Tacitus, Cornelius

Cornelius Tacitus
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Cornelius Tacitus (56 - ca. 120), after an education in rhetorics, set out on a political career occupying over the years positions as quaestor, praetor, consul in Rome and of governor in the Roman province of Asia. From about 98 onward he worked as a writer, mostly as historian. Besides the Germania, which came out ca. 98, he wrote four other works that survived: Agricola (98), Dialogus de oratoribus (ca. 100), Historiae (ca. 110) and Annales (ca. 120).