Agricola and Germania by Tacitus
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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.

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TACITUS (c. 56–c. 120 AD) studied rhetoric in Rome and rose to eminence as a pleader at the Roman Bar. HAROLD MATTINGLY (1884–1964) is the author of more than four hundred articles and books on the Roman world. JAMES B. RIVES is the author of Religion and Authority in Roman Carthage and Religion in the Roman Empire.
Published December 10, 2009 by Neeland Media LLC. 102 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Education & Reference, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography, Horror. Non-fiction

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