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Histories by Tacitus — Books & Boots

Biography Publius Cornelius Tacitus, generally referred to simply as Tacitus, was a Roman statesman and historian. He lived from 56 to 120 AD. Like many Roman writers he had an eminent career in politics and public service. He started his career under the emperor Vespasian (ruled 69 to 79) and entered political life as a […]

Histories by Tacitus — Books & Boots

Tacitus was a old favourite of mine amongst the Roman authors. His viewpoint–well described in this review of the Histories and some of his other works–contrasts with the pap that dominates American thinking about history, both in the past and certainly now. Our Founding Fathers were well informed by Greek and Roman writers, something that sadly has been lost in our thinking.

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