Roman Historical Sources' reliablity- TACITUS (AGRICOLA)

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Written as a...?
Eulogy to Tacitus' father-in-law Agricola.
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Tacitus belittled...?
The achievements of previous governors to make Agricola more impressive.
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Though these claims are...?
Contradicted by archeological evidence.
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Agricola's military achievements...?
May also be exaggerated. He didn't really have necessary military background to be sent to Britain for expansion.
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What is mentioned nowhere else...?
The Battle of Mons Graupius (83/84 AD).
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Tacitus may be more reliable...?
When discussing Agricola's attempts at Romanisation. E.g. the lead pipe in Chester.
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Tacitus focuses too much on...?
Domitian's jealousy toward Agricola.
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But should be taken with a pinch of salt as...?
Tacitus had done well under Domitian. After Domitian died and became hated, Tacitus tried to distance himself from him.
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