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Tacitus

[tas-i-tuh s]
noun
  1. Pub·li·us Cornelius [puhb-lee-uh s] /ˈpʌb li əs/, a.d. c55–c120, Roman historian.
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  • I had gone three times through the whole of Livy, Sallust, and Tacitus.

    Self-Help

    Samuel Smiles

  • Such, according to Tacitus, was the supreme God of the Germans.

  • Tacitus mentions other German gods; the two statements are both true.

    History of Religion

    Allan Menzies

  • Wills also were borrowed from Rome, and were unknown to the Germans of Tacitus.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • The Roman emperors were not so bad as Tacitus describes them.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    William Milligan Sloane


British Dictionary definitions for tacitus

Tacitus

noun
  1. 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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