* Mattingly gives a brief history of Tacitus, the author.
* Then Mattingly introduces Agricola and his career.
* Mattingly speaks about "The Agricola" and how it is written.
* Mattingly critiques Tacitus' account of Britain before he gives another modern version of British history before and after Agricola.
* By Chapter X, Mattingly writes about "The Germania" and critiques how Tacitus wrote about its culture.
* Then Mattingly gives a brief history lesson on Roman history, including the Empire, the government, and the military.
* Agricola began with Tacitus writing about autobiographies and eulogies.
* Tacitus then spoke of the good state under Trajan and how horrible it was before.
* By Chapter 4, he introduced his subject Agricola.
* Agricola had a military background that dated to generations before him.
* Agricola had a successful apprenticeship in Britain.
* Agricola returned to Rome and married Domitia.
* During his praetorship, life in military was relatively quiet.
* Agricola's mother...
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