Tacitus Quotes (146 quotes)
In Latin: "Corruptissima republica plurimae leges" - Annals iii.27
“Because they didn't know better, they called it 'civilization,' when it was part of their slavery.”
In Latin: "Odia in longum jaciens quae reconderet auctaque promeret" - Latin Proverbs and Quotations. With translations and parallel passages and a copious English index (1869) by Alfred Henderson, p. 302
Histories (100-110) IV. 6
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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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“We sacrifice to dress, till household joys And comforts cease. Dress drains our cellar dry, And keeps our larder clean; puts out our fires, And introduces hunger, frost and woe, Where peace and hospitality might reign. Dress changes the manners.”