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Agricola and Roman Britain.

A. R. Burn

Agricola and Roman Britain.

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Published by English Universities Press in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Agricola, Gnaeus Julius, -- 40-93,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Roman period, 55 B.C.-449 A.D

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 175-177.

    SeriesTeach yourself history library
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 182 p. maps. ;
    Number of Pages182
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18815210M


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R Burn (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" 4/4(1). Agricola and Germania are two of Roman Historian Tacitus' most famous works. In this book you can read both of his fine works.

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Agricola and Roman Britain. By Andrew Robert Burn. No cover image. Agricola and Roman Britain Britain After Agricola Note on Books. Agricola and Germania are two of Roman Historian Tacitus' most famous works. In this book you can read both of his fine works. Agricola is the story of Tacitus' father-in-law, a Roman officer that was involved in the conquest of Britain/5(88).

The Agricola is a biography of his father-in-law, interleaved with descriptions of Roman Britain. The Germania is a later book describing the Germans. Of the two, the Germania is probably more Tacitus is one of the great Roman Agricola and Roman Britain.

book, and reading the Agricola and the Germania one can understand why.4/5. Tacitus: Agricola Book 1 [10] The geography and inhabitants of Britain, already described by many writers, I will speak of, not that my research and ability may be compared with theirs, but because the country was then for the first time thoroughly subdued.

Gnaeus Julius Agricola, (born J 40 ce, Forum Julii, Gallia Narbonensis—died Aug 93), Roman general celebrated for his conquests in Britain. His life is set forth by his son-in-law, the historian Tacitus.

After serving as military tribune under Suetonius Paulinus, governor in Britain (59–61). COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

Agricola and Roman Britain. [A R Burn] -- "Gnaeus Julius Agricola (J 40. Aug 93) was a Gallo-Roman general responsible for much of the Roman conquest of Britain. Agricola and Roman Britain. [A R Burn] -- Biography of one of the most distinguished governors of Roman Britain.

Gnaeus Julius Agricola; Gnaeus J Agricola: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: A R Burn. Find more information about: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published Description: pages 18 cm.

Agricola and Roman Britain. London, English Universities Press, [] (OCoLC) Named Person: Gnaeus Julius Agricola; Gnaeus Julius Agricola; Gnaeus Iulius Agricola; Gnaeus J Agricola: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: A R Burn. Find more information about: OCLC Number: Description: pages illustrations 18 cm.

The first work of any great historian has always commanded attention, and Tacitus was ancient Rome's very greatest historian. His Agricola and Roman Britain. book 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.

'Agricola' is more foreign affairs for the Romans but also ties into any reader who is interested in Celtic/Early Roman Britain. For the more seasoned ancient reader, it also opens up a slice of realia into affairs imperial as well as court/5. “Agricola” is an essay by Roman senator and historian Tacitus in praise of his father-in-law, Roman general Gnaeus Julius Agricola.

Written c. 98 AD, five years after Agricola’s death, the work encompasses several genres. 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 Brand: Penguin UK. To be specific, I believe that there is a good case for Tacitus having served as a military tribune in Britain for the first two or three years of his father-in-law Agricola's governorship.

As for Agricola's career, I have interpreted it largely as in my own Fasti of Roman Britain (). The dating of his governorship to AD rather than. Tacitus is a Roman Historian.

He wrote some books. One is named Agricola. He wrote about Britain and its islands. The Link to the full book is here. 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.

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. 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 /5(7).

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.

Agricola and Germania are two of Roman Historian Tacitus' most famous works. In this book you can read both of his fine works. Agricola is the story of Tacitus' father-in-law, a Roman officer that was involved in the conquest of Britain.

The story is a biography that includes insights into Roman Britain /5(44). Tacitus' other writings discuss oratory (in dialogue format, see Dialogus de oratoribus), Germania (in De origine et situ Germanorum), and the life of his father-in-law, Agricola, the general responsible for much of the Roman conquest of Britain, mainly focusing on his campaign in Britannia (De vita et moribus Iulii AgricolaeGenre: History, Silver Age of Latin.

Indeed, the Roman historian Tacitus mentions that Agricola, while governor of Roman Britain (AD 78 - 84), considered conquering Ireland, believing it could be held with one legion plus auxiliaries and entertained an exiled Irish prince, thinking to use him as a pretext for a possible invasion of Ireland.

This Roman author tells us that around those years Agricola had with him. 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.

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.

Much of Agricola, which is the biography of Tacitus' late father-in-law Julius Agricola, is devoted to Britain and its people, since Agricola's claim to fame was that as governor for seven years he had completed the conquest of Britain, begun four decades : $ 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 5/5(1). The Agricola (Latin language: 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 also covers, briefly, the geography and ethnography of ancient in the Germania, Tacitus favorably contrasts.

Martin Millett, Roman Britain (Batsford and English Heritage, ) T.W. Potter, Roman Britain (British Museum, London, ) T.W.

Potter and Catherine Johns, Roman Britain (British Museum, London, ) Richard Reece, My Roman Britain (Cotswold Studies, Vol. 3 ) Peter Salway, Roman Britain (Clarendon Press, Oxford, ).

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. Gnaeus Julius Agricola was a Roman Governor and General.

He was responsible for much of the conquest of Roman Britain, as well as holding various other positions over his 53 year life. Agricola was born in the colonia of Forum Julii in Gallia Narobensis (what is now Fréjus, France).

Meanwhile this book, intended to do honour to Agricola, my father-in-law, will, as an expression of filial regard, be commended, or at least excused.

Cnaeus Julius Agricola was born at the ancient and famous colony of Forum Julii. and that it would have a salutary effect on Britain for the Roman arms to be seen everywhere, and for.

In this book, David Braund offers a significantly different perspective upon the history of Roman Britain. He concentrates upon the literary evidence, which has been studied to a lesser extent than archaeology in recent years.

Close attention to the Greek and Roman sources enables the construction of a new approach to Roman Britain, its history and its archaeology. This book contains a pair of early works by the great Roman historian Tacitus.

Agricola is an homage to the historian's father-in-law, a Roman governor in Britain during the 1st century A.D. Germania describes the German people and their culture during the same author's admiration for his late father-in-law is manifest in by: The Agricola and Germania - Publius Cornelius Tacitus.A translation into English by A.

Kline. Tacitus’ early work Agricola, written c. AD98, is a biography of his father-in-law, Gnaeus Julius Agricola, covering the noted general’s early life and his Governorship of ially a eulogy of a strikingly honest and capable Roman official, the work allows Tacitus to indulge in.

Two works by the Roman historian, Tacitus. Agricola is a portrait of Julius Agricola, a governor of Roman Britain, and the first surviving account of the geography, climate, and peoples of German tribes of Northern Europe are discussed in Germania.

Agricola had risen in the imperial service to the consulship, in 77 or 78, and he would later enhance his reputation as governor of Britain. Tacitus appears to have made his own mark socially and was making much progress toward public distinction; he would obviously benefit from Agricola’s political connections.

Agricola (Cneius Julius Agricola) nē´əs, əgrĭk´ələ, 40–AD 93, Roman general, conqueror of Britain. After a distinguished military and political career (partly in Britain), he was made consul (AD 77) and was governor (AD 78?–AD 85?) of Britain.

United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Roman Britain: Julius Caesar conquered Gaul between 58 and 50 bce and invaded Britain in 55 or 54 bce, thereby bringing the island into close contact with the Roman world.

Caesar’s description of Britain at the time of his invasions is the first coherent account extant. From about 20 bce it is possible to distinguish two principal powers: the .Roman Britain (Latin: Britannia or, later, Britanniae, "the Britains") was the area of the island of Great Britain that was governed by the Roman Empire, from 43 to AD.: – It comprised almost the whole of England and Wales and, for a short period, southern Scotland.

Julius Caesar invaded Britain in 55 and 54 BC as part of his Gallic Wars. Capital: Camulodunum, Londinium.