There he passed nine studious years, chiefly devoted to classical reading, Plato and Tacitus being his favourite authors, because "the former described the ideal man, and the latter man as he really is."
By Tacitus, Ann.
7-12; Tacitus, Annals, xiv.
After a short interregnum Tacitus was selected as his successor.
From the way in which this is written, Tacitus did not claim firsthand knowledge of the origins of Christianity.
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