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Agricola ; and Germany

Author: Cornelius Tacitus; Anthony Birley
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cornelius Tacitus, Rome's greatest historian and the last major 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'. These first products were brief: the biography of his late father-in-law Julius Agricola and an account of Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans. As governor for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Quelle
Biography
Early works
Biography Early works to 1800
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Gnaeus Julius Agricola; Gnaeus Julius Agricola; Gnaeus J Agricola; Gnaeus J Agricola
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cornelius Tacitus; Anthony Birley
ISBN: 9780199539260 019953926X
OCLC Number: 496160622
Language Note: Translated from the Latin.
Description: li, 160 pages : maps ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Agricola.
Agricola ; and Germany
Responsibility: Tacitus ; translated with an introduction and notes by Anthony R. Birley.

Abstract:

"Cornelius Tacitus, Rome's greatest historian and the last major 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'. These first products were brief: the biography of his late father-in-law Julius Agricola and an account of Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans. As governor for seven years, Agricola had completed the conquest of Britain and much of Tacitus' biography is devoted to the country and its people. Germany is the only surviving specimen from the ancient world of an ethnographic study. Each of these early works has had immense influence on our perception of Rome and the northern 'barbarians'."--Publisher description.

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