Tacitus

Tacitus

Nationality: Roman

Occupation: Historian, senator, consul, governor

Biography: 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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Source/Notes: The Annals & The Histories (2007 edition), Modern Library - ISBN: 9780307431936

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Source/Notes: Chapter 42; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). - Agricola (98)