The Germany and Agricola of Tacitus

The Germany and Agricola of Tacitus

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The portrait of Tacitus' father-in-law, Agricola, is a eulogistic description of the career of the famous governor of Roman Britain, and it contains the first detailed account of the British Isles. In the Germania Tacitus examines the life and customs of the war-like German tribes, often comparing them favourably with the decadence of Imperial Rome. Hailed as a '… See more details below

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The portrait of Tacitus' father-in-law, Agricola, is a eulogistic description of the career of the famous governor of Roman Britain, and it contains the first detailed account of the British Isles. In the Germania Tacitus examines the life and customs of the war-like German tribes, often comparing them favourably with the decadence of Imperial Rome. Hailed as a ' golden book ', the Germania is certainly the best of its kind in antiquity.

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ISBN-13:
2940014727464
Publisher:
Philtre Libre
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
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0 MB

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