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Tacitus on Britain and Germany

P. Cornelius Tacitus

Tacitus on Britain and Germany

a translation of the "Agricola" and the "Germania,"

by P. Cornelius Tacitus

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Published by Penguin Books in [Harmondsworth, Middlesex] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 175.

Statementby H. Mattingly.
SeriesThe Penguin classics, L5, Penguin classics -- L5.
ContributionsMattingly, H.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA6707 .A2 1960
The Physical Object
Pagination175 p.
Number of Pages175
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13578538M
LC Control Number60003712
OCLC/WorldCa5699709

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. Much of Agricola, which is the biography of Tacitus' late father-in-law Julius Agricola, is devoted to Britain and its people, since Agricola's claim to fame was that as governor for seven years he had completed the conquest of Britain, begun four decades earlier. Germany provides an account of Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans, and is.

  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 Brand: Penguin UK.   Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Tacitus on Britain and Germany by P. Cornelius Tacitus, , Penguin Books edition, in EnglishPages:

The end of book 6 has Tacitus' epitaph of Tiberius; books and a part of the beginning of book 11 are missing and thus book 11 appears to begin in medias res with Messalina pursuing Poppaea, a rival, and others. Claudius is emperor in books 11 and 12 and Tacitus seems to lose no chance to portray him as unaware of what his wives are doing. Cornelius Tacitus was born ca. A.D. 56 and died around He had a senatorial career and became consul in 97 and governor of Asia from In 77, Tacitus married the daughter of Agricola, governor of Roman Britain. Tacitus wrote The Agricola as a sort of eulogy for his father-in-law, and in it he recounts Agricola's Size: KB.


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Tacitus is most famous for his Histories and Annals, but three of his shorter works also Agricola and Germania are his first books, published in AD Agricola The Agricola is a short biography of Tacitus father-in-law.

Gnaeus Julius Agricola served as governor of Britain from and conquered much of Wales, northern England, and even Scotland.4/5.

Tacitus on Britain and Germany: a new translation of the "Agricola" and the "Germania" by Tacitus, Cornelius ; Mattingly, Harold, ; Tacitus, : Much of Agricola, which is the biography of Tacitus' late father-in-law Julius Agricola, is devoted to Britain and its people, since Agricola's claim to fame was that as governor for seven years he had completed the conquest of Britain, begun four decades earlier.

Germany provides an account of Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans, and is Cited by: 1. Tacitus: Agricola Book 1 [10] The geography and inhabitants of Britain, already described by many writers, I will speak of, not that my research and ability may be compared with theirs, but because the country was then for the first time thoroughly subdued.

Online Library of Liberty. THE HISTORY OF TACITUS. BOOK III. The SUMMARY. BOOK IV. The SUMMARY. BOOK V. The SUMMARY. A TREATISE OF THE SITUATION, CUSTOMS, AND PEOPLE OF GERMANY. TO THE Right Honourable JOHN Lord CARTERET.

Commotions in Britain, in Germany, in Dacia. Tribes of Ancient Britain and Germany by Publius Cornelius Tacitus (56 – C.E.), Edited and Introduced by Bob Carruthers. This book talks about the conquest of the Britain and Germany by the Romans from the Roman point of view.

As such, it is a great resource for studying all three ancient cultures.4/4(1). Tacitus is a Roman Historian.

He wrote some books. One is named Agricola. He wrote about Britain and its islands. The Link to the full book is here. In Tacitus: First literary works origine et situ Germanorum (the Germania), both reflecting his personal Agricola is a biographical account of his father-in-law’s career, with special reference to the governorship of Britain (78–84) and the later years under Domitian.

It is laudatory yet circumstantial in its description, and it gives a balanced political. Read the full-text online edition of Agricola: And Germany (). whose pupil I was fortunate to be, on Britain, and on Germany--is indicated in the Select Bibliography and the Explanatory Notes.

Chronological Table of Events Covered in Agricola and Germany and in Tacitus' Life xlv. This banner text can have markup. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation.

Much of Agricola, which is the biography of Tacitus' late father-in-law Julius Agricola, is devoted to Britain and its people, since Agricola's claim to fame was that as governor for seven years he had completed the conquest of Britain, begun four decades earlier.

Germany provides an account of Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans, and is Price: $ Agricola and Germany - Ebook written by Tacitus. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Agricola and Germany.5/5(1). The Histories (Tacitus)/Book 2.

From Wikisource Nevertheless Vitellius summoned auxiliary troops from Germany, Britain, and Spain, tardily, however, and with an attempt to conceal his necessities.

The legates and the provinces were equally slow. Hordeonius Flaccus, who was beginning to suspect the Batavians, feared that he should have a war. Tacitus on Britain and Germany: a translation of the Agricola and the Germania. Cornelius Tacitus, Harold Mattingly.

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Cornelius Tacitus, Harold Mattingly Snippet view - Tacitus: Germania Tacitus, an important Roman historian, wrote the most detailed early description of the Germans at then end of the first century CE. In doing so, be warned, he was commenting on the Rome of his own time, as much as on the German themselves Chapter 1 Geography of Germany.

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Author: Cornelius Tacitus,J. Rives; Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: Category: History Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» The Germania of Tacitus is the most extensive account of the ancient Germans written during the Roman period, but has been relatively neglected in the scholarship of the English-speaking world: the last commentary.

Germany is one of the longest contemporary ethnographic accounts of the ancient Germans. Agricola is a biography of his father-in-law, Gnaeus Julius Agricola, who governed Britain, with interesting bits of information on first century England, including the revolt of Boadicea.

Oratory is a short discourse on rhetoric. Germania book. Read 73 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Per Tacitus, Rome invaded Germany for 2 centuries, confronting many tribes including the Aryans. I read this a dozen years ago while preparing a historical fiction series set in sixth century Britain, where the sub-Roman Britons are under pressure from the 4/5.

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These two short works by Tacitus, both written about 98CE, are two of the most accessible works by ancient authors and will be of particularly interest to European readers because they deal with Britain and Germany at the time of Imperial Rome.

The first book, Agricola, is a biography of Tacitus' father in law. Written after Agricola's death it Author: Resolute Reader.Part I: Introduction --Tacitus --Agricola, the man --Agricola, the book --Tacitus's account of Britain --Britain before Agricola --Agricola's governorship --Britain after Agricola --The army of Britain --Germania, the book --Germany and Rome in history --The early Roman Empire --The constitution of the Roman Empire --The provinces of the Empire.Tacitus’ Description of Britain 1.

By the time of Tacitus, who wrote the following account of Britain about A.D.the island was quite familiar to the Romans, and he is therefore more interested in describing its distant parts, those now known as .