THE ROMAN COLONIZATION OF BRITAIN: TWO POETIC INSIGHTS

C Mann

Abstract


The poem draws on different translations of the description of
the Battle of Mons Graupius by Tacitus the Roman historian.
The account is found in Agricola, the eponymous biography of
Julia’s father, Gnaeus Julius Agricola, a Gallo-Roman military
commander, pontiff and governor of Britannia. The battle took place
in northern Britain in AD 83. Tacitus depicts the battle as ending
resistance to the Roman conquest of Britain.

Keywords


Tacitus; Agricola

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Agricola, Tacitus




DOI: https://doi.org/10.7445/63-0-987

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