Introduction* 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* 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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