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The Agricola of Tacitus

P. Cornelius Tacitus

The Agricola of Tacitus

with a revised text, English notes, and map.

by P. Cornelius Tacitus

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Published by Macmillan and Co., limited in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementBy Alfred J. Church ... and W.J. Brodribb ...
Series[Macmillan"s classical series for colleges and schools]
ContributionsChurch, Alfred John, 1829-1912 ed., Brodribb, William Jackson, 1829-1905 ed.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 102 p.
Number of Pages102
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16554626M

  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.   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 same author's admiration for his late father-in-law is manifest in by:

The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Cornelius Tacitus. An online book about this author is available, as is a Wikipedia article.. Tacitus, Cornelius: The Annals, trans. by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb (HTML at ) Tacitus, Cornelius, contrib.: Annals of the Caledonians, Picts and Scots; and of Strathclyde, Cumberland, Galloway, and Murray (2 . The Agricola and Germania - Publius Cornelius Tacitus.A translation into English by A. S. 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 .

The Agricola (Latin: De vita et moribus Iulii Agricolae, lit. On the life and character of Julius Agricola) is a book by the Roman historian Tacitus, written c 98, which recounts the life of his father-in-law Gnaeus Julius Agricola, an eminent Roman general. 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.


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Agricola is the biography of Tacitus' father-in-law, but the best part is it's partially an ethnography of early Britain. Germania is (of course) an ethnography of Cited by: 2.

Agricola is the story of Tacitus' father-in-law, a Roman officer that was involved in the conquest of Britain. The story is a biography that includes insights into Roman Britain and includes the famous barbarian speech indicting Rome's Greedy s: Tacitus is one of the great Roman historians, and reading the Agricola and the Germania one can understand why.

Displaying a very readable style, Tacitus provides insight into contemporary life and civilizations of the Roman world. This is a collection of two books, the Agricola and the Germania.4/5.

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 states, blindness and hostility to.

Tacitus: Agricola Book 1 [10] Britain, the largest of the islands which Roman geography includes, is so situated that it faces Germany on the east, Spain on the west; on the south it is even within sight of Gaul; its northern extremities, which have no shores opposite to them, are beaten by the waves of a vast open sea.

Agricola, however, by his natural prudence, was enabled to act with facility and precision even among civilians. He distinguished the hours of business from those of relaxation.

When the court or tribunal demanded his presence, he was grave, intent, awful, yet generally inclined to lenity. 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.

“Agricola” is an essay by Roman senator and historian Tacitus in praise of his father-in-law, Roman general Gnaeus Julius Agricola. Written c.

98 AD, five years after Agricola’s death, the work encompasses several genres. In such a spirit Tacitus wrote the Agricola. The book is frankly conceived as a eulogy; its composition is viewed as an act of pious devotion.

It is essential to the appreciation of the treatise that the reader keep these facts in mind. In this passage, Mr. Hume has given a summary of the Life of Agricola. It is extended by Tacitus in a style more open than the didactic form of the essay on the German Manners required, but still with the precision, both in sentiment and diction, peculiar to the author.

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. Tacitus' Agricola remains a key text for anyone with an interest in Roman Britain as well as ancient biography. Reviews 'Its novel insights should help readers long familiar with the Agricola to read it afresh.

Ethnography had a long and distinguished heritage in classical literature, and the Germania fits squarely within the tradition established by authors from Herodotus to Julius s himself had already written a similar—albeit shorter—essay on the lands and tribes of Britannia in his Agricola (chapters 10–13).

The work can appear moralizing at points, perhaps implicitly Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus. Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion.

Librivox Free Audiobook. Full text of "Tacitus, the Agricola and Germania" See other formats. The Agricola (written c. 98) recounts the life of Gnaeus Julius Agricola, an eminent Roman general and Tacitus' father-in-law; it also covers, briefly, the Genre: History, Silver Age of Latin.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (56 A.D.) was a Roman senator and also one of Romes greatest s best known works are The Annals and Histories which examined the rule of the emperors Tiberius, Claudius, Nero and s writing. Meanwhile this book, intended to do honour to Agricola, my father-in-law, will, as an expression of filial regard, be commended, or at least excused.

Cnaeus Julius Agricola was born at the ancient and famous colony of Forum Julii. Each of his grandfathers was an Imperial procurator, that is, of the highest equestrian rank.

There are enormous lacunae in the surviving texts, including one four books long in the Annals. Other works by Tacitus discuss oratory (in dialogue format, see Dialogus de oratoribus), Germania (in De origine et situ Germanorum), and biographical notes about his father-in-law Agricola, primarily Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (ca.

AD 56 – ca. AD ) was a 4/5. Agricola is the story of Tacitus' father-in-law, a Roman officer that was involved in the conquest of Britain. The story is a biography that includes insights into Roman Britain and includes the famous barbarian speech indicting Rome's Greedy Expansion/5(75). The Agricola and Germania | Tacitus, Cornelius | download | B–OK.

Download books for free. Find books. 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. Tacitus, Cornelius, Title: The Germany and the Agricola of Tacitus Language: English: LoC Class: PA: Language and Literatures: Classical Languages and Literature: Subject: Agricola, Gnaeus Julius, Subject: Germanic peoples -- Early works to Subject: Statesmen -- Rome -- Biography -- Early works to Category: Text: EBook.

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