Time Spent With The Harvard Classics: Tacitus – Germania

Born in approximately 56 AD, the Roman senator and historian, Tacitus wrote on historical subjects before his death in 120 AD.  The surviving portions of his two major works The Annals and The Histories examine the reigns of the Roman Emperors Tiberius, Claudius and Nero.    He is considered one of the greatest Roman historians and lived during the Silver Age of Latin literature.  Among the strengths of his writings are the penetrating insights into power politics.

The Germania was written around 98 AD.  It is a historical and ethnographic work on the Germanic tribes.  It also deals with the Roman Empire’s interactions with these tribes.

Germania may be read beginning here:


Alternatively, you may listen to an audiobook format of this work here:





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