Tacitus on Galgacus versus Agricola about Motivations for Battle

Primary Source Project for Chapter Five


"Agricola by Tacitus (ca. 400 BC)." In Brian A. Pavlac. A Concise History of Western Civilization: Supremacies and Diversities, 100-103. Second Edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Originally in Tacitus. The Agricola and Germania. Translated by K. B. Townshend. London: Methuen, 1894; chapters 30–34, pp. 32–38.
[Online versions here, here, here, here, and here; Latin version here].


Further Links and materials for study

Edward Brooks, Jr., Introduction to Tacitus's Agricola. About Education. <http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/historianstacitus/a/102310-Introduction-To-The-Agricola-By-Tacitus.htm>.

Rufel L. Ramos. Criticism of Roman Imperialism and Briton Disorder in Calgacus’ Speech. <http://rowenasworld.org/essays/greekrom/tacitus.htm>.

The Agricola; and the Germania; Summary & Study Guide Description. <http://www.bookrags.com/studyguide-the-agricola-and-the-germania/#gsc.tab=0>.

Tacitus. <http://www.livius.org/person/tacitus/>.

Ancient Celtic Nations <http://ancientcelticnations.com/picts.html>.

Irene Coltman Brown. “Tacitus and a Space for Freedom.” History Today. Volume 31. Issue 4. April 1981. <http://www.historytoday.com/irene-brown/tacitus-and-space-freedom>.

Robert M Gunn. Story of Scotland: Chapter Two On The Fringe of the Empire. <http://skyelander.orgfree.com/scot2.html>.

Eric Adler. Valorizing the Barbarians: Enemy Speeches in Roman Historiography. University of Texas Press, 2011.



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