Date de naissance: 58 ap. J.-C.
Date de décès: 120
Autres noms:Тацит Публий Корнелий
Tacite est un historien et sénateur romain né en 58 et mort vers 120 ap. J.-C.
Chapter 42; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
„On the whole, one would say that their strength is in their infantry, which fights along with the cavalry; admirably adapted to the action of the latter is the swiftness of certain foot soldiers, who are picked from the entire youth of their country, and stationed in front of the line.“
End of chapter 19, http://www.unrv.com/tacitus/tacitus-germania-5.php
„There is a division of duties between the army and its generals. Eagerness for battle becomes the soldiers, but generals serve the cause by forethought, by counsel, by delay oftener than by temerity. As I promoted your victory to the utmost of my power by my sword and by my personal exertions, so now I must help you by prudence and by counsel, the qualities which belong peculiarly to a general.“
Book III, 20; Church-Brodribb translation
„Thou wast indeed fortunate, Agricola, not only in the splendour of thy life, but in the opportune moment of thy death.“
Chapter 45, http://www.unrv.com/tacitus/tacitus-agricola-12.php