Tacitean

All Adjective Noun Verb
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  • I wondered whether, in similar circumstances, I should have been able to resist the temptation to be Tacitean. Cited from The Adventure of Living, by John St. Loe Strachey
  • He had a Tacitean power of drawing a portrait with a phrase which haunted the memory. Cited from The Life of Froude, by Herbert Paul
  • His narrative is highly rhetorical, and as he at the same time attempts more than Tacitean brevity his narrative is often very obscure. Cited from The Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia Volume 1 of 28
  • Several public schoolmasters, I understand, have already noted its possibilities as a suitable extract for translation into Tacitean Latin. Cited from Punch, Vol. 156, Apr 16, 1919, ed. by Sir Owen Seaman
  • But his discourse, usually ample and florid as befitted both his person and his calling, was couched on this occasion in Tacitean brevity. Cited from South Wind, by Norman Douglas
  • Wonderfully Tacitean is a later comment of the Pasha -- an Armenian by birth. Cited from The Adventure of Living, by John St. Loe Strachey
  • Here too we hunt, and trap, and eat berries of the undergrowth, like Algonkins or Tacitean Germans, many of whom had no more skill in cattle than Algonkins. Cited from The Unity of Civilization, by Various, Ed. by F.S. Marvin
  • Tacitean brevity is proverbial, and many of his sentences are so brief, and leave so much for the student to read between the lines, that in order to be understood and appreciated the author must be read over and over again, lest the reader miss the point of some of his most excellent thoughts. Cited from Germany and the Agricola of Tacitus,by Tacitus
  • That work also incorporated Tacitean ideas, under the influence of Arnold Clapmar, within the Aristotelian and humanist framework he proposed, attacking the Ramist critics of Aristotle.
  • The placement of the Tacitean Aestii is based primarily on their association with amber, a popular luxury item during the life of Tacitus, with known sources at the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea.
  • The book was the work of Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), a noted Tacitean scholar, and was published by the Oxford University Press.
  • One of Tacitus's hallmarks is refraining from conclusively taking sides for or against persons he describes, which has led some to interpret his works as both supporting and rejecting the imperial system (see Tacitean studies, Black vs. Red Tacitists).
  • Tacitean studies, centred on the work of Tacitus (AD 56 - AD 117) the Ancient Roman historian, constitute an area of scholarship extending beyond the field of history.
  • Moreover, Leonardo Bruni (1370-1444) asserted, based on Tacitus's pronouncements in the introduction to the Histories, that republican government made better men, whereas monarchy was inimical to human virtue (see Tacitean studies).