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Agricola(Cneius Julius Agricola) (nē`əs, əgrĭk`ələ), c.A.D. 40–A.D. 93, Roman general, conqueror of Britain. After a distinguished military and political career (partly in Britain), he was made consul (A.D. 77) and was governor (A.D. 78?–A.D. 85?) of Britain. He pacified most of the island, conquering North Wales and advancing far into Scotland. He also circumnavigated the island.
See A. R. Burn, Agricola and Roman Britain (1953, repr. 1965).
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(40–93) enlightened governor and general; subdued all Britain. [Rom. Hist.: NCE, 35]
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Gnaeus Julius ('ni:&s 'd[zh]u:lI&s) 40--93 ad, Roman general; governor of Britain who advanced Roman rule north to the Firth of Forth
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