Agricola and Germany

Paperback | March 26, 2009

EditorTacitusTranslated byAnthony Birley

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`Long may the barbarians continue, I pray, if not to love us, at least to hate one another.' Cornelius Tacitus, Rome's greatest historian and the last great writer of classical Latin prose, produced his first two books in AD 98. He was inspired to take up his pen when the assassination of Domitian ended `fifteen years of enforced silence'. The first products were brief: the biography ofhis late father-in-law Julius Agricola and an account of Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans. Since Agricola's claim to fame was that as governor for seven years he had completed the conquest of Britain, begun four decades earlier, much of the first work is devoted to Britain and its people.The second is the only surviving specimen from the ancient world of an ethnographic study. Each in its way has had immense influence on our perception of Rome and the northern `barbarians'. This edition reflects recent research in Roman-British and Roman-German history and includes newlydiscovered evidence on Tacitus' early career.

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`Long may the barbarians continue, I pray, if not to love us, at least to hate one another.' Cornelius Tacitus, Rome's greatest historian and the last great writer of classical Latin prose, produced his first two books in AD 98. He was inspired to take up his pen when the assassination of Domitian ended `fifteen years of enforced sil...

Anthony Birley was Professor of Ancient History at Manchester University 1974-1990. His most recent book is "Hadrian, the Restless Emperor" (1997).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.55 inPublished:March 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019953926X

ISBN - 13:9780199539260

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PrefaceIntroductionNote on the TextSelect BibliographyChronological TableMapsAgricolaGermanyExplanatory NotesGlosaryIndex of People and DeitiesIndex of Peoples and PlacesGeneral Index