• 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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