Kathleen M. Coleman” - e-book

Provisional schedule (tbc on Moodle at the start of term).

Autumn term 2021

· Week 1 - Introduction and Tacitus, Annals 5: 1-5 (focus on chs. 1-3)

· Week 2 - Tacitus, Annals 5: 6-11 (focus on chs. 8-10)

· Week 3 - Tacitus, Annals 6: 1-5

· Week 4 - Tacitus, Annals 6: 6-11

· Week 5 - Tacitus, Annals 6: 12-16

· Week 7 - Tacitus, Annals 6: 17-21

· Week 8 - Tacitus, Annals 6: 22-28

· Week 9 - Tacitus, Annals 6: 29-36

· Week 10 - Tacitus, Annals 6: 37-44

Spring term 2022

· Week 1 - Annals 6: 45-49

· Week 2 – Tacitus, Annals 6: 50-2 (Death of Tiberius)

· Week 3 – Tacitus, Annals 11: 22-25.1

· Week 4 – Tabula Lugdunensis (Malloch, column 1)

· Week 5 – Tabula Lugdunensis (Malloch, column 2)

· Week 7 – Martial Epigrams De Spectaculis 1-8

· Week 8 – Martial Epigrams De Spectaculis 9-16

· Week 9 – Martial Epigrams De Spectaculis 17-26

· Week 10 – Martial Epigrams De Spectaculis 27-37

Summer term 2020

Week 1 – Revision Tacitus

Week 2 – Revision Tabula Lugdunensis

Week 3 – Revision Martial