Tacitus, Agricola 30

Calgacus, the leader of the Caledonian (i.e. Scottish) tribes which united against Roman aggression:

“Whenever I consider the causes of the war and the requirement it has imposed on us, I have great hope that this day and your teamwork will be the beginnings of liberty for all of Britain…”


Quotiens causas belli et necessitatem nostram intueor, magnus mihi animus est hodiernum diem consensumque vestrum initium libertatis toti Britanniae fore…

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