Agricola and Germania

Agricola and Germania

Description

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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Details

Author(s)
Cornelius Tacitus, H. Mattingly, James Rives
Format
Paperback | 176 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 10mm | 134g
Publication date
30 Mar 2010
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint
PENGUIN CLASSICS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
maps
ISBN10
014045540X
ISBN13
9780140455403
Bestsellers rank
12,462