Cornelius Tacitus At this point he closed his public career. He had reached the goal of a politician's ambition and had become known as one of the best speakers of his time, but he seems to have realized that under the Principate politics was a dull farce, and that oratory was of little value in a time of peace and strong government.
Cornelius Tacitus The whole of Germany is thus bounded; separated from Gaul, from Rhoetia and Pannonia, by the rivers Rhine and Danube; from Sarmatia and Dacia by mutual fear, or by high mountains: the rest is encompassed by the ocean, which forms huge bays, and comprehends a tract of islands immense in extent: for we have lately known certain nations and kingdoms there, such as the war discovered. The Rhine rising in the Rhoetian Alps from a summit altogether rocky and perpendicular, after a small winding towards the west, is lost in the Northern Ocean. The Danube issues out of the mountain Abnoba, one very high but very easy of ascent, and traversing several nations, falls by six streams into the Euxine Sea; for its seventh channel is absorbed in the Fenns.
Cornelius Tacitus Les traités d'ethnologie ont une longue histoire dans la littérature classique et La Germanie s'inscrit parfaitement dans cette tradition établie par des auteurs tels que Hérodote ou Jules César. Tacite lui-même s'était déjà essayé à ce style : il avait écrit un court essai sur le pays et les peuples de Bretagne dans son ouvrage La vie d'Agricola.
Cornelius Tacitus "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.
Cornelius Tacitus This book contain collection of 2 books
1. The Annals / translated by W. J. Brodribb and Alfred John Church
2. Histories / translated by W. J. Brodribb and Alfred John Church
About the Author
A senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. The surviving portions of his two major works—the Annals and the Histories—examine the reigns of the Roman Emperors Tiberius, Claudius, Nero and those who reigned in the Year of the Four Emperors. These two works span the history of the Roman Empire from the death of Augustus in AD 14 to (presumably) the death of emperor Domitian in AD 96. There are enormous lacunae in the surviving texts, including one four books long in the Annals.
Other works by Tacitus discuss oratory (in dialogue format, see Dialogus de oratoribus), Germania (in De origine et situ Germanorum), and biographical notes about his father-in-law Agricola, primarily during his campaign in Britannia (see De vita et moribus Iulii Agricolae).
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This Collection Includes:
Agricola (ca. 98), Translation based on Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb
The Annals (ca. 117), Translation based on Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb
A Dialogue Concerning Oratory (ca. 102), Translation based on Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb
A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, 1811 translation with Notes and Supplements
Germania, or The Origin and Situation of the Germans, Translation based on Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb
Germania, or The Origin and Situation of the Germans, Translated by Thomas Gordon
The Histories (ca. 105), Translation based on Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb (1876)
The Histories, Translated with Introduction and Notes By W. Hamilton Fyfe
Agricola (ca. 98), Translation based on Alfred John Church and William
Germania, or The Origin and Situation of the Germans, Translation based on
Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb Germania, or The Origin and
Situation of the Germans, Translated by Thomas Gordon
Cornelius Tacitus Biography
The Germania (Latin: De Origine et situ Germanorum, lit.
The Origin and Situation of the Germans), written by Gaius Cornelius
Tacitus around 98, is an ethnographic work on the Germanic tribes outside the
This work survived only in one single manuscript that was found in Hersfeld
Abbey, Holy Roman Empire and brought to Italy in 1455 where Enea Silvio
Piccolomini, the later Pope Pius II, first examined and analyzed it, whereby he
sparked interest among German humanists such as Conrad Celtes, Johannes
Aventinus, and especially Ulrich von Hutten into the Germania as an
authentic source on ancient Germany. Ever since then, treatment of
the text regarding the culture of the early Germanic peoples in ancient Germany
remains strong especially in German history, philology, and ethnology studies,
and to a lesser degree in Scandinavian countries as well.
The Agricola (Latin: De vita et moribus Iulii Agricolae,
lit. About 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 general. It also covers,
briefly, the geography and ethnography of ancient Britain. As in the
Germania, Tacitus favorably contrasts the liberty of the native Britons
to the corruption and tyranny of the Empire; the book also contains eloquent and
vicious polemics against the rapacity and greed of Rome.
— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Cornelius Tacitus Cornelius Tacitus' timeless history of three of Rome's most memorable emperors. Tacitus, who condemns the depravity of these rulers, which he saw as proof of the corrupting force of absolute power, writes caustically of the brutal and lecherous Tiberius, the weak and cuckolded Claudius, and "the artist" Nero. In particular, his gripping account of the bloody reigns of Tiberius and Nero brims with plots, murder, poisoning, suicide, uprisings, death, and destruction. The Annals also provides a vivid account of the violent suppression of the revolt led by Boudicca in Britain, the great fire of Rome under Nero, and the subsequent bloody persecution of the Christians.
Cornelius Tacitus One of the most important historical records from classical antiquity, "The Annals of Imperial Rome" chronicles the history of the Roman Empire from the reign of Tiberius beginning in 14 A.D. to the reign of Nero ending in 66 A.D. Written by Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator during the second century A.D., "The Annals of Imperial Rome" is a detailed first-hand account of the early Roman Empire. Presented in this volume is the classic translation of Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb.
Cornelius Tacitus The dialogue itself, set in the 70s AD, follows the tradition of Cicero's speeches on philosophical and rhetorical arguments. The beginning of the work is a speech in defense of eloquence and poetry. It then deals with the decadence of oratory, for which the cause is said to be the decline of the education, both in the family and in the school, of the future orator. The education is not as accurate as it once was; the teachers are not prepared and a useless rhetoric often takes the place of the general culture. After an incomplete section, the Dialogus ends with a speech delivered by Maternus reporting what some believe is Tacitus's opinion. Maternus thinks that great oratory was possible with the freedom from any power, more precisely in the anarchy, that characterized the Roman Republic during the civil wars. It became anachronistic and impracticable in the quiet and ordered society that resulted from the institution of the Roman Empire. The peace, warranted by the Empire, should be accepted without regret for a previous age that was more favorable to the wide spread of literacy and the growth of great personality.
Cornelius Tacitus Histories (Latin: Historiae) is a book by
Tacitus, written c. 100–110, which covers the Year of Four Emperors following
the downfall of Nero, the rise of Vespasian, and the rule of the Flavian Dynasty
(69–96) up to the death of Domitian.
— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Cornelius Tacitus The Collected Works of Cornelius Tacitus is a collection of classic works by one of the most popular writers in history. The included works of Cornelius Tacitus are A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence, The Germany and the Agricola of Tacitus, The Histories, Volumes I and II, The Reign of Tiberius, Out of the First Six Annals of Tacitus, and Tacitus on Germany. The Collected Works of Cornelius Tacitus is highly recommended for those who enjoy the writings of Cornelius Tacitus, and for those discovering his works for the first time.