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Agricola, ther Roman in Britain By Tacitus
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The first history of Britain - but Britain as a subject nation: the Roman conquerors, like so many others through the ages, 'made a desert and called it peace'. Read about the Roman legions and... More > victories, the generalship of the Roman leader, the land of Britain as it then was, and Boadicea's doomed defiance. Another volume in the distinguished Callender History series, notable for its readable texts and modern style< Less
Germania and Agricola By Tacitus
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Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (ca. 56 – ca. 117) was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. The Germania (Latin title: De Origine et situ Germanorum) is an ethnographic work on... More > the diverse set of people Tacitus believed to be Germanic tribes outside the Roman Empire. The book begins with a description of the lands, laws, and customs of the tribes (chapters 1–27); it then segues into descriptions of individual tribes, beginning with those dwelling closest to Roman lands and ending on the uttermost shores of the Baltic Sea. The Agricola (written ca. 98) recounts the life of Gnaeus Julius Agricola, an eminent Roman general and Tacitus' father-in-law; it also covers, briefly, the geography and ethnography of ancient Britain. As in the Germania, Tacitus favorably contrasts the liberty of the native Britons with the corruption and tyranny of the Empire; the book also contains eloquent and vicious polemics against the rapacity and greed of Rome.< Less
Tacitus' A DialogueConcerning Oratory By LewisArthur CarrollMurphy Esq.
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Germania et Britannia: A Roman Racial Study of Germans and Britons Circa 98 AD By Gaius Cornelius Tacitus
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Roman senator and historian Tacitus provided a fascinating glimpse of the racial make-up, customs and culture of pre-Roman and pre-Christian European society in Germany and Britain in his 98 A.D.... More > works, Germania and Agricola. He describes Germans as those who have never “mingled by inter-marriages with other nations, but to have remained a people pure, and independent, and resembling none but themselves. Hence amongst such a mighty multitude of men, the same make and form is found in all, eyes stern and blue, yellow hair, huge bodies…” and Britons as follows: “The red hair and large limbs of the inhabitants of Caledonia point clearly to a German origin. The dark complexion of the Silures, their usually curly hair, and the fact that Spain is the opposite shore to them, are an evidence that Iberians of a former date crossed over and occupied these parts. Those who are nearest to the Gauls are also like them . .. from the permanent influence of original descent.”< Less
Annals By PUBLIUS CORNELIUS TACITUS
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TACITUS Annals Publius Cornelius Tacitus was born perhaps at Rome, shortly before the accession of the Emperor Nero in 54 A.D. He married the daughter of Agricola, famous in the history of Britain,... More > and died probably about the time of Hadrian's accession to the empire, 117 A.D. He attained distinction as a pleader at the bar, and in public life; but his fame rests on his historical works. A man of strong prepossessions and prejudices, he allowed them to colour his narratives, and particularly his portraits; but he cannot be charged with dishonesty. The portraits themselves are singularly powerful; his narrative is picturesque, vivid, dramatic; but the condensed character of his style and the pregnancy of his phrases make his work occasionally obscure, and particularly difficult to render in translation.< Less
The Annals and Histories By P. Cornelius Tacitus
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Publius Cornelius Tacitus was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. The surviving portions of his two major works—the Annals and the Histories—examine the reigns of the Roman... More > Emperors Tiberius, Claudius, Nero, and those who reigned in the Year of the Four Emperors (AD 69). These two works span the history of the Roman Empire from the death of Augustus in AD 14 to the years of the First Jewish–Roman War in AD 70. There are substantial lacunae in the surviving texts, including a gap in the Annals that is four books long. Tacitus is considered to be one of the greatest Roman historians. He lived in what has been called the Silver Age of Latin literature. He is known for the brevity and compactness of his Latin prose, as well as for his penetrating insights into the psychology of power politics.< Less
Simply Latin - Agricola, Germania and Dialogues By Cornelius Tacitus
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Simply Latin brings you the full Latin text of three minor works by the famous Roman Senator and Historian Tacitus: The Agricola, his history of eminent Roman General (and father-in-law) Agricola;... More > The Germania, an ethnographic work on Germanic tribes; and finally The Dialogues, his work on rhetoric.< Less
Tacitus und Taliban - Islam und Klimaapokalyptik By Martin Emming
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Bei der Verklärung der Welt Mohammeds oder einer paradiesischen Natur scheint eine aufgeklärte Industriegesellschaft als Feind. Sie ist für Muslime gottlos, für Klimahysteriker... More > bedeutet sie den ökologischen Weltuntergang. Sie ist zu bekämpfen. Nach Europa kehrt die Religion im Triumph zurück. Zwar hat das Christentum seine Anhänger verloren. Ein platter Materialismus schien an seine Stelle zu treten. Doch die Menschen haben sich nur andere Götter gesucht. Sie laufen zum Islam über. Oder sie verehren aufs Neue eine personifiziert gedachte Natur, die schmollt und tötet, wenn man ihr nicht Opfer bringt und Buße tut. Wo die Azteken menschliche Herzen aus lebenden Leibern rissen, damit die Sonne am nächsten Tag wieder schien, müssen die Europäer nun auf Komfort und Fortschritt verzichten, damit die Welt nicht durch abschmelzende Polkappen untergeht. Als Gottesdienst absolvieren sie abendliche Kerzenträgerprozession. Sie haben Priester und Dogmen, Gläubige, Ketzer und Hassprediger.< Less
Tacitus und Taliban - Islam und Klimaapokalyptik By Martin Emming
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Bei der Verklärung der Welt Mohammeds oder einer paradiesischen Natur scheint eine aufgeklärte Industriegesellschaft als Feind. Sie ist für Muslime gottlos, für Klimahysteriker... More > bedeutet sie den ökologischen Weltuntergang. Sie ist zu bekämpfen. Nach Europa kehrt die Religion im Triumph zurück. Zwar hat das Christentum seine Anhänger verloren. Ein platter Materialismus schien an seine Stelle zu treten. Doch die Menschen haben sich nur andere Götter gesucht. Sie laufen zum Islam über. Oder sie verehren aufs Neue eine personifiziert gedachte Natur, die schmollt und tötet, wenn man ihr nicht Opfer bringt und Buße tut. Wo die Azteken menschliche Herzen aus lebenden Leibern rissen, damit die Sonne am nächsten Tag wieder schien, müssen die Europäer nun auf Komfort und Fortschritt verzichten, damit die Welt nicht durch abschmelzende Polkappen untergeht. Als Gottesdienst absolvieren sie abendliche Kerzenträgerprozession. Sie haben Priester und Dogmen, Gläubige, Ketzer und Hassprediger.< Less
An American Dad in Hamburg - Germania II - Vol.2 By T. Santorius
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Vol.2 Continued intercultural narrative in the form of a first person contemporary chronicle between a struggling university instructor and the re-embodied Roman writer Tacitus. The projected series... More > completion is ten books - depending on the life of the author. The reader will know – literally – when the actual author dies as soon as the last incomplete book appears. The narrator meets a "beggar" at the Hamburg Main railway station on the way to work as a university instructor. The homeless man is a refugee from Roman Cyrenaica who has shamanic qualities. He makes the outrageous claim that he is the ancient writer Tacitus. The autobiographical writer is a New Yorker struggling in his "new home" – modern "Germania". The main character considers his role as father to be his most important mission and role in life. He is convinced that his life should already have ended, if it were not for the existence of his two children. He attempts to start a new life in Europe (Hamburg) against all the odds.< Less