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Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (ca. 56 – ca. 120 AD) was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire.


The surviving portions of two of his works—the Annals and the Histories—examine the reigns of the Roman Emperors Tiberius, Claudius, Nero and those that reigned in the Year of the Four Emperors. These two works span the history of the Roman Empire from the death of Augustus in 14 AD to the years of the First Jewish–Roman War, in 70 AD. There are substantial gaps in the surviving texts.

His great work Germania discusses the Germanic peoples.

Other works by Tacitus discuss oratory and his father-in-law and Roman general Agricola, primarily during his campaign in Britannia.

Tacitus and several other Roman authors were critical of Jews.[1]


  1. The Jewish Hand in the World Wars, Part 1 https://codoh.com/library/document/3209/?lang=en