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Agricola by Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Agricola by Publius Cornelius Tacitus is a riveting historical account of the life and achievements of the Roman general Gnaeus Julius Agricola. Tacitus masterfully weaves together a narrative that showcases Agricola's military conquests and governance of Britain, as well as his relationships with both the Roman emperor and the native British tribes.

What makes this book so captivating is Tacitus' vivid descriptions of Agricola's military campaigns, which transport the reader back to ancient Rome and the rugged landscapes of Britannia. The author's meticulous attention to detail and insightful commentary on Roman society and politics also add depth to the narrative, making it both engaging and informative.

Overall, Agricola is a must-read for anyone interested in Roman history, military strategy, or biographical accounts of remarkable individuals. Tacitus' eloquent prose and compelling storytelling make this book a timeless classic that continues to resonate with readers today.

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The Agricola (Latin: De vita et moribus Iulii Agricolae, lit. On the life and character of Julius Agricola) is a book by the Roman historian Tacitus, written c 98, which recounts the life of his father-in-law Gnaeus Julius Agricola, an eminent Roman general. It also covers, briefly, the geography and ethnography of ancient Britain. As in the Germania, Tacitus favorably contrasts the liberty of the native Britons to the corruption and tyranny of the Empire; the book also contains eloquent and vicious polemics against the rapacity and greed of Rome. This translation by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb, was first published in 1877.

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