The Agricola; and the Germania; Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who were the only ones allowed to decide on capital punishment, imprisonment, and flogging?

2. Who were the first to be known as Germani?

3. Tacitus criticized the Germans' agriculture calendar because of what?

4. Modern knowledge shows what about Tacitus' account of German dress?

5. What physical attributes did Tacitus describe in the German people?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe the history of the name "Germania." How did it come about, why and what made it stick?

Essay Topic 2

What did Tacitus fail to detail when telling the biography of Agricola's surroundings and environment? Was this intentional or a reflection of his faults as a writer? Provide areas where he could have given more detail and how it would help the biography.

Essay Topic 3

What evidence in "The Agricola" shows the story was as much a eulogy as a biography?

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