What Is Tacitus's Relationship With The Britons?

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As told by Tacitus, a Roman historian, first taking place in 60 AD we are introduced to Suetonius who is the new governor of Briton. Suetonius’, whose military talents gave him pretensions, decided that he wanted, during his reign as king, to conquer all. He plans to do so first by taking over the Isle of Mona. This was actively the refuge place for Britons who are avoiding Rome. However, taking place on the Isle of Mona at the time is a complete abomination of people, food, land and supplies. Tacitus states, “Women were seen running through the ranks in wild disorder; their apparel funeral; their hair loose to the wind, in their hands flaming torches, and their whole appearance resembling the frantic rage of the Furies.” So, if you weren’t…show more content…
See after the Romans make their first move, the King of the Icenians dies. Being that he was involved with the Britons, he decides to divide up his territory into equal parts, leaving half to his two daughters and the other to the emperor of Rome. The king had plans for his territory, and wanted to make sure that he kept a balance. His thinking was logical for the fact that he wanted equal parts divided up so that the relationship between the two would progress as necessary, fighting, killing, and war. However, seeing that the Roman army consisted of all men and the two daughters were females with no army, the Romans quickly ravished them and took all the…show more content…
And so the engagement began, and while the Britons had more stellar numbers, the Romans had a more tactile defense. This account was a brutal one, Tacitus quotes, “Neither sex nor age was spared. The cattle, falling in one promiscuous carnage, added to the heaps of slain. This account was indeed the most splendid victory of ancient times.” The outcome of this massacre ruled the Romans victory and caused Queen Boudicca to take her own life. During this battle over 150, 000 people were killed, 70,000 Romans and 80,000 Britons, and nearly 400 Roman soldiers lost their

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