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Agricola and Roman Britain

A. R. Burn

Agricola and Roman Britain

by A. R. Burn

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Published by Collier Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Agricola, Gnaeus Julius, -- 40-93,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Roman period, 55 B.C.-449 A.D

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination190 p.
    Number of Pages190
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22808913M

      The Agricola (Latin: De vita et moribus Iulii Agricolae, lit. On the life and character of Julius Agricola) is a book by the Roman historian Tacitus, written c 98, which recounts the life of his. Agricola and Germania are two of Roman Historian Tacitus' most famous works. In this book you can read both of his fine works. Agricola is the story of Tacitus' father-in-law, a Roman officer that was involved in the conquest of Britain/5(44).

    The Agricola (Latin language: De vita et moribus Iulii Agricolae, lit. On the life and character of Julius Agricola) is a book by the Roman historian Tacitus, written c. 98, which recounts the life of his father-in-law Gnaeus Julius Agricola, an eminent Roman also covers, briefly, the geography and ethnography of ancient in the Germania, Tacitus favorably contrasts the.   Tacitus is a Roman Historian. He wrote some books. One is named Agricola. He wrote about Britain and its islands.

    Much of Agricola, which is the biography of Tacitus' late father-in-law Julius Agricola, is devoted to Britain and its people, since Agricola's claim to fame was that as governor for seven years he had completed the conquest of Britain, begun four decades earlier. 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 5/5(1).


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By Andrew Robert Burn. No cover image. Agricola and Roman Britain Britain After Agricola Note on Books. The Agricola is both a portrait of Julius Agricola-the most famous governor of Roman Britain and Tacitus's respected father-in-law-and the first known detailed portrayal of the British Isles.

In the Germania, Tacitus focuses on the warlike German tribes beyond the Rhine, often comparing the behavior of "barbarian" peoples favorably with the.

Tacitus: Agricola Book 1 [10] The geography and inhabitants of Britain, already described by many writers, I will speak of, not that my research and ability may be compared with theirs, but because the country was then for the first time thoroughly subdued.

To be specific, I believe that there is a good case for Tacitus having served as a military tribune in Britain for the first two or three years of his father-in-law Agricola's governorship. As for Agricola's career, I have interpreted it largely as in my own Fasti of Roman Britain ().

The dating of his governorship to AD rather than. Gnaeus Julius Agricola, (born J 40 ce, Forum Julii, Gallia Narbonensis—died Aug 93), Roman general celebrated for his conquests in life is set forth by his son-in-law, the historian Tacitus. After serving as military tribune under Suetonius Paulinus, governor in Britain (59–61), Agricola became, successively, quaestor in Asia (64), people’s tribune (66), and.

Indeed, the Roman historian Tacitus mentions that Agricola, while governor of Roman Britain (AD 78 - 84), considered conquering Ireland, believing it could be held with one legion plus auxiliaries and entertained an exiled Irish prince, thinking to use him as a pretext for a possible invasion of Ireland.

This Roman author tells us that around those years Agricola had with him an Irish. The Agricola is a biography of his father-in-law, interleaved with descriptions of Roman Britain. The Germania is a later book describing the Germans. Of the two, the Germania is probably more Tacitus is one of the great Roman historians, and reading the Agricola and the Germania one can understand why.4/5.

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.

Agricola is the story of Tacitus' father-in-law, a Roman officer that was involved in the conquest of Britain. The story is a biography that includes insights into Roman Britain and includes the famous barbarian speech indicting Rome's Greedy Expansion. The Romans make a desolation and call it peace." Germania is a study of the tribes of Germany/5(88).

Agricola and Roman Britain. [A R Burn] -- "Gnaeus Julius Agricola (J 40. Aug 93) was a Gallo-Roman general responsible for much of the Roman conquest of Britain.

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. Agricola and Roman Britain. [A R Burn] -- Biography of one of the most distinguished governors of Roman Britain.

Gnaeus Julius Agricola; Gnaeus J Agricola: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: A R Burn. Find more information about: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published Description: pages 18 cm.

Agricola and Roman Britain. London, English Universities Press, [] (OCoLC) Named Person: Gnaeus Julius Agricola; Gnaeus Julius Agricola; Gnaeus Iulius Agricola; Gnaeus J Agricola: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: A R Burn.

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“Agricola” is an essay by Roman senator and historian Tacitus in praise of his father-in-law, Roman general Gnaeus Julius Agricola. Written c. 98 AD, five years after Agricola’s death, the work encompasses several genres. In one sense, it is a biography, a genre that in ancient Greece and Rome could also encompass history and oratory.

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 Brand: Penguin Publishing Group. 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.

This book contains a pair of early works by the great Roman historian Tacitus. Agricola is an homage to the historian's father-in-law, a Roman governor in Britain during the 1st century A.D. Germania describes the German people and their culture during the same author's admiration for his late father-in-law is manifest in by: 'Agricola' is more foreign affairs for the Romans but also ties into any reader who is interested in Celtic/Early Roman Britain.

For the more seasoned ancient reader, it also opens up a slice of realia into affairs imperial as well as court/5.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 /5(7).