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" Tacitus states that, despite various opinions current in his day regarding the Jews ' ethnicity, most of his sources are in agreement that there was an Exodus from Egypt.
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Tacitus and states
The ancient historians allege that Messalina was a nymphomaniac who was regularly unfaithful to Claudius — Tacitus states she went so far as to compete with a prostitute to see who could have the most sexual partners in a night — and manipulated his policies in order to amass wealth.
Tacitus states that among the Catti, a Germanic tribe ( perhaps the Chatten ), a young man was not allowed to shave or cut his hair until he had slain an enemy.
Tacitus then states that the Romans responded to Boudica's attack by slaughtering as many as 70, 000 Britons in the Battle of Watling Street.
Bart D. Ehrman states that the existence of Jesus and his crucifixion by the Romans is attested to by a wide range of sources, including Josephus and Tacitus.
Andreas Köstenberger and separately Robert E. Van Voorst state that the tone of the passage towards Christians is far too negative to have been authored by a Christian scribe-a conclusion shared by John P. Meier Robert E. Van Voorst states that " of all Roman writers, Tacitus gives us the most precise information about Christ ".
John Dominic Crossan considers the passage important in establishing that Jesus existed and was crucified, and states: " That he was crucified is as sure as anything historical can ever be, since both Josephus and Tacitus ... agree with the Christian accounts on at least that basic fact.
Iamblichus describes Pythagoras visiting the mountain on account of its reputation for sacredness, stating that it was the most holy of all mountains, and access was forbidden to many, while Tacitus states that there was an oracle situated there, which Vespasian visited for a consultation ; Tacitus states that there was an altar there, but without any image upon it, and without a temple around it.
Certainly by the Roman period there is substantial place-and personal name evidence which suggests that this was so ; Tacitus also states in his Agricola that the British language differed little from that of the Gauls.
Tacitus states that while Drusus Germanicus was daring in his campaigns against the Germanic tribes, he was unable to reach this region, and that subsequently no one had yet made the attempt.
Tacitus states Plautus was old fashioned in tastes, his bearing austere and he lived a secluded life.
According to Tacitus, also, Quadratus himself sat in judgment upon Cumanus, and he expressly states that Quadratus was superior to the procurator in authority.
The Helveconae as such ( manuscript variant Helvaeonae ) are one of the tribal states of the Lugii in Tacitus.
Tacitus states that from this moment Octavia became very unhappy, but learned to hide her affections and feelings around her husband and stepbrother.
Tacitus and despite
Tacitus reports that Livilla was a remarkably beautiful woman, despite the fact she was rather ungainly as a child.
Tacitus and various
It is a striking fact that Ammianus, though a professional soldier, gives excellent pictures of social and economic problems, and in his attitude to the non-Roman peoples of the empire he is far more broad-minded than writers like Livy and Tacitus ; his digressions on the various countries he had visited are particularly interesting.
Tacitus in his Agricola wrote that the various groupings of Britons shared physical characteristics with their continental neighbours: the Britons of England were more typically blonde-haired, like the Gauls, in contrast to the Britons of Wales, who were generally dark and curly of hair, like the Spanish, or those of Scotland, stereotypically redheaded.
Njörðr is often identified with the goddess Nerthus, whose reverence by various Germanic tribes is described by Roman historian Tacitus in his 1st CE century work Germania.
Intervening between his studies of Tacitus and Sallust was his 1958 set of lectures, Colonial Elites, which compared the processes and results of colonisation by Romans in Spain, by Spaniards in Latin America, and by English settlers in New England ; on various grounds, Syme distinguished English colonisation of North America from its Roman and Spanish counterparts.
Images of the various gods played a part in worship, although Tacitus noted that whilst amongst the early Germans " effigies " were used and even taken into battle, they were not " human appearance ".
Tacitus and opinions
As to this body Tacitus expresses two different opinions, representing two different traditions: that it was introduced either by Tatius himself to preserve the Sabine cult in Rome ; or by Romulus in honour of Tatius, at whose grave its members were bound to offer a yearly sacrifice.
Tacitus ' descriptions of the Germanic character are at times favorable in contrast to the opinions of the Romans of his day.
Tacitus and day
The surviving text of Tacitus breaks off at the moment when Thrasea was about to address Demetrius, the Cynic philosopher, with whom he had previously that day held a conversation on the nature of the soul.
Lindauer ( 1975 ) notes that, although this claim is to be judged as one made out of simple ignorance of the facts on the part of Tacitus, he was not entirely wrong, as he made the judgement based on a comparison with the relatively turbulent Mediterranean region of his day.
We do know, however, that in Tacitus ' day the Germans discerned a divinity of prophecy in women, and virgin prophetesses, such as Veleda, were honored as true and living goddesses.
" Although Tacitus, like many historians of his day, was given to invent stirring speeches for such occasions, Suetonius's speech here is unusually blunt and practical.
The historian, Dr Graham Webster has suggested it took place near Manduessedum (" the place of the war chariots "), modern day Mancetter and military finds of armour and military coinage relating to the 14th Legion, whom Tacitus records formed part of Suetonius ' army, have been found in the region, giving weight to Webster's hypothesis.
Tacitus and regarding
From the memoirs written by Agrippina the Younger, Tacitus used the memoirs to extract information regarding the family and fate of Agrippina the Elder, when Tacitus was writing The Annals.
This view is based partly on Old English and Danish traditions regarding persons and events of the 4th century, and partly on the fact that striking affinities to the cult of Nerthus as described by Tacitus are to be found in pre-Christian Scandinavian, especially Swedish and Danish, religion.
Suetonius offered battle in a strong defensive position described by Tacitus and many fruitless attempts have been made to be more precise regarding the site of the Battle of Watling Street, the last battle of Boudica.
By the end of 20th century, however, a sort of inverted red tacitism ( as the new variant of black tacitism could be called ) appeared, for example in publications like Woodman's Tacitus reviewed: the new theories described the emperors of the principate no longer as monarchs ruling as autocrats, but as " magistrates " in essence defending a " republican " form of government ( which might excuse some of their rash actions ), very much in line with Graves ' lenient posture regarding crimes committed under the rule of princeps Claudius ( for instance the putting aside of the elder L. Silanus, showing the emperor's lack of conscience according to Tacitus, Ann.
Tacitus and Jews
Both Josephus, writing in Antiquities of the Jews ( c. AD 93 ), and the early 2nd century Roman historian Tacitus, writing in The Annals ( c. AD 116 ), state that Pilate ordered the execution of Jesus.
Manetho, an Egyptian priest and historian of that time, wrote scathingly of the Jews and his themes are repeated in the works of Chaeremon, Lysimachus, Poseidonius, Apollonius Molon, and in Apion and Tacitus.
Tacitus and most
From the 19th century and much of the late 20th century, " Boadicea " was the most common version of the name, which is probably derived from a mistranscription when a manuscript of Tacitus was copied in the Middle Ages.
Tacitus, the most important Roman historian of this period, took a particular interest in Britain as Gnaeus Julius Agricola, his father-in-law and the subject of his first book, served there three times.
One of the most detailed reports of military activity under the Flavian dynasty was written by Tacitus, whose biography of his father-in-law Gnaeus Julius Agricola largely concerns the conquest of Britain between 77 and 84.
Although Tacitus is usually considered to be the most reliable author of this era, his views on Domitian are complicated by the fact that his father-in-law, Gnaeus Julius Agricola, may have been a personal enemy of the Emperor.
The most important Roman historian of the classical world was Tacitus ( late 1st and early 2nd century AD ).
In Tacitus ' opinion, the trend away from a true republic was irreversible only when Tiberius established power, shortly after Augustus ' death in AD 14 ( much later than most historians place the start of the Imperial form of government in Rome ).
The historians Tacitus and Cassius Dio depict an overweening, even domineering dowager, ready to interfere in Tiberius ’ decisions, the most notable instances being the case of Urgulania ( grandmother of Claudius's first wife Plautia Urgulanilla ), a woman who correctly assumed that her friendship with the empress placed her above the law, and Munatia Plancina, suspected of murdering Germanicus and saved at Livia's entreaty.
The work's forty-five chapters and ninety-five appendices make up the most complete study of Tacitus yet produced, backed by an exhaustive treatment of the historical and political background — the Empire's first century — of his life.
He also edited a number of classical texts for the Teubner series, the most important of which are Tacitus ( 4th ed., 1883 ); Rhetores Latini minores ( 1863 ); Quintilian ( 1868 ); Sulpicius Severus ( 1866 ); Minucius Felix together with Firmicus Maternus De errore ( 1867 ); Salvianus ( 1877 ) and Victor Vitensis's Historia persecutionis Africanae provinciae ( 1878 ).
The most complete account of Germania that has been preserved from Roman times is Tacitus ' Germania.
According to Tacitus ( Germania 43: 3 ) the Lugii were divided into many tribes (' civitates '), of which he mentions the five most powerful: Harii, Helveconae, Manimi, Helisii and Naharvali.
* The Emperor Tacitus is acclaimed by the Senate, meeting in the ' Curia Pompiliana ' ( no such building ) and after orations by the consul ' Velius Cornificius Gordianus ' ( no such person ) and ' Maecius Faltonius Nicomachus ' ( ditto: most of the ' Maecii ' in the HA are invented ), he goes to the Campus Martius and is presented to the troops by the Prefect of the City ' Aelius Cesettianus ' ( no such person ) and the Praetorian Prefect ' Moesius Gallicanus ' ( ditto: the HA has several invented ' Gallicani ').
Tacitus mentions a king who ruled several territories as a loyal ally of Rome into the later part of the first century, called Cogidumnus in most manuscripts but Togidumnus in one.
Prior to then the most credible and respected source, Tacitus in Germania Chapter 44 described the Suiones, who were divided into civitates ( kingdoms?
The only historical source that features him is Tacitus ' Agricola, which describes him as " the most distinguished for birth and valour among the chieftains ".
In his Dialogus de oratoribus, Tacitus notes her to be exceptionally religious and moral, and one of the most admired matrons in the history of the Republic:
He was a slave, proud of his servitude, a Paul Pry, convinced that his own curiosity and garrulity were virtues, an unsafe companion who never scrupled to repay the most liberal hospitality by the basest violation of confidence, a man without delicacy, without shame, without sense enough to know when he was hurting the feelings of others or when he was exposing himself to derision ; and because he was all this, he has, in an important department of literature, immeasurably surpassed such writers as Tacitus, Clarendon, Alfieri, and his own idol Johnson.
Although Tacitus never travelled to Magna Germania himself and only recorded information he had obtained from others, the short ethnographic excursus below is the most detailed ancient account of the Aestii that we have:
They first appear under that name in the 1st century AD Germania of Tacitus as a Germanic tribe that, for most of their history, existed along the North bank of the Lower Rhine in the region today called Hamaland after them, which is in the Gelderland province of the Netherlands.