The Agricola; and the Germania; Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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• 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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