The Agricola and Germania by P. Cornelius Tacitus

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Statementedited on the basis of Draeger"s Agricola and Schweizer-Sidler"s Germania, with introduction and maps by A. Grosvenor Hopkins ..
SeriesThe students" series of Latin classics
ContributionsHopkins, Abel Grosvenor, 1844-1899
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 80 p.
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16411464M
LC Control Number12039642

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Gnaeus Julius Agricola served as governor of Britain from and conquered much of Wales, northern England, and even Scotland.4/5.

The Agricola and Germania - Publius Cornelius Tacitus. A translation into English by A. Kline. Tacitus’ early work Agricola, written c. AD98, is a biography of his father-in-law, Gnaeus Julius Agricola, covering the noted general’s early life and his Governorship of Britain.

Essentially a eulogy of a strikingly honest and capable Roman official, the work allows Tacitus to indulge in a quiet critique of Imperial Cited by: 2. 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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking : Penguin Publishing Group. Like the Agricola, the Germania provides information, mostly derived at second-hand by Tacitus, concerning the largely obscure northern Empire, whose history and geography at that time we would love to know more about; information which has subsequently led to both sensible and not so sensible extrapolation and speculation from the limited amount he has to tell : A.

Kline. 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.

Much of Agricola, which is the biography of Tacitus' late father-in-law Julius Agricola, is devoted to Britain and its people, since Agricola's claim to fame was that as governor for seven years he had completed the conquest of Britain, begun four decades earlier.

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Agricola is the The Agricola and Germania book of Tacitus' father-in-law, a Roman officer that was involved in the conquest of Britain/5(93). The Agricola and the Germania, by Cornelius Tacitus, serves two purposes as a historical document. First, the book serves to pay tribute to one of the greatest commanders over Britain in Roman history, that of Commander Agricola.

About Agricola and the Germania 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 The Agricola and Germania book down to us.

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.

The Agricola and Germania - Publius Cornelius Tacitus. A translation into English by A. Kline. Tacitus’ early work Agricola, written c. AD98, is a biography of his father-in-law, Gnaeus Julius Agricola, covering the noted general’s early life and his Governorship of Britain.

Essentially a eulogy of a strikingly honest and capable Roman official, the work allows Tacitus to indulge in a quiet critique of Imperial Rome’s. This book contains a pair of early works by the great Roman historian Tacitus. Agricola is an homage to the historian's father-in-law, a Roman governor in Britain during the 1st century A.D.

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Author: Cornelius Tacitus,J. Rives; Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: Category: History Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» The Germania of Tacitus is the most extensive account of the ancient Germans written during the Roman period, but has been relatively neglected in the scholarship of the English-speaking world: the last commentary appeared inand only a handful.

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The story is a biography that includes insights into Roman Britain and includes the famous barbarian speech Reviews: 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. Tacitus on Britain and Germany: A translation of the Agricola and the Germania (Penguin classics) by Cornelius Tacitus and a great selection of related books, art.

Tacitus is one of those writers whose name crops up in other books or reviews I've read so I downloaded a free edition of Germania onto my Kindle. I enjoyed it so much that I bought the Leopold Classic Library Edition of Tacitus' Agricola, Germania and Dialogue on Oratory.4/5.

“The Agricola” and “The Germania” are two important historical works by Cornelius Tacitus, an ancient Roman Senator and historian who lived from 56 AD to AD. Tacitus lived in what historians call the Silver Age of Latin literature and his contributions to the histories of these tumultuous times are considered significant and Pages: The Agricola and The Germania is a book containing two distinctly different stories of Rome.

In Agricola, Tacitus tells of the glory of one man's rise to power through military achievement, and his subsequent downfall as a result of the jealousy of the Emperor of Rome. The Germania, on the other hand, tells of the people of ancient Germany, and. "The Agricola and The Germania" are two important historical works by Cornelius Tacitus, an ancient Roman Senator and historian.

The Agricola is a biography of the Roman general Gnaeus Julius Agricola as well as a geographic and ethnographic history of Ancient Britain. "The Germania" is an ethnographic study of the people believed by Tacitus to Reviews:   texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection.

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Other articles where Germania is discussed: Tacitus: First literary works: origine et situ Germanorum (the Germania), both reflecting his personal interests. The Agricola is a biographical account of his father-in-law’s career, with special reference to the governorship of Britain (78–84) and the later years under Domitian.

It is laudatory yet circumstantial in its description, and it. Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of California and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Written c. 98 AD, five years after Agricola’s death, the work encompasses several genres. In one sense, it is a biography, a genre that in ancient Greece and Rome could also encompass history and oratory.

Agricola and Germania are two of Roman Historian Tacitus' most famous works. In this book you can read both of his fine works. Agricola is the story of Tacitus' father-in-law, a Roman officer that was involved in the conquest of s: Tacitus: Germania Tacitus, an important Roman historian, wrote the most detailed early description of the Germans at then end of the first century CE.

In doing so, be warned, he was commenting on the Rome of his own time, as much as on the German themselves Chapter 1 Geography of Germany. "The various peoples of Germany are separated from the. Tacitus is a Roman Historian. He wrote some books. One is named Agricola.

He wrote about Britain and its islands. The Link to the full book is here. Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Tacitus' other writings discuss oratory (in dialogue format, see Dialogus de oratoribus), Germania (in De origine et situ Germanorum), and the life of his father-in-law, Agricola, the general responsible for much of the Roman conquest of Britain, mainly focusing on his Genre: History, Silver Age of Latin.

The Germania (Latin: De Origine et situ Germanorum, literally The Origin and Situation of the Germans), written by Gaius Cornelius Tacitus aro is an ethnographic work on the Germanic tribes outside the Roman Empire.

Germania fits squarely within the tradition established by .

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