Agricola and Germania

Author: Tacitus
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141961545
Release Date: 2010-01-07
Genre: History

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.

Germania

Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140442413
Release Date: 1970
Genre: History

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.

A Most Dangerous Book

Author: Christopher B. Krebs
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393062656
Release Date: 2011-05-02
Genre: History

Traces the five-hundred year history and wide-ranging influence of the Roman historian's unflattering book about the ancient Germans that was eventually extolled by the Nazis as a bible.

Agricola and Germany

Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199539260
Release Date: 2009-03-26
Genre: History

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.

Tacitus

Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher:
ISBN: CHI:096529181
Release Date: 1831
Genre:


The Annals of Imperial Rome

Author: Tacitus
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141904795
Release Date: 1973-07-26
Genre: History

Tacitus' Annals of Imperial Rome recount the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus up to the death of Nero in AD 68. With clarity and vivid intensity he describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius, the great fire of Rome during the time of Nero, and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies and murders that were part of imperial life. Despite his claim that the Annals were written objectively, Tacitus' account is sharply critical of the emperors' excesses and fearful for the future of Imperial Rome, while also filled with a longing for its past glories.

The Germania

Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher:
ISBN: NYPL:33433043452014
Release Date: 1916
Genre: Germanic peoples


A History of Roman Britain

Author: Peter Salway
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192801384
Release Date: 2001-05-31
Genre: History

'There will be new discoveries; but this is a book that will surely stand the test of time.' -TLS

The Complete Works of Tacitus

Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher: Digireads.com Publishing
ISBN: 1420947141
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: History

Ancient Roman senator and historian Publius Cornelius Tacitus is known throughout Western history as one of the greatest historical writers of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He lived during the first century AD and was the son of a wealthy aristocratic family. Not much is known about his personal life; however, it is clear that both Tacitus and Pliny the Elder were acquaintances and even possibly childhood friends, though there is no substantial evidence to support this. Tacitus studied rhetoric in order to create a career in law and politics. He steadily rose throughout the ranks due to his strong speaking style and oration skills. However, his language skills did not stop with verbal speeches. He was also an accomplished writer who focused on the history of the Roman Empire. He created five works, "The Annals," "The Histories," "The Agricola," "The Germania," and "A Dialogue on Oratory." His works delve deep into the facts as he knew them, rarely ever embellishing history to create a story. He also stayed true to chronological order and laid history out in visible steps. It is also notable that Tacitus knew that his fellow politicians were corrupt; he believed that they gave up their strong voice in order to please a usually corrupt emperor. These five great works are brought together in this collection of "The Complete Works of Tacitus."

The Government of the Roman Empire

Author: Dr Barbara Levick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134572632
Release Date: 2002-01-04
Genre: History

This book reveals how an empire that stretched from Glasgow to Aswan in Egypt could be ruled from a single city and still survive more than a thousand years. The Government of the Roman Empire is the only sourcebook to concentrate on the administration of the empire, using the evidence of contemporary writers and historians. Specifically designed for students, with extensive cross-referencing, bibliographies and introductions and explanations for each item, this new edition brings the book right up-to-date, and makes it the ideal resource for students of the subject.

Smashed

Author: Koren Zailckas
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143036475
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A twenty-four-year-old survivor of alcoholism recounts her journey from teen experimentation to binge drinking, a process during which she endured depression, rage, sexual exploitation, and troubled relationships before making the decision to heal, in a personal memoir that also offers insight into youth alcohol abuse. Reprint.