The portrait of tacitus father in law agricola is a eulogistic description of the career of the famous governor of roman britain and it contains the first detailed account of the british isles. The agricola and the germania by cornelius tacitus serves two purposes as a historical document first the book serves to pay tribute to one of the greatest commanders over britain in roman history that of commander agricola due to his status as agricolas son in law tacitus tells the story of . Search the history of over 341 billion web pages on the internet. About the author tacitus studied rhetoric in rome and rose to eminence as a pleader at the roman barin 77 he married the daughter of agricola conqueror of britain of whom he later wrote a biography his other works includethe germania and the historiae
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