Agricola

Agricola Germania - Penguin Classics

Revised edition

Paperback (07 Jan 2010) | English

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Synopsis

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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Book information

ISBN: 9780140455403
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Revised edition
DEWEY: 936.103
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 14878
Number of pages: xlix, 121
Weight: 134g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 12mm