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Germania and Agricola By Tacitus
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A vivid survey of the physical, cultural, and behavioral characteristics of the German people in what the Romans called Germania Magna. It begins with a description of the lands, laws, and customs of... More > the Germanic people, and then moves on to detailed descriptions of the individual tribes all the way up to the Baltic Sea. This includes Tacitus’s famous description of the Germans as a “pure and unmixed race” with Nordic racial characteristics. It then describes the Germanic systems of government, religion, the egalitarian status of women in German society, and even a form of folk assembly, or parliament, at which important decisions were made by common vote and consensus, among many other things. The second work in this book, Agricola, is a biographical work which tells the story of the author’s father-in-law, Gnaeus Julius Agricola, one of the most prominent Roman generals who took part in the final conquest of Britain.< Less
The Annals By Tacitus
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Regarded as his finest work, Tacitus’s Annals remain one of the most important sources of early Roman history, providing one of the most complete records of Roman politics, foreign policy,... More > domestic issues—and personal crises of the emperors of Rome from the reign of Tiberius to that of Nero. It includes riveting accounts of the mutinies in Pannonia and Germany; the activities of Germanicus and Agrippina; the epic battle between Arminius (Hermann) and Varus in the forests of Germany; Tacfarinas and the African wars; the uprising in Britannia under Caractacus and his eventual defeat, capture, and pardon; the revolt in Britain under Boudica; the great fire of Rome and Nero’s blaming of the Christians for the city’s destruction; the Parthian War, and many more history-making events. The Annals originally comprised at least 16 books, but books 7-10 and parts of books 5, 6, 11 and 16 have unfortunately been lost. Original paragraph numbering.< Less
The Annals By Tacitus
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Regarded as his finest work, Tacitus’s Annals remain one of the most important sources of early Roman history, providing one of the most complete records of Roman politics, foreign policy,... More > domestic issues—and personal crises of the emperors of Rome from the reign of Tiberius to that of Nero. It includes riveting accounts of the mutinies in Pannonia and Germany; the activities of Germanicus and Agrippina; the epic battle between Arminius (Hermann) and Varus in the forests of Germany; Tacfarinas and the African wars; the uprising in Britannia under Caractacus and his eventual defeat, capture, and pardon; the revolt in Britain under Boudica; the great fire of Rome and Nero’s blaming of the Christians for the city’s destruction; the Parthian War, and many more history-making events. The Annals originally comprised at least 16 books, but books 7-10 and parts of books 5, 6, 11 and 16 have unfortunately been lost. Original paragraph numbering.< Less
Annals Book 15 school text By Tacitus
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One of the raciest texts around, full of up-to date relevance too! Two translations to compare plus essential questions for those studying this text at advanced level, and their teachers Callender... More > clear-text study guides and classical text series< Less
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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Histories By Cornelius Tacitus
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A new edition of the famous 100 AD work by Roman historian Publius Cornelius Tacitus which describes the one year period of anarchy in Rome from 69 to 70 AD, which saw four emperors—Galba,... More > Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian—engage in a murderous civil war for the throne of the Roman Empire. Included in this fast-paced adventure is Tacitus’s equally famous survey of the Jews, the first written by an official Roman historian, penned as it was just after the Roman-Jewish war of AD 68–73. Tactitus’s work originally consisted of fourteen books, of which only five have survived. Prominent throughout are his insights that Roman society was already overrun with non-Roman slaves, that the best units in the Roman army were Germans, and that the Jews in his words, “regard the rest of mankind with all the hatred of enemies. Includes original paragraph numbers and thus suitable for academic research.< Less
Histories By Cornelius Tacitus
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A new edition of the famous 100 AD work by Roman historian Publius Cornelius Tacitus which describes the one year period of anarchy in Rome from 69 to 70 AD, which saw four emperors—Galba,... More > Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian—engage in a murderous civil war for the throne of the Roman Empire. Included in this fast-paced adventure is Tacitus’s equally famous survey of the Jews, the first written by an official Roman historian, penned as it was just after the Roman-Jewish war of AD 68–73. Tactitus’s work originally consisted of fourteen books, of which only five have survived. Prominent throughout are his insights that Roman society was already overrun with non-Roman slaves, that the best units in the Roman army were Germans, and that the Jews in his words, “regard the rest of mankind with all the hatred of enemies.” Includes original paragraph numbers and thus suitable for academic research.< Less
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