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Holly Haynes
Oglethorpe University
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    Conspiracy Narratives in Roman History (Review).Holly Haynes - 2005 - American Journal of Philology 126 (4):630-632.
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    Tacitus's Dangerous Word.Holly Haynes - 2004 - Classical Antiquity 23 (1):33-61.
    The fact that vocabulum appears with far more frequency in Tacitus' texts than in any other author except for the encyclopaedists argues for his idiosyncratic usage of the term. This article argues that imperial discourse, nearly identical in structure and expression to that of the Republic but divorced from Republican connotations, provided an empty site where Roman fantasies of self-definition took strong hold, and that Tacitus uses vocabulum to indicate words and concepts that illustrate this process, particularly with reference to (...)
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    Tyranny, Self, and Genre in Pliny's Letter 5.8.Holly Haynes - 2019 - Classical Antiquity 38 (1):58-90.
    In Letter 5.8 Pliny shows that in the post-Domitianic era historia has become an impossible genre, both as a vehicle for conventional moral wisdom and because of the authoritative narrative voice it necessitates. The letter's literary strategies of deferral express these problems even as its content appears to argue positively the merits of historia and compare it with those of oratio. Pliny emphasizes the insufficiency of the narrative “I”, suggesting instead the importance of dialogue as the means both toward the (...)
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    The Tyrant Lists: Tacitus' Obituary of Petronius.Holly Haynes - 2010 - American Journal of Philology 131 (1):69-100.