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Open Tacitus, Cornelius (AD 55 - 120)
Tacitus, Cornelius (AD 55 - 120)

(Cornelius Tacitus), c.A.D. 55–c.A.D. 117, Roman historian. Little is known for certain of his life. He was a friend of Pliny the Younger and married

A Tale of a Tub

A prose satire by Jonathan Swift , his first major work, written in about 1696 but published in 1704. The principal narrative is the ‘fable of the

Open Taliban

The Taliban (Persian “Madrasa Students” or “Seekers of Knowledge”) is a fundamentalist Islamist movement that ruled Afghanistan from September 1996,


( tăl'ĭj ), Fr. taille, a type of feudal tax. In its origins tallage is not clearly distinguishable from aids (a type of feudal due), and in Germany

Tamil Tigers

Tamil separatist guerrilla movement based in northen Sri Lanka with a stronghold in the Jaffna peninsula. It was formed by Velupillai Prabhakaran in

Open The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew

One of Shakespeare's early comedies, written during the early 1590s, although there is some scholarly debate as to the exact dating. A play entitled

Tan, Amy

Amy Tan is one of the most successful, well-known American writers of Asian ancestry. She is the author of The Joy Luck Club (1989), The Kitchen God’s


Japanese verse form consisting of 31 syllables arranged in five lines in the sequence 5, 7, 5, 7, 5. The classic form of Japanese poetry, the tanka

Tantalus (Greek mythology)

In Greek mythology the son of ZEUS and a NYMPH (or of the Titaness Pluto). He was a Lydian king, highly honoured and prosperous, but, because he

Open Tatar

Member of a Turkic people, the descendants of the mixed Mongol and Turkic followers of Genghis Khan . The Tatars now live mainly in the Russian