Gnaeus Julius Agricola Edit Profile
After studying philo-sophy at Massilia, he entered the army and served (59) under Suetonius Paulinus in Britain.
In 63 he was quaestor in Asia, in 65 tribune, in 68 praetor, and when Vespasian was proclaimed emperor, he immediately declared himself his supporter.
After conquering the Ordovices in North Wales and the island of Mona (Anglesey), during the next two years he carried his victorious arms to the Taus (Tay; others read Tanaus, perhaps the north Tyne), and in his fourth cam-paign fortified the country between Clota and Bodotria (the firths of Clyde and Forth) as a protection against the attacks of the Caledonians.
His successes, however, had aroused the envy and suspicion of Domitian.
He was recalled to Rome, 'where he lived a life of studied retirement, to avoid the possibility of giving offence to the tyrant.
In 61 he returned to Rome, where he married Domitia Decidiana, a Roman lady of dis-tinction.
- Agricola and Germany (Oxford World's Classics)
- Agricola and Germania (Penguin Classics)
- Tacitus: I, Agricola. Germania. Dialogus (Loeb Classical Library)
- Agricola and the Conquest of the North
- Red Fury Revolt: Book one of the Agricola series
- Agricola and Roman Britain (Men and History)
- Agricola; (The Loeb classical library)
- Agricola and Roman Britain (Teach yourself history library)
- Annals and Histories (Everyman's Library)