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`plenty here to savour ... Tacitus was not just a fine writer, he was also a senior Roman politician.' Max Davidson, The Daily Telegraph --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
TACITUS, or Publius Gaius Cornelius Tacitus (c. 55-120), born in southeastern France, was a Roman historian who studied rhetoric, rose to eminence as a pleader at the Roman bar, and married the daughter of Agricola, the conqueror of Britain. By A.D. 88 he was already praetor and a member of the priestly college that kept the Sibylline Books of prophecy and supervised foreign-cult practice. Tacitus wrote several pieces, and his Histories is his strongest work using material drawn from contemporary experience.See all Editorial Reviews
Bought it as a whim and was very dissapointed when i got the end and it just stop.
would recommend it to anyone who wasn't a Roman history buff.
An interesting account of civil war in Roman times. It approaches history from a moral standpoint, which focusses on the decadence and corruption of power. Read morePublished on November 18, 2012 by N