What does tacitus mean?

Definitions for tacitusˈtæs ɪ təs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tacitus.


  1. Tacitus(ProperNoun)

    Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (c.56-117), an historian of ancient Rome.

  2. Tacitus(ProperNoun)

    Marcus Claudius Tacitus (c.200-275), a Roman emperor.

  3. Tacitus(ProperNoun)

    A lunar impact crater.


  1. Tacitus

    Publius Cornelius Tacitus was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. The surviving portions of his two major works—the Annals and the Histories—examine the reigns of the Roman Emperors Tiberius, Claudius, Nero, and those who reigned in the Year of the Four Emperors. These two works span the history of the Roman Empire from the death of Augustus in AD 14 to the years of the First Jewish–Roman War in AD 70. There are substantial lacunae in the surviving texts, including a gap in the Annals that is four books long. Other writings by him discuss oratory, Germania, and the life of his father-in-law, Agricola, the Roman general responsible for much of the Roman conquest of Britain, mainly focusing on his campaign in Britannia. Tacitus is considered to be one of the greatest Roman historians. He lived in what has been called the Silver Age of Latin literature. He is known for the brevity and compactness of his Latin prose, as well as for his penetrating insights into the psychology of power politics.

Suggested Resources

  1. tacitus

    Quotes by tacitus -- Explore a large variety of famous quotes made by tacitus on the Quotes.net website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tacitus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tacitus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Images & Illustrations of tacitus

  1. tacitustacitustacitus

Translations for tacitus

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for tacitus »


Find a translation for the tacitus definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these tacitus definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"tacitus." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 22 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/tacitus>.

Are we missing a good definition for tacitus? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for tacitus:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.