Tacitus Quotes (146 quotes)
“Some might consider him as too fond of fame; for the desire for glory clings even to the best men longer than any other passion.”
Book IV, 6. - Histories (100-110)
Book VI, 39. - Annals (117)
“He upbraided Macro, in no obscure and indirect terms, with forsaking the setting sun and turning to the rising.”
Book VI, 52, referring to Tiberius. - Annals (117)
Book XI, 24. - Annals (117)
“In stirring up tumult and strife, the worst men can do the most, but peace and quiet cannot be established without virtue.”
Histories, Book IV, January - November, A.D. 70
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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.