Tacitus may have used an anachronistic term for his own reasons. The first reason may have been to avoid confusion. Sanders [Sand.HistF, 23] cites inscriptional evidence that the position held by Pilate was called “prefect” in 6-41 A.D., but “procurator” in the years 44-66, so he deduces that Tacitus was simply using the term with which his
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Publius Cornelius Tacitus Agricola translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb London: Macmillan, 1877
The translation from Latin is adapted from Arthur Murphy (Works of Tacitus, 1794).
History is not just what-really-happened-in-the-past, but a complex intersection of truths, bias and hopes. A glance at two very different historians, the Roman Tacitus and the Byzantine Procopius, shows the range and difficulty inherent in the study of the past.
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Apr 04, 2018 · MEANWHILE, the Parthian king, Vologeses, when he heard of Corbulo’s achievements and of a foreign prince, Tigranes, having been set over Armenia, though he longed at the same time to avenge the majesty of the Arsacids, which had been insulted by the expulsion of his man Tiridates, was, on the
P. CORNELIVS TACITVS (c. 56 – c. 117 A.D.) ANNALES. Liber I: Liber II: Liber III: Liber IV: Liber V: Liber VI: Liber XI: Liber XII: Liber XIII
Full name; Marcus Claudius Tacitus: Regnal name; Imperator Caesar Marcus Claudius Tacitus Augustus
Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (/ ˈ t æ s ɪ t ə s /; Classical Latin: [ˈtakɪtʊs]; c. 56 – c. 120 AD) 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