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Tacitus, Thule and Caledonia

Stan Wolfson

Tacitus, Thule and Caledonia

the achievements of Agricola"s navy in their true perspective

by Stan Wolfson

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Published by Archaeopress, Available from Hadrian Books [distributor] in Oxford, England .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tacitus, Cornelius,
  • Agricola, Gnaeus Julius, -- 40-93,
  • Rome -- History, Naval,
  • Shetland (Scotland) -- History -- Sources,
  • Scotland -- History -- To 1057 -- Sources

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 107-118).

    StatementStan Wolfson.
    SeriesBAR British series -- 459
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA6706.A3 W65 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination118 p. :
    Number of Pages118
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23556099M
    ISBN 101407302744
    ISBN 109781407302744
    LC Control Number2009368642

    An Oxford translation of the Agricola by Tacitus. 1. The ancient custom of transmitting to posterity the actions and manners of famous men, has not been neglected even by the present age, incurious though it be about those belonging to it, whenever any exalted and noble degree of virtue has triumphed over that false estimation of merit, and that ill-will to it, by which small and great states. Stan Wolfson (Tacitus, Thule and Caledonia, published online ) proposes that Trucculum is a figment of textual corruption, * and that the passage should actually read: And at the same time the fleet, its ruthlessness enhanced by rumour and favourable weather, reached Shetland [Thule] harbour; having sailed on from the nearest side of.

    It was Tacitus' belief that the emperor had so much power in his hands that no man could occupy the throne without being corrupted by that power. Tacitus wrote at least 16 books, but books and parts of books 5, 6, 11 and 16 are missing. Book 6 ends with the death of Tiberius and books presumably covered the reigns of Caligula and. Tacitus, Roman orator and public official, probably the greatest historian and one of the greatest prose stylists who wrote in the Latin language. Among his works are the Germania, describing the Germanic tribes, the Historiae (Histories), concerning the Roman Empire from ad 69 to 96, and the later.

    THE HISTORY OF TACITUS. BOOK III. The SUMMARY. BOOK IV. The SUMMARY. BOOK V. The SUMMARY. A TREATISE OF THE SITUATION, CUSTOMS, AND PEOPLE OF GERMANY. TO THE Right Honourable JOHN Lord CARTERET. A TREATISE OF THE Situation, Customs, and People OF GERMANY. THE LIFE OF AGRICOLA. With an Account of the Situation, Climate, and People OF . Dr. Johnson, however, says in another place, "Tacitus, Sir, seems to me rather to have made notes for an historical work, than to have written a history:" I must own, that upon the subject of Tacitus, I prefer the sentiments of Gordon; and Montaigne would agree with me, for he says, "I do not know any author, who, in a work of history, has.


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: Tacitus, Thule and Caledonia: The Achievements of Agricola's navy in Their True Perspective (BAR British Series) (): Wolfson, Stan: Books. Thule (/ ˈ θj uː l iː / THEW-lee Greek: Θούλη Thoúlē, Latin: Thūlē) is the farthest north location mentioned in ancient Greek and Roman literature and interpretations have included Orkney, Shetland, northern Scotland, the island of Saaremaa (Ösel) in Estonia, and the Norwegian island of Smøla.

In classical and medieval literature, ultima Thule (Latin Created by: Pytheas. Tacitus is most famous for his Histories and Annals, but three of his shorter works also Agricola and Germania are his first books, published in AD Agricola The Agricola is a short biography of Tacitus father-in-law.

Gnaeus Julius Agricola served as governor Thule and Caledonia book Britain from and conquered much of Wales, northern England, and even Scotland.4/5.

Get this from a library. Tacitus, Thule and Caledonia: the achievements of Agricola's navy in their Thule and Caledonia book perspective. [Stan Wolfson]. Buy Tacitus, Thule and Caledonia: The achievements of Agricola's navy in their true perspective (BAR British Series) by Wolfson, Stan (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Stan Wolfson. The purpose of this book is to put the achievements of Agricola's navy, apparently understated by Tacitus, in their true perspective, with the proposition Tacitus the Roman fleet reached the furthest limit of the known world, Thule, or Mainland, Shetland, where it located a.

Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (/ ˈ t æ s ɪ t ə s / TASS-it-əs, Latin: [ˈtakɪtʊs]; c. AD 56 – c. ) was a Roman historian and s is considered to be one of the greatest Roman historians. He lived in what has been called the Silver Age of Latin literature, and is known for the brevity and compactness of his Latin prose, as well as for his penetrating insights Genre: History, Silver Age of Latin.

In this book you will find a wealth of information about Roman history as well as some misc. other writings by Tacitus (The Agricola, The Germania, and a dialog on oratory). The work covers a wide range of topics concerning Rome, and provides a clear sense of Cited by: Tacitus has books on Goodreads with ratings.

Tacitus’s most popular book is The Annals of Imperial Rome. Tacitus: Agricola Book 1 [10] And this no doubt is its shape without Caledonia, so that it has become the popular description of the whole island. There is, however, a large and irregular tract of land which juts out from its furthest shores, tapering off in a wedge-like form.

islands hitherto unknown. Thule too was descried in the. When after the destruction of Brutus and Cassius there was no longer any army of the Commonwealth, when Pompeius was crushed in Sicily, and when, with Lepidus pushed aside and Antonius slain, even the Julian faction had only Cæsar left to lead it, then, dropping the title of triumvir, and giving out that he was a Consul, and was satisfied with a tribune's authority for the protection of the.

1 []. In a distant part of the world fortune was now preparing the origin and rise of a new dynasty, whose varied destinies brought happiness or misery on the State, prosperity or destruction on the Princes of its line.

Histories (Latin: Historiae) is a Roman historical chronicle by n c. –, it covers the Year of Four Emperors following the downfall of Nero, as well as the period between the rise of the Flavian Dynasty (69–96) under Vespasian and the death of Domitian. Together, the Histories and the Annals amounted to 30 books.

Saint Jerome refers to these books explicitly, and about. I BEGIN my work with the time when Servius Galba was consul for the second time with Titus Vinius for his colleague. Of the former period, the years dating from the founding of the city, many authors have treated; and while they had to record the transactions of the Roman people, they wrote with equal eloquence and freedom.

Meanwhile this book, intended to do honour to Agricola, my father-in-law, will, as an expression of filial regard, be commended, or at least excused.

Cnaeus Julius Agricola was born at the ancient and famous colony of Forum Julii. Each of his grandfathers was. Tacitus (full name, Publius Gaius Cornelius Tacitus, ca.

56 – ca. CE) was a Roman Senator and an important historian of the Roman Empire. In the following passages Tacitus gives an account of the Iceni Queen Boudicca ’s revolt against Rome, CE. Causes of Boudicca’s Revolt.

Prasutagus, the late king of the Icenians, in the course Author: Joshua J. Mark. Tacitus comes from the Greco-Roman tradition of history writers whose purpose is as much to promote a rhetorical flourish-filled moral agenda as it is to record facts.

Tacitus studied oratory at Rome, including the writing of Cicero, and may have written oratorical treatises before his 4 best-known writings, the historical/ethnographic pieces.

Vespasian was dead by the time that this coin was issued. The coin commemorates the Roman victory in SCOTLAND under Titus in the latter part of AD For more recent treatment of this issue I would recommend S.

Wolfson's book "Tacitus, Thule and Caledonia (Oxford ) Appendix 3, "The coinage of Titus and Agricola's Caledonian Campaign of AD79". A.D. The year when Caius Asinius and Caius Antistius were consuls was the ninth of Tiberius's reign, a period of tranquillity for the State and prosperity for his own house, for he counted Germanicus's death a happy incident.

Suddenly fortune deranged everything; the emperor became a cruel tyrant, as well as an abettor of cruelty in others. Tacitus (Cornelius), famous Roman historian, was born in 55, 56 or 57 CE and lived to about He became an orator, married in 77 a daughter of Julius Agricola before Agricola went to Britain, was quaestor in 81 or 82, a senator under the Flavian emperors, and a praetor in.

Note that Stan Wolfson, author of "Tacitus, Thule and Caledonia," (Oxford ) has indicated that coin #82 is not a Judaea Capta type, as formerly thought, but rather refers to the Roman victory over the Celts.

Wolfson writes: "Judaean trophies always contain leg-guards (greaves ocreae) which was an eastern Mediterranean tradition (Hellenistic.D B Campbell, University of Glasgow, Centre for Open Studies / Department of Adult & Continuing Education, Department Member.

Studies Roman military archaeology, Sparta, and Roman Army.Book Five () of The Histories by Tacitus. the beginning of the same year Titus Caesar, who had been selected by his father to complete the conquest of Judaea and already enjoyed a reputation as a general when Vespasian and he began to be talked of, received added support and recognition, as provinces and armies vied in displaying their enthusiasm.