Tacitus

 

Tacitus (c. 56/57- 117+)

“Primitive man had no evil desires. Being blameless and innocent, his life was free of compulsions or penalties. He also needed no rewards; for he was naturally good.”

  • The Annals of Imperial Rome (Book III, translator chaptor 6), by Tacitus, translated by Michael Grant (Penguin Classics, 1996).

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