What Is Tacitus's Attitude Towards Barbarians

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People always fear the day when they acquire “in-laws”; Tacitus on the other hand embrasses and admires his. Tacitus’, Agricola, was written to provide readers with a perspective on the history of Roman conquest, expansion, and behavior towards “barbarians”. It is written in Tacitus’ point of view, as well as many experiences told in the view of his father-in-law, Agricola. The Romans faced many challenges along their path of reaching their goal of conquering territory. We learn about the type of people they come in contact with and the attitude the Romans feel towards these new people they encounter. Within the Agricola, we see just how powerful the Roman army can be when it is lead by one of the greatest leaders they have ever had- Agricola.

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