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Tacitus, Agricola and Germany
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ISBN: 0191828424 1280680164 9786613657091 0191587540 9780191587542 0192833006 9780192833006 Year: 1999 Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press,

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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 Romeand the northern `barbarians' and the edition reflects recent research in Roman-British and Roman-German history. - ;`Long may the barba

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