TACITUS' ACCOUNT OF THE PANNONIAN REVOLT (ANN. 1.16-30)

Annemare Kotze

Abstract


Introduction
The Pannonian revolt (Ann. 1.16-30) is one of the sections that receives the least
attention in the prolific body of criticism on the first six books of the Annales. This
results partly from the bipartite structure of the Tiberian hexad which invites
critics-once they have dealt with the prologue (1.1-15)I_to concentrate on
Germanicus as the foil for Tiberius in the first triad (1.3lff) and on Seianus in the
second. However, the main reason for the lack of interest is probably that, in spite
of Leeman's excellent discussion (1974:368-377) of capita 16 to 30, the view
expressed in F.R.D. Goodyear's commentary (1972:195) still looms large in critical
perceptions of Tacitus' description of the revolt in Pannonia:

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7445/41-3-4-203

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