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    Germany and Agricola: Parallel Text Latin - English (Paperback) By (author) Gaius Cornelius Tacitus, Translated by Jr. Edward Brooks

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    DescriptionThe Germania is an ethnographic work on the diverse set of people Tacitus believed to be Germanic tribes outside the Roman Empire. Ethnography already had a long and distinguished heritage in classical literature, and the Germania fits squarely within the tradition established by authors from Herodotus to Julius Caesar. The book begins with a description of the lands, laws, and customs of the tribes. Later chapters focus on descriptions of individual tribes, beginning with those dwelling closest to Roman lands and ending on the uttermost shores of the Baltic Sea, with a description of the Fenni and the unknown tribes beyond them. The Agricola recounts the life of Gnaeus Julius Agricola, an eminent Roman general and Tacitus' father-in-law; it also covers, briefly, the geography and ethnography of ancient Britain. As in the Germania, Tacitus favorably contrasts the liberty of the native Britons with the corruption and tyranny of the Empire; the book also contains eloquent and vicious polemics against the rapacity and greed of Rome, in one of which Tacitus says is from a speech by Calgacus and ends with 'Auferre trucidare rapere falsis nominibus imperium, atque ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant'. (To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.) A pukka classic from www.arepo.biz


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    Title
    Germany and Agricola
    Subtitle
    Parallel Text Latin - English
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gaius Cornelius Tacitus, Translated by Jr. Edward Brooks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 172
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781466293564
    ISBN 10: 146629356X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Createspace
    Imprint name
    Createspace
    Publication date
    01 September 2011