The Agricola; and the Germania; Test | 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

What are some ways Roman culture influenced the Germans? What are some ways the Germans influenced the Romans and its people?

Essay Topic 2

"The Agricola" is a "portrait of a career," according to Mattingly. How is this appropriate as a biography for both the writer Tacitus and the subject Agricola?

Essay Topic 3

Tacitus was a senator under various rulers, both good and bad. What challenges were there and how did he deal with them? What were some possible reasons he reacted the way he did? Provide examples from the book.

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