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    Description'Long may the barbarians continue, I pray, if not to love us, at least to hate one another.' Cornelius Tacitus, Rome's greatest historian and the last great writer of classical Latin prose, produced his first two books in AD 98. He was inspired to take up his pen when the assassination of Domitian ended 'fifteen years of enforced silence'. The first products were brief: the biography of his late father-in-law Julius Agricola and an account of Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans. Since Agricola's claim to fame was that as governor for seven years he had completed the conquest of Britain, begun four decades earlier, much of the first work is devoted to Britain and its people. The second is the only surviving specimen from the ancient world of an ethnographic study. Each in its way has had immense influence on our perception of Rome and the northern 'barbarians'. This edition reflects recent research in Roman-British and Roman-German history and includes newly discovered evidence on Tacitus' early career. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Agricola and Germany
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cornelius Tacitus, Edited by Anthony Birley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199539260
    ISBN 10: 019953926X
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A15202020
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 878.0109
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    BISAC region code: 1.3.2.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: DG291.7.A2 T313 2009
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    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    3 maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Anthony Birley was Professor of Ancient History at Manchester University 1974-1990. His most recent book is "Hadrian, the Restless Emperor" (1997).