Publius Cornelius Tacitus

c.55 - c.120 AD

A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Annales, said of Galba: By general consent, he would have been capable of ruling, had he not ruled. -Omnium consensu capax imperii nisi imperasset

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

Source: Agricola, c. 32. 31.

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on christianity, day, death, dogs, and sports

Following Emporer Nero's command, "Let the Christians be exterminated!:" . . . they [the Christians] were made the subjects of sport; they were covered with the hides of wild beasts and worried to death by dogs, or nailed to crosses or set fire to, and when the day waned, burned to serve for the evening lights.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on chance, cowardice, rules, and service

Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus

It is of eloquence as of a flame; it requires matter to feed it, and motion to excite it; and it brightens as it burns.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

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