Agricola And The Germania

Paperback | March 30, 2010

byJames TacitusEditorJames RivesIntroduction byJames Rives

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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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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...

Tacitus studied rhetoric in Rome and rose to eminence as a pleader at the Roman Bar. In 77 he married the daughter of Agricola, conqueror of Britain, of whom he later wrote a biography. His other works includethe Germania and the Historiae. J. B. Rives received his PhD in Classics from Stanford University (1990) and taught at Columbia ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.8 × 5.15 × 0.55 inPublished:March 30, 2010Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014045540X

ISBN - 13:9780140455403

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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