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Agricola and Germany

Author: Cornelius Tacitus; Anthony Richard Birley
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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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: Biographies
Early works
Biography Early works to 1800
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Gnaeus Julius Agricola; Gnaeus Julius Agricola
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Cornelius Tacitus; Anthony Richard Birley
OCLC Number: 60384452
Notes: Originally published: Oxford; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1999.
Description: 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Agricola --
Germany --
Explanatory notes --
Glossary.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Agricola.
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'. [This volume] reflects recent research in Roman-British and Roman-German history, including recently discovered evidence on Tacitus' early career.-Back cover.

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