The Agricola and Germania of Tacitus with a revised text, English notes, and map. by P. Cornelius Tacitus

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StatementBy Alfred J. Church ... and W.J. Brodribb ...
SeriesMacmillan"s school class books
ContributionsTacitus, Cornelius, Church, Alfred John, 1829-1912 ed., Brodribb, William Jackson, 1829-1905 ed.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 102 p., 1 l., viii, 92 p.
Number of Pages102
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Open LibraryOL16554714M

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"The Agricola and The Germania" are two important historical works by Cornelius Tacitus, an ancient Roman Senator and historian. The Agricola is a biography of the Roman general Gnaeus Julius Agricola as well as a geographic and ethnographic history of Ancient Britain/5(88). Tacitus provides an interesting ethnography of both Britons and Germans, none of which is complementary to the Romans.

Furthermore, in AGRICOLA, an oration on his father-in-law's life, Tacitus holds ups a mirror of virtue by which one can see the corruption and degeneracy of the current Roman emperor in particular and Roman elites in by: 1. Book Review by Centurion-Macro. The Agricola and The Germania are the shortest works of Tacitus, and in my view his best.

Because they were designed to be orated, they are faced fast paced, active and a perfect text for the time constrained classicist. Tacitus, the Agricola and Germania by Tacitus, Cornelius; Tacitus, Cornelius.

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Featured content includes commentary on major characters, Full text of "Tacitus, the Agricola and Germania" See other formats. 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. The Agricola and the Germania, by Cornelius Tacitus, serves two purposes as a historical document. First, the book serves to pay tribute to one of the greatest commanders over Britain in Roman history, that of Commander Agricola.

Due to his status as Agricola's son-in-law, Tacitus tells the story of. About Agricola and the Germania. 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.

"The Agricola and The Germania" are two important historical works by Cornelius Tacitus, an ancient Roman Senator and historian. The Agricola is a biography of the Roman general Gnaeus Julius Agricola as well as a geographic and ethnographic history of Ancient Britain. "The Germania" is The Agricola and Germania of Tacitus book ethnographic study of the people believed by Tacitus to /5(75).

This book contains a pair of early works by the great Roman historian Tacitus. Agricola is an homage to the historian's father-in-law, a Roman governor in Britain during the 1st century A.D.

Germania describes the German people and their culture during the The Agricola and Germania of Tacitus book author's admiration for his late father-in-law is manifest in by: Tacitus: Agricola Book 1 [1] 1.

To bequeath to posterity a record of the deeds and characters of distinguished men is an ancient practice which even the present age, careless as it is of its own sons, has not abandoned whenever some great and conspicuous excellence has conquered and risen superior to that failing, common to petty and to great.

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.

"The various peoples of Germany are separated from the File Size: 21KB. 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). Agricola and Germania are two of Roman Historian Tacitus' most famous works. In this book you can read both of his fine works.

Agricola is the story of Tacitus' father-in-law, a Roman officer that was involved in the conquest of Britain/5(75). Agricola and Germania by Tacitus in DJVU, FB2, TXT download e-book.

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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 appeared inand only a handful.

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.

“The Agricola” and “The Germania” are two important historical works by Cornelius Tacitus, an ancient Roman Senator and historian who lived from 56 AD to AD.

Tacitus lived in what historians call the Silver Age of Latin literature and his contributions to the histories of these tumultuous times are considered significant and Pages: The Germania (Latin: De Origine et situ Germanorum, literally The Origin and Situation of the Germans), written by Gaius Cornelius Tacitus aro is an ethnographic work on the Germanic tribes outside the Roman Empire.

Germania fits squarely within the tradition established by. Description. Translated by Alfred J. Church. Described by two prominent twentieth century leftist academics as one of the “most dangerous books ever written,” Roman historian Tacitus’s 98 AD work Germania is credited with almost single-handedly creating modern German nationalism after the manuscript’s rediscovery in Originally titled “On the Origin and Situation of the.

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Military transactions in several places, and some light encounters. The Fleet at Ravenna revolts to Vespasian. Cæcina discovers his treasonable purposes, but is seized and imprisoned by his own soldiers. The battle at Bedriacum; the army of Vitellius overthrown, yet.

Two works by the Roman historian, Tacitus. Agricola is a portrait of Julius Agricola, a governor of Roman Britain, and the first surviving account of the geography, climate, and peoples of German tribes of Northern Europe are discussed in Germania.

The Agricola and Germania - Publius Cornelius Tacitus.A translation into English by A. 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 ially a eulogy of a strikingly honest and capable Roman official, the work allows Tacitus to indulge in a.

Tacitus on Britain and Germany: A translation of the Agricola and the Germania (Penguin classics) by Tacitus, Cornelius and a great selection of related books. Tacitus was a Roman historian who is author of this source. It is his own personal account on the Germanic peoples everyday lives.

Based on Tacitus’ account, he criticizes Roman customs by contrasting them with those of the Germans, also referred to as barbarians. 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 /5(69). 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. Tacitus was son-in-law to Agricola; and while filial piety breathes through his work, he never departs from the integrity of his own character.

He has left a historical monument highly interesting to every Briton, who wishes to know the manners of his ancestors, and the spirit of liberty that from the earliest time distinguished the natives of.

Agricola and Germania, by Tacitus I've been meaning to read Tacitus (well, the easy bits) for some time, but what kicked me into gear was the book on my shelf all about the influence of Germania on European culture and history.

I am allowed to start reading it after I write this post. Tacitus (c. CE), renowned for concision and psychology, is paramount as a historian of the early Roman empire. Agricola includes Agricola's career in Britain. Germania is a description of German tribes as known to the Romans.

Dialogus concerns the decline of oratory and education. The portrait of Tacitus' father-in-law, Agricola, is a eulogistic description of the career of the famous governor of Roman Britain, and it contains the first detailed account of the British Isles.

In the Germania Tacitus examines the life and customs of the war-like German tribes, often /5(2). “The Agricola” and “The Germania” are two important historical works by Cornelius Tacitus, an ancient Roman Senator and historian who lived from 56 AD to AD.

Tacitus lived in what historians call the Silver Age of Latin literature and his contributions to the histories of these tumultuous times are considered significant and.

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. 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 ng may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

pages. /5(K). Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg; 61, free ebooks; 13 by Cornelius Tacitus; Germania and Agricola by Cornelius Tacitus. Download; Bibrec; Bibliographic Record. Author: Tacitus, Cornelius, Title: Germania and Agricola Language: English: Language: Latin: LoC Class: PA.

The Agricola is a book by the Roman historian Tacitus, which recounts the life of his father-in-law Gnaeus Julius Agricola, an eminent Roman general. It also covers, briefly, the geography and ethnography of ancient Britain.4/5(K).

Tacitus (Cornelius), famous Roman historian, was born in 55, 56 or 57 CE and lived to about He became an orator, married in 77 a daughter of Julius Agricola before Agricola went to Britain, was quaestor in 81 or 82, a senator under the Flavian emperors, and a praetor in 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. Agricola gives us an interesting account of the life of Tacitus' father-in-law career as a politician in the Roman Empire.

As for Germania, although some of the information in Tacitus' description of the Germanic tribes is highly questionable, it does gives us a fascinating insight into how the ancient Germanic peoples lived/5(68). 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.The Agricola and the Germania Tacitus, James Rives (ed.), Harold Mattingly (trans.) 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.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 s:

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