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    Agricola: AND The Germania (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Latin) By (author) Tacitus, Translated by H. Mattingly, Introduction by H. Mattingly, Edited by James B. Rives


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    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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    Agricola: AND The Germania
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tacitus, Translated by H. Mattingly, Introduction by H. Mattingly, Edited by James B. Rives
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140442410
    ISBN 10: 0140442413

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: DN
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000, HIS000000
    DC21: 936.103
    LC classification: DG291.7.A2
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    Illustrations note
    maps, bibliography
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    Publication date
    22 February 1973
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    Author Information
    Tacitus was born c.56AD. Known in Rome for his impressive oratory, he maintained a political career as a sentor under Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. H. Mattingley (1884-1964) is best known for his study of Roman coinage at the British Museum. S.A. Handford published several books on classical subjects, and translated Aesop's Fables for the Penguin Classics.