|Occupation||Senator, consul, governor, historian|
|Subjects||History, biography, oratory|
|Literary movement||Silver Age of Latin|
Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (ca. 56 – ca. 117) was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. The surviving parts of his two major works—the Annals and the Histories—report about the reigns of the Roman Emperors Tiberius, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian.
Experts believe Tacitus wrote these five works that have survived. The dates are approximate:
- (98) De vita Iulii Agricolae (The Life of Julius Agricola)
- (98) De origine et situ Germanorum (The Germania)
- (102) Dialogus de oratoribus (Dialogue on Oratory)
- (105) Historiae (Histories)
- (117) Ab excessu divi Augusti (Annals)
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