Agricola and the Germania

Agricola and the Germania
Author: Tacitus
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2010-03-30
ISBN: 014045540X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Agricola and Germany

Agricola and Germany
Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2009-03-26
ISBN: 019953926X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cornelius Tacitus, Rome's greatest historian, was inspired to take up his pen when the assassination of Domitian ended `fifteen years of enforced silence'. Agricola is the biography of his late father-in-law and an account of Roman Britain. Germania gives insight into Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans, and is the only surviving specimen from the ancient world of an ethnographic study. Each in its way has had immense influence on our perception of Rome and the northern `barbarians' and the edition reflects recent research in Roman-British and Roman-German history.

Agricola and Germany

Agricola and Germany
Author: Tacitus
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1999-03-04
ISBN: 0191605298
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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`Long may the barbarians continue, I pray, if not to love us, at least to hate one another.' Cornelius Tacitus, Rome's greatest historian and the last great writer of classical Latin prose, produced his first two books in AD 98. He was inspired to take up his pen when the assassination of Domitian ended `fifteen years of enforced silence'. The first products were brief: the biography of his late father-in-law Julius Agricola and an account of Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans. Since Agricola's claim to fame was that as governor for seven years he had completed the conquest of Britain, begun four decades earlier, much of the first work is devoted to Britain and its people. The second is the only surviving specimen from the ancient world of an ethnographic study. Each in its way has had immense influence on our perception of Rome and the northern `barbarians'. This edition reflects recent research in Roman-British and Roman-German history and includes newly discovered evidence on Tacitus' early career. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Agricola and Germania

The Agricola and Germania
Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 342
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Germanic peoples
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Germania and Agricola

Germania and Agricola
Author: Tacitus
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2018-01-28
ISBN: 3732625435
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reproduction of the original.

The Agricola and Germania

The Agricola and Germania
Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 314
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Germanic peoples
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Agricola

Agricola
Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1861
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Germanic peoples
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Germania Agricola

The Germania   Agricola
Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1877
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Germania Agricola and first book of the Annals

Germania  Agricola  and first book of the Annals
Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 402
Release: 1855
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Germania and the Agricola

The Germania and the Agricola
Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2014-01
ISBN: 9781909735330
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cornelius Tacitus (c. 55-c. 117 AD) was a Roman aristocrat, senator and historian, who lived at a time when the Roman Empire was expanding at a prodigious rate. More than half of Tacitus' writings have been lost, but of those that remain, 'The Germania' and 'The Agricola' are perhaps the most interesting and certainly the most accessible. In the 'Germania' Tacitus gives his reader a meticulous report on the appearance, beliefs and customs of the German tribes. But the work is much more than an early ethnographic study, for Tacitus uses the perceived virility and fidelity of the barbarians to contrast their primitive virtues with the sophisticated decadence and corruption of Imperial Rome, which he believed had fallen away from the ancient rectitude of the Republic. 'The Agricola' is a compelling and personal account of Tacitus' father-in-law, Gnaeus Julius Agricola, the Roman general responsible for the conquest of most of Britain. Agricola was made governor of 'Britannia' from 75 to 85 AD, and Tacitus' narrative gives the first detailed description of the British Isles and its inhabitants.

The Agricola and Germania of Cornelius Tacitus

The Agricola and Germania of Cornelius Tacitus
Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Rome
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Agricola and Germania of Tacitus

The Agricola and Germania of Tacitus
Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Germanic peoples
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Germania and Agricola

The Germania and Agricola
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 472
Release: 1856
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On Britain and Germany

On Britain and Germany
Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1951
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Germania and Agricola and Also Selections from the Annals of Tacitus

The Germania and Agricola  and Also Selections from the Annals  of Tacitus
Author: Cornelius Tacitus,Charles Anthon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 402
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Germania and Agricola and Also Selections from the Annals of Tacitus

The Germania and Agricola  and Also Selections from the Annals  of Tacitus
Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 478
Release: 1853
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Germania and Agricola

Germania and Agricola
Author: Publius Tacitus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2017-02-15
ISBN: 9781543169300
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Germania and Agricola Book Excerpt:

Described by two prominent twentieth century leftist academics as one of the "most dangerous books ever written," Roman historian Tacitus's 98 AD work Germania is credited with almost single-handedly creating modern German nationalism after the manuscript's rediscovery in 1462. Originally titled "On the Origin and Situation of the Germanic Peoples" (De Origine et situ Germanorum), it provides a vivid survey of the physical, cultural, and behavioral characteristics of the German people in what the Romans called Germania Magna-"Greater Germany"-that area east of the Rhine River. Germania begins with a description of the lands, laws, and customs of the Germanic people, and then moves on to detailed descriptions of the individual tribes all the way up to the Baltic Sea. This includes Tacitus's famous description of the Germans as a "pure and unmixed race" with Nordic racial characteristics. It then describes the Germanic systems of government, religion, the egalitarian status of women in German society, and even a form of folk assembly, or parliament, at which important decisions were made by common vote and consensus, among many other things. All copies of Germania were lost during the Middle Ages and the work was forgotten until a single manuscript was rediscovered. At that time, most of Germany was known as the Holy Roman Empire, and the word "Germani" was almost never used. The book's rediscovery and distribution directly led to the widespread use of that word once again, and it was first used in a nationalist sense in 1471 during a crusade against the invading Turks. In 1956, Jewish historian Arnaldo Momigliano, professor at University College, London, described Germania as "among the most dangerous books ever written," and in 2008, professor Christopher Krebs, assistant professor of Classics at Harvard produced a separate book on the topic called A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich, in which he claimed that all top Nazis were familiar with the work, including racial scientist Hans F.K. Gunther. The second work in this book, Agricola, originally titled "On the life and character of Julius Agricola" (De vita et moribus Iulii Agricolae) is a biographical work which tells the story of the author's father-in-law, Gnaeus Julius Agricola, one of the most prominent Roman generals who took part in the final conquest of Britain. It includes many valuable comments about the racial characteristics of the pre-Roman British people and society, as well as fascinating details of the conquest of Britain and of how Agricola served as governor of the new province.

The Germania and Agricola

The Germania and Agricola
Author: Caius Tacitus,Cornelius Tacitus
Publsiher: IndyPublish.com
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2005-09-01
ISBN: 9781421922478
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Simply Latin Agricola Germania and Dialogues

Simply Latin   Agricola  Germania and Dialogues
Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1471041042
Category: Germanic peoples
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"Full latin text of three works by the famous Roman senator and historian Tacitus. The Agricola, his history of eminent Roman Gemeral (and father-in-law) Agricola, the Germania, an ethnographic work on Germanic tribes, and finally the Dialogues, his work on rhetoric"--Cover.

The Agricola

The Agricola
Author: Cornelius Tacitus,W. H. Forbes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 71
Release: 1911
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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