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Tac·i·tus

 (tăs′ĭ-təs), Publius Cornelius ad 55?-120?
Roman public official and historian whose two greatest works, Histories and Annals, concern the period from the death of Augustus (ad 14) to the death of Domitian (96).
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Tacitus

(ˈtæsɪtəs)
n
(Biography) Publius Cornelius (ˈpʌblɪəs kɔːˈniːljəs). ?55–?120 ad, Roman historian and orator, famous as a prose stylist. His works include the Histories, dealing with the period 68–96, and the Annals, dealing with the period 14–68
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Tac•i•tus

(ˈtæs ɪ təs)

n.
Publius Cornelius, A.D. c55–c120, Roman historian.
Tac`i•te′an (-ˈti ən) adj.
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Noun1.Tacitus - Roman historian who wrote major works on the history of the Roman Empire (56-120)
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Tacitus

[ˈtæsɪtəs] NTácito
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Tacitus

[ˈtæsɪtəs] n (History, Literature) → Tacito
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References in classic literature ?
Tiberius in dissimulation; as Tacitus saith of him, Jam Tiberium vires et corpus, non dissimulatio, deserebant.
It is said, (Tacitus, Strabo, Josephus, Daniel of St.
I could recite you the whole of Thucydides, Xenophon, Plutarch, Titus Livius, Tacitus, Strada, Jornandes, Dante, Montaigne, Shakspeare, Spinoza, Machiavelli, and Bossuet.
With characteristic intellectual independence Bacon strikes out for himself an extremely terse and clear manner of expression, doubtless influenced by such Latin authors as Tacitus, which stands in marked contrast to the formless diffuseness or artificial elaborateness of most Elizabethan and Jacobean prose.
Then there's Pericles's speech coming on in Thucydides, and 'The Birds' to get up for the examination, besides the Tacitus." Tom groaned at the thought of his accumulated labours.
He won the Preakness with War of Will, who was expected to battle Tacitus in the 1 1/2 mile Belmont.
For intermediate students reading the text for the first time, this book consists of selections from Tacitus' Annals I.
As stated in the front matter, this series "aims to introduce the outstanding authors and thinkers of antiquity to a wide audience of appreciative modern readers, whether undergraduate students of classics, literature, philosophy and ancient history or generalists interested in the classical world." In this short book (less than 160 pages of actual text), Pagan describes succinctly the social and political context of Tacitus; his writing style and use of literary allusions; scholarship (in overview), and his classical, early modern and modern reception--while providing abundant English translations of excerpts from all his works.
Tacitus, on the other hand, in one of his rare moments of being unequivocal, also spurs his contemporary readers to action and change.
Composed in the years 1629-1634, "Averrunci or The Skowrers" aims at exposing Tacitus' (alleged) anti-monarchical bias in Annals 1-6 and at rehabilitating the character and reign of the emperor Tiberius.
Internet searches on Tacitus almost consistently reveal his name to be Publius 'Gornelius' Tacitus.
Roman re-enactor Arran Johnston (Publius Cladius Tacitus) with the Crosby Garrett helmet at Tullie House Museum, Carlisle and, below, at Senhouse Roman Museum with pupils from Maryport Junior School