Tacitus Quotes (146 quotes)
“We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.”
The Annals (117), 6.22
“To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.”
“Thou wast indeed fortunate, Agricola, not only in the splendour of thy life, but in the opportune moment of thy death.”
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsTacitus
Occupation: Historian, senator, consul, governor
Bio: Publius Cornelius Tacitus was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. The surviving portions of his two major works the Annals and the Histories examine the reigns of the Roman Emperors Tiberius, Claudius, Nero and those who reigned in the Year of the Four Emperors.
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