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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
(06-08-2020, 08:20 PM)Renatus Wrote: ‘The narrative of Tacitus shows clearly that: i. when the revolt of Boadicea broke out in East Anglia Suetonius was fighting in or near Anglesea... that he at once posted to the scene of the revolt, moving – very naturally – faster than the main body... Your reviewer does not seem to have grasped either what Tacitus says, or – what matters less – what I have said.’

Yes, amazing that he should criticise somebody for not 'grasping' details that he seems to have almost entirely invented! Plaudits for your Googling powers in assembling the quote though.


(06-08-2020, 08:20 PM)Renatus Wrote: Likewise, the only thing that Tacitus ‘shows clearly’ is that Suetonius was campaigning in the Anglesey area when the uprising broke out. The rest is speculation.

Or even that he was campaigning there at the time the uprising was being planned - Dio says he had 'already brought Mona to terms' by the time he got wind of what was happening. Quite possibly - as I think you've suggested yourself up the thread somewhere - the operations had been concluded and Paulinus was back in Wroxeter or even on his way to London on routine business by then.

But so many of these inventions about Paulinus's actions seem to relate to a simple inability to accept that Tacitus's account groups events by location or incident rather than narrating them in strict chronology.


(06-08-2020, 08:20 PM)Renatus Wrote: ...he crossed the Thames and withdrew towards Silchester... The battle, in their view, took place somewhere on that line.

Interesting - I wonder if that was a suggestion floating around generally at the time, or if they came up with it? Shipway sets his battle on the road to Silchester, of course - perhaps this was where he got the idea?
Nathan Ross
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Re: Calling all armchair generals! - by Ensifer - 03-11-2010, 03:13 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-18-2012, 06:26 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 12:02 AM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 02:50 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 05:40 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 11:26 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-24-2012, 05:11 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-24-2012, 09:42 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-24-2012, 10:10 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-25-2012, 03:11 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-25-2012, 03:25 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-25-2012, 08:36 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-26-2012, 02:57 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-27-2012, 01:50 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 08-05-2012, 02:24 PM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-07-2014, 02:18 PM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-08-2014, 01:50 AM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-11-2014, 02:03 AM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-18-2014, 07:54 AM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-20-2014, 02:37 AM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-25-2014, 08:29 AM
RE: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand. - by Nathan Ross - 06-08-2020, 08:58 PM

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