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What does Tacitus mean?

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Proper noun
  1. A Roman cognomen, notably borne by Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (c.56-117), a historian of ancient Rome and Marcus Claudius Tacitus (c.200-275), a Roman emperor.
  2. A lunar impact crater.
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Tacitus described them as a strong and warlike nation, and for ten years or more the Romans fought to contain rather than conquer them.
Wills also were borrowed from Rome, and were unknown to the Germans of Tacitus.
Tacitus relates that Hibernia was more frequented by foreigners than Albion.
This was not uncommon, as various contributors to The Union protected their identity by using Latin pen-names such as Tacitus and Coriolanus.
But Tacitus did not write according to the canons of modern historiography.
By ad 80, according to Tacitus, the Britons were widely adopting Roman fashion in housing, clothing, language, and diet.

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