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 undermined by Boudicca’s revolt in AD 61 but consolidated by campaigns that took Agricola as far as Anglesey and northern Scotland. 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.
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Tacitus was born c.56AD. Known in Rome for his impressive oratory, he maintained a political career as a sentor under Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. H. Mattingley (1884-1964) is best known for his study of Roman coinage at the British Museum. S.A. Handford published several books on classical subjects, and translated Aesop's Fables for the Penguin Classics.
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Descrizione libro Viking Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1971. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Unread, square, solid, perfect spine, wraps sharp as the proverbial tack --what more can we mere mortals ask? With this book in hand, you'll beable to leap tall buildings in a single bound!!!. Codice libro della libreria 021843
Descrizione libro Penguin Classics, 1971. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0140442413
Descrizione libro Penguin Classics, 1971. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110140442413