Agricola and the Germania  -     By: Cornelius Tacitus
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Agricola and the Germania

Penguin Books / 2010 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.06 (inches)
ISBN: 014045540X
ISBN-13: 9780140455403
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A newly revised edition of two seminal works on Imperial Rome

Undeniably one of Rome's most important historians, Tacitus was also one of its most gifted. The Agricola is both a portrait of Julius Agricola-the most famous governor of Roman Britain and Tacitus's respected father-in-law-and the first known detailed portrayal of the British Isles. In the Germania, Tacitus focuses on the warlike German tribes beyond the Rhine, often comparing the behavior of "barbarian" peoples favorably 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.

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