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Race in the Ancient Mediterranean Dr. Roy Tacitus/Caesar Short Paper. 2-3 pages, double spaced. Due 4/26/10 at 10 am . Caesar writes his commentary on the Gallic Wars in order to accomplish at least two things: 1) to provide a record of his campaigns in Gaul, with important information about the people living there and 2) to promote himself in the eyes of the Romans. Tacitus writes his essay on Agricola and his campaigns in Britain for at least three reasons: 1) to provide information about Britain and its conquest to the Romans, 2) to honor the memory of his father-in-law Agricola, and 3) to comment on Roman society. Both works use their narration of the actions of one man and his interactions with barbarian peoples to reflect on the societies of both barbarians and Romans. In your paper, compare and contrast how Caesar and Tacitus construct the
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Unformatted text preview: barbarians and use their description of them for other purposes. Be sure to structure your paper around a thesis statement. DO NOT WRITE: “Caesar and Tacitus have many similarities and differences” Rather, try something like “Caesar writes from the perspective of an army commander, whereas Tacitus writes from the perspective of a loving son-in-law. For this reason, Tacitus presents the barbarians in a more sympathetic manner.” As with all of your papers, please use direct evidence from the texts to construct your argument. When you cite passages from Caesar, name the text and provide book and section number. Gallic Wars 5.2 or even GW 5.2. When you cite passages from Tacitus, name the text and provide section numbers. Agricola 17-19....
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