Concordia Theological Monthly

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germanic tribes, roman, rhine river, germany, tacitus, cologne, gaul, germania

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Among the many remarkable books which were produced during the golden age of Latin literature there is none which in point of interest and appeal exceeds the little book of forty-six short chapters written by Tacitus and entitled De Germania (an account of the country of Germany). In this book he gives the general boundaries of the country inhabited by the Germanic tribes; he describes the political and mental characteristics of these strange Northern people, the sources of their wealth, their military equipment and prowess, the influence and sacred character of their women, their gods and their modes of worship, their assemblies, councils, and magistrates, their marriage customs and the training of their children, their funeral customs, and many other interesting features of the various tribes and their manner of living.


History of Christianity

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Acts 10:1; Philippians 2:6; Matthew 12:1-8; Matthew 13:44-50; Matthew 28:16-20; Luke 1:1-4; John 1:1-5; Luke 2:1-7; Psalm 37:14; Psalm 1:1;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars