Tacitus (ca. 56 - ca. 117) was a senator and historian of the Roman Empire.
Robin Lane Fox is Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at New College, Oxford and author of Alexander the Great and The Classical World: An Epic History of Greece and Rome.
Eleanor Cowan is Lecturer in Ancient History at Leicester University.
Tacitus studied rhetoric in Rome and rose to eminence as a pleader at the Roman Bar. In 77 AD he married the daughter of Agricola, conqueror of Britain, of whom he later wrote a biography.