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Character of Historical Writing in Rome

CHARACTER OF ROMAN HISTRIOGRAPHY: Livy and Tacitus were the two eminent historians of ancient Rome. Livy focused on a big task of writing the history of the entire Rome, but could not succeed in his attempt. Tacitus tried a different approach but it lacked critical approach. The other historians attempted a compilation or some kind […]

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Historical Writing in Rome -II

CARNELLIUS TACITUS:                  He was a greatest and last historian of the classical age of Romans. He began his career with the “Life of Agriola” – an account of Roman war in Britain and the life of Britain under Romans and the administration of Agricola. His other works were ‘Dialogues of an Orator’, ‘Germania’, ‘Aannals […]

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Historical Writing in Rome – I

HISTORICAL WRITING IN ROME:           Rome did not have a glorious past, hence its records were little and humble. Its origin was a small group of villages. Romans did not have a racial pride like the Greek. Greeks considered themselves superior and all others as barbarians. The Greeks influenced much on historical writing as well. […]

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