Tacitus and Augustus

Read pages 162-3 of this selection from the Silver Age historian Tacitus’s AnnalsPreview the documentView in a new window. In 2-4 detailed pages carefully analyze Tacitus’s characterization of Augustus, using material from throughout the entire two pages, from beginning to end. You should make sure to summarize your overall sense of the characterization with a thesis statement, and because I am asking you to notice precisely how Tacitus uses language, it’s a good idea to use as much direct quotation of Tacitus as possible.