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dc.contributor.advisorWaddell, Philip
dc.contributor.authorMoat, Collin James
dc.creatorMoat, Collin James
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-27T18:10:04Z
dc.date.available2018-06-27T18:10:04Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/628163
dc.description.abstractDespite its impressionistic quality and engaging imagery, Tacitus’ description of the aftermath of the battle of Mons Graupius has largely been ignored in scholarship. When treated, it is regarded as a problematic passage that either regards the biographee with ambivalence or comments negatively upon Roman imperial conquest and by extension Agricola himself. In order to interpret this passage, this thesis engages with Agricola as a work of literature and analyzes the passage in light of Tacitus’ rhetorical goals of bestowing praise on his deceased father-in-law and showing contempt for the deposed emperor Domitian. The first chapter considers how Tacitus puns on Agricola’s cognomen to portray Agricola as a farmer who has travelled to the edges of the world to drive off wild beasts and clear the landscape for cultivation in service to Rome. The second explores the thematic and symbolic unity created by Tacitus’ focus on Britain’s unique nights and its influence on the structure and content of the description of the aftermath. This thesis concludes that Tacitus’ description of the aftermath is not ambivalent about Agricola’s character, but a testament both to his accomplishment and Domitian’s desire to thwart good men from achieving glory for themselves and Rome.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectAftermathen_US
dc.subjectAgricolaen_US
dc.subjectBritainen_US
dc.subjectMons Graupiusen_US
dc.subjectNighten_US
dc.subjectTacitusen_US
dc.titleChanges Over Night: An Analysis of the Aftermath of Mons Graupius in Tacitus' Agricolaen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGroves, Robert
dc.contributor.committeememberChristenson, David
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineClassicsen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-27T18:10:05Z


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