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Author Tacitus, Cornelius, author

Title Tacitus : Agricola / by Tacitus ; edited by A.J. Woodman with C.S. Kraus
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (pages cm)
Series Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics
Cambridge Greek and Latin classics.
Contents The author and his work -- Tacitus' Britain -- Imperialism, freedom and servitude -- The Agricola as history -- Language and expression -- The manuscripts -- Commentary
Summary The first work of any great historian has always commanded attention, and Tacitus was ancient Rome's very greatest historian. His biography of his father-in-law, governor of Britain in the years AD 77-84, is a literary masterpiece: it combines penetrating political history with gripping military narrative and throughout poses the question (still very much alive today) of how one should live one's life under a tyranny. This is the first commentary in English on the Agricola for almost half a century: in keeping with the aims of the series, particular attention is paid to the understanding of Tacitus' Latin, but a whole range of generic, historical, textual and narrative topics is covered, and it will be suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students as well as scholars. Tacitus' Agricola remains a key text for anyone with an interest in Roman Britain as well as ancient biography
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Text in English and Latin
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Subject Agricola, Gnaeus Julius, 40-93.
Tacitus, Cornelius. Agricola.
Agricola, Gnaeus Julius, 40-93.
SUBJECT Agricola (Tacitus, Cornelius) fast (OCoLC)fst01357075
Subject Great Britain -- History -- Roman period, 55 B.C.-449 A.D.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Woodman, A. J. (Anthony John), 1945- editor.
Kraus, Christina Shuttleworth, 1958- editor.
ISBN 9781316055786