Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Introduction
1. What did Tacitus intend to write in his old age, but why was it never written?
2. What are some of Mattingly's criticisms of Tacitus' works as a historian?
3. What about Agricola 's military strategy and career was criticized by Tacitus?
4. What did Tacitus claim in regards to Agricola's death? What was the motivation and evidence behind the claim?
5. Write a brief summary of the common plan that biographies, such as "The Agricola" follows.
6. What were some false beliefs Tacitus...
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