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Author : Cornelius Tacitus
J. B. Rives
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2010-01-07
Page : 121
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 014045540X
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A newly revised edition of two seminal works on Imperial Rome Undeniably one of Rome's most important historians, Tacitus was also one of its most gifted. The Agricola is both a portrait of Julius Agricola-the most famous governor of Roman Britain and Tacitus's respected father-in-law-and the first known detailed portrayal of the British Isles. In the Germania, Tacitus focuses on the warlike German tribes beyond the Rhine, often comparing the behavior of "barbarian" peoples favorably with the decadence and corruption of Imperial Rome.


Author : Cornelius Tacitus
Anthony Birley
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2009-03-26
Page : 160
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 019953926X
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Cornelius Tacitus, Rome's greatest historian, was inspired to take up his pen when the assassination of Domitian ended `fifteen years of enforced silence'. Agricola is the biography of his late father-in-law and an account of Roman Britain. Germania gives insight into Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans, and is the only surviving specimen from the ancient world of an ethnographic study. Each in its way has had immense influence on our perception of Rome and the northern `barbarians' and the edition reflects recent research in Roman-British and Roman-German history.


Author : Tacitus
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2010-01-07
Page : 176
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0141961546
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The Agricola is both a portrait of Julius Agricola - the most famous governor of Roman Britain and Tacitus' well-loved and respected father-in-law - and the first detailed account of Britain that has come down to us. It offers fascinating descriptions of the geography, climate and peoples of the country, and a succinct account of the early stages of the Roman occupation, nearly fatally undermined by Boudicca's revolt in AD 61 but consolidated by campaigns that took Agricola as far as Anglesey and northern Scotland. The warlike German tribes are the focus of Tacitus' attention in the Germania, which, like the Agricola, often compares the behaviour of 'barbarian' peoples favourably with the decadence and corruption of Imperial Rome.


Author : Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
Release : 1999-03-04
Page : 160
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0192833006
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Cornelius Tacitus, Rome's greatest historian, was inspired to take up his pen when the assassination of Domitian ended `fifteen years of enforced silence'. Agricola is the biography of his late father-in-law and an account of Roman Britain. Germania gives insight into Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans, and is the only surviving specimen from the ancient world of an ethnographic study. Each in its way has had immense influence on our perception of Rome and the northern `barbarians' and the edition reflects recent research in Roman-British and Roman-German history. - ;`Long may the barbarians continue, I pray, if not to love us, at least to hate one another.' Cornelius Tacitus, Rome's greatest historian and the last great writer of classical Latin prose, produced his first two books in AD 98. He was inspired to take up his pen when the assassination of Domitian ended `fifteen years of enforced silence'. The first products were brief: the biography of his late father-in-law Julius Agricola and an account of Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans. Since Agricola's claim to fame was that as governor for seven years he had completed the conquest of Britain, begun four decades earlier, much of the first work is devoted to Britain and its people. The second is the only surviving specimen from the ancient world of an ethnographic study. Each in its way has had immense influence on our perception of Rome and the northern `barbarians'. This edition reflects recent research in Roman-British and Roman-German history and includes newly discovered evidence on Tacitus' early career. -


Author : Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher :
Release : 1893
Page : 205
Category : Germany
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Author : Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher :
Release : 1893
Page : 177
Category : Germanic peoples
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Author : Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher :
Release : 1936
Page : 250
Category : Generals
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Author : Cornelius Tacitus
Herbert W. Benario
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Release : 2006
Page : 152
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780872208117
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A reprint of the University of Oklahoma Press edition of 1991 Eminent scholar and translator, Herbert W. Benario, provides a faithful, readable translation of these works, introductory essays, chapter summaries, and notes. A bibliography, maps, and an index are included.


Author : Christopher B. Krebs
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2011-08-15
Page : 304
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0393062961
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“A model of popular intellectual history. . . . In every way, ?A Most Dangerous Book is a most brilliant achievement.”—Washington Post When the Roman historian Tacitus wrote the Germania, a none-too-flattering little book about the ancient Germans, he could not have foreseen that centuries later the Nazis would extol it as “a bible” and vow to resurrect Germany on its grounds. But the Germania inspired—and polarized—readers long before the rise of the Third Reich. In this elegant and captivating history, Christopher B. Krebs, a professor of classics at Harvard University, traces the wide-ranging influence of the Germania, revealing how an ancient text rose to take its place among the most dangerous books in the world.


Author : Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher :
Release : 1965
Page : 175
Category : Germanic peoples
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Author : Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher :
Release : 1894
Page : 175
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Author : Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher :
Release : 1900
Page : 295
Category : Germanic peoples
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Author : Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher :
Release : 1869
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Category : Germanic peoples
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Author : Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher :
Release : 1869
Page : 92
Category : Germanic peoples
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Author : Cornelius Tacitus
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Release : 1893
Page : 177
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Author : Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
Release : 2018-11-13
Page : 392
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780353593572
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Author : Publius Tacitus
Publisher :
Release : 2015-09-09
Page : 104
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781517250867
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The Agricola and Germania - Publius Cornelius Tacitus. A translation into English by A. S. Kline. Tacitus' early work Agricola, written c. AD98, is a biography of his father-in-law, Gnaeus Julius Agricola, covering the noted general's early life and his Governorship of Britain. Essentially a eulogy of a strikingly honest and capable Roman official, the work allows Tacitus to indulge in a quiet critique of Imperial Rome's control of the Empire under Domitian, with digressions regarding the geography and ethnography of Northern Britain. The emphasis is on the life of a virtuous soldier and official navigating through the difficult ocean of power politics, rather than on pure history and the details of provincial rule, but the Agricola is nevertheless a valuable contribution to our understanding of the period. The Germania, written about the same time, is a description of the lands, manners and customs of the German people and the individual Germanic tribes, as they were understood by the Roman Empire. Tacitus is generally favourable towards the legal, moral and religious codes of the people he is describing, but is equally ready to decry what he sees as their vices and failings. The result is a seemingly well-balanced view of a region which caused Rome much trouble and effort to bring under stable control. Like the Agricola, the Germania provides information, mostly derived at second-hand by Tacitus, concerning the largely obscure northern Empire, whose history and geography at that time we would love to know more about; information which has subsequently led to both sensible and not so sensible extrapolation and speculation from the limited amount he has to tell us. This and other texts available from Poetry in Translation (www.poetryintranslation.com).


Author : Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher :
Release : 1885
Page : 77
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Author : Alfred J. Brodribb, W.J. Church
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2020-09-22
Page : 232
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 3752501634
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Reprint of the original, first published in 1869.


Author : Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher : Digireads.com Publishing
Release : 2013-01-01
Page : 464
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9781420947144
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Ancient Roman senator and historian Publius Cornelius Tacitus is known throughout Western history as one of the greatest historical writers of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He lived during the first century AD and was the son of a wealthy aristocratic family. Not much is known about his personal life; however, it is clear that both Tacitus and Pliny the Elder were acquaintances and even possibly childhood friends, though there is no substantial evidence to support this. Tacitus studied rhetoric in order to create a career in law and politics. He steadily rose throughout the ranks due to his strong speaking style and oration skills. However, his language skills did not stop with verbal speeches. He was also an accomplished writer who focused on the history of the Roman Empire. He created five works, "The Annals," "The Histories," "The Agricola," "The Germania," and "A Dialogue on Oratory." His works delve deep into the facts as he knew them, rarely ever embellishing history to create a story. He also stayed true to chronological order and laid history out in visible steps. It is also notable that Tacitus knew that his fellow politicians were corrupt; he believed that they gave up their strong voice in order to please a usually corrupt emperor. These five great works are brought together in this collection of "The Complete Works of Tacitus."