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Suetonius and Tacitus: Christians or Chrestians?

There has been some debate as to whether or not two passages found in both Suetonius and Tacitus are legitimate when they mention Christians or Christ. 2,464 more words


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  103 more words

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Josephus and Tacitus VERSUS Luke (New Testament Contradiction and Christian Hypocrisy)

Often Christians use Josephus and Tacitus to show the ‘historical’ validity of the Crucifixion. However,  hypocritically they would deny their historical accounts when they differ with their New Testament history. 68 more words


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Ignavissimus quisque, et ut res docuit, in periculo non ausurus, nimis verbis et lingua feroces. Every recreant who proved his timidity in the hour of danger, was afterwards boldest in words and tongue.



The fairest day after a bad emperor is the first

From Tacitus’ Histories (4.52, text and translation from the Loeb edition by Clifford Moore) – a lesson that loops back to the present, as does much of Tactius. 69 more words

Tacitus the Tourist!

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

The Romans invaded Britannia in 43AD and quickly established Roman rule. 151 more words

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