Tacitus in Wikipedia
Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (AD 56 – AD 117) was a
senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. The surviving
portions of his two major works-the Annals and the Histories-
examine the reigns of the Roman Emperors Tiberius, Claudius,
Nero and those who reigned in the Year of the Four Emperors.
These two works span the history of the Roman Empire from the
death of Augustus in AD 14 to (presumably) the death of
emperor Domitian in AD 96. There are enormous lacunae in the
surviving texts, including one four books long in the Annals.
Other works by Tacitus discuss oratory (in dialogue format,
see Dialogus de oratoribus), Germania (in De origine et situ
Germanorum), and biographical notes about his father-in-law
Agricola, primarily during his campaign in Britannia (see De
vita et moribus Iulii Agricolae).
Tacitus was an author writing in the latter part of the Silver
Age of Latin literature. His work is distinguished by a
boldness and sharpness of wit, and a compact and sometimes
unconventional use of Latin...