A Roman in Britain

A Roman in Britain

by Tacitus
     
 

An English translation of Tacitus' perceptive account of Agricola's life, the Roman who conquered Britain in the first century AD. Well ... 'conquered' is probably too strong a word, he didn't reach the edges, and anyway, in the historian Tacitus' famous saying, where the Romans went deserta faciunt, pacem appellant (neater and more poetic in Latin than in English):…  See more details below

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An English translation of Tacitus' perceptive account of Agricola's life, the Roman who conquered Britain in the first century AD. Well ... 'conquered' is probably too strong a word, he didn't reach the edges, and anyway, in the historian Tacitus' famous saying, where the Romans went deserta faciunt, pacem appellant (neater and more poetic in Latin than in English): they made a desert, and called it 'peace'

Interesting to compare with Caesar's conquest of Gaul and the different perception of the conquered Gauls ( now the French). Movingly presented in NOOK's 'Two views off Caesar's Gaul'

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148174592
Publisher:
Callender Press
Publication date:
02/13/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
148 KB

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