Germany and Agricola

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Author  Gaius Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date   May 22, 2010
ISBN  1452858705
Pages  144

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Oxford Translation Complete Edition with Introduction and Footnotes. The "Germania" describes with vividness the fierce and independent spirit of the German nations, with many suggestions as to the dangers in which the empire stood of these people. The "Agricola" is a biographical sketch of the writer's father-in-law, who, as has been said, was a distinguished man and governor of Britain. It is one of the author's earliest works and was probably written shortly after the death of Domitian, in 96. This work, short as it is, has always been considered an admirable specimen of biography on account of its grace and dignity of expression. Whatever else it may be, it is a graceful and affectionate tribute to an upright and excellent man.

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