Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (56-117 A.D.) was a Roman senator and historian. Little is known for certain of his life. He was a member of the Equestrian order, likely from a family of Gallia Narbonensis. Tacitus studied rhetoric, served as a magistrate, was a Roman Senator, and may have commanded a legion during his career. He is best known for his HISTORIES and the ANNALS, much of which have not survived.
The Life of Agricola by Tacitusby Tacitus
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THE LIFE OF AGRICOLA recounts the life of Gnaeus Julius Agricola, a Roman officer who participated in the suppression of Boudica's rebellion in Britain (61 A.D.) under Suetonius' command. Agricola later became Roman governor of Britain and invaded Caledonia (Scotland). He may have also overseen a Roman expedition to Ireland, although this is uncertain. Tacitus' LIFE gives invaluable insight into the geography and geography and ethnography of ancient Britain. Agricola was the father-in-law of Tacitus.
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