Agricolus Justus

Agricolus Justii

Notable Rasennan scholar, historian and politician wrote works on the Herodi tribes encountered by the Rasennans and on the conquest of Areul by Lucius Decimus Kota.

Physical Description

General Physical Condition

Thought to have been quite a small man, Agricolus was deemed ill fit for military service or for sport.

Mental characteristics

Personal history

Details about the personal life of Agricolus are often scarce or fabricated. What little is known comes from scattered hints throughout his work, and from the letters of his friend and pupil Lucius Rabirus Laberus. Agricolus was born in 552 or 551 B.E to a wealthy patrii family in the town of Costia. In the letters to Spurius Vitalius his name is thought to be Agricolus Justus but the cognomen attached to him via his status is mostly lost.

It is thought that Agricolus' family survived the civil war between Kota and Rabirius and they sided with Kota who rewarded them with official patrii status and accepted Agricolus' uncle into the victors inner circle. In his early twenties, Agricolus was sent along with his uncle to govern the province of Arelica Rhorium, the closest Rasennan province to the river Rhor and the border of the Republic and the Herodi tribes to the east. It was in service of his uncle that Agricolus began writing about the Herodi tribes and their beliefs. Due to the proximity, Agricolus managed to take first hand accounts of Herodi myths, customs and beliefs and began syncretizing them with deities of the Rasenna. He details that their high god, one called Ranir was similar to their own high god Manus and other gods were connected to deities of the Republic in an effort to assimilate the newly conquered Arels who worshipped similar gods. Due to his work in assimilating the populace of his uncle's province, Agricolus was accelerated through the Offices and was elected Luediai and then Suffete along with another supporter of the princeps. This was the height of Agricolus' political career and after his term ended, he would serve on the Curia for a brief stint and retired early and began his writing career.

In the years from his retirement all the way to his death, Agricolus published two books, the Herodinia and the Triumphis Kotia. The Herodinia starts with a description of the lands, laws, and customs of the Herodi and Iolan peoples; it then describes individual peoples, folk heroes, beginning with those dwelling closest to Rasennan territory and ending on the hypothetical outermost peoples called the Karii and the lands east of the Herodi which were only told to Agricolus in vague and hard to translate terms. Agricolus describes the Herodi in ways like detailing their bright blue eyes, reddish and rugged hair and strong bodies. He also mentions their systems of governance where he mentions their famous "things" where tribal "reiks" and freemen meet and discuss with guidance from lawspeakers. He also mentions the variety among the tribal reiks and mentions that women are frequently in positions of prestige like Reikskonas and lawspeakers and that they have the "saying power of the men they govern". In chapters later on, Agricolus talks about the northern Herodi who he gives the name Siones, he says they live similarly but are as feared by the Herodi as the Herodi were feared by the Areuls for the Siones gathered large raiding parties and were ruled by fiery women who he says take men as their own in a manner like a conquering warlord.

Agricolus displayed a brief separation between his publishing of the Herodinia and his 2nd book, the Triumphis Kotia. The Triumphis is a detailing of the Kottic Wars fought by Lucius Decimus Kota. Using a common third person narrator, The Triumphis covers the Kottic Wars over a period of 8 years, beginning with conflict over the migration of a enemy tribe which governor Kota defeated dramatically. This first conflict drew in neighboring tribes and the powerful Herodi tribe, the Marivoni. In a few years of campaigning Kota had resolved to conquer all of Arelia, and led campaigns in the east to the river Rhor, where the Vuronii tribe nearly defeated him. Kota is then said to have defeated the Vuronii in a naval battle and took most of northwestern Arelia from the Buronii and Cepiacii tribes who submitted to him. After defeating some tribes the Areuls united under the leadership of a powerful leader named Modagni who nearly drove out the Rasennans in battles at Cilisa and Salduna but Kota managed to regroup and defend the city of Arousion, inflicting massive casualties on the Arel army before going on the offensive and winning the famous Battle of Turasio and finalizing his conquest of Arelia. Agricolus' narrative of Kota as a underdog hero of the Republic can be attributed to his family's dedication to Kota during the civil war and their benefiting under his regime. Agricolus paints Kota as a master of war, able to beat the barbarians threatening him, his army and the republic due to his charismatic leadership, astute knowledge and flexibility under pressure. However, Agricolus does hint that Kota's own charisma and military genius will lead to a cult of personality which led to the crumbling of the republic and its total destruction by his successor Marius. He says that Kota's "large shadow" was cast the day he won at Turasio and the Republic fell under it. Agricolus was writing these words and they were meant as a criticism of the style of great man literature that was being sponsored by the Marius family that tried justifying the destruction of the "corrupt and stale" republic. Agricolus was personally a man in love with the faded ideals of the old republic and laments the trade off of peace of stability at the loss of freedom expressed in the days of the republic.

Agricolus' publishing of the Triumphis was the last time he was firmly in the public eye, after his life is a mystery as he seemingly fathered no children and did not marry. His correspondences either stopped or were lost and he seemingly vanished without a trace. Officially he was ruled dead simply because he had not been see for a decade. Agricolus' impact on Rasennan literature and their understanding of their foes and their own history was greatly improved by him.


Studied at the academy of Iocrates


Aid to the governor of Arelica Rhoricum
Elected Luediai
Elected Suffete

Accomplishments & Achievements

His two books, the Herodinia and the Triumphis were each monumental pieces of literature in their day and for centuries after.

Intellectual Characteristics


Personality Characteristics


Detail history as it was known to him and describe history of events important to his people's recent past.



Agricolus is generally seen as a critic of the Rasennan mindset of his day, namely the rabid expansionism he saw and the future wars he predicted. Seen as an old-school, conservative-minded individual, he often harkened back to the days of the wild and rustic Lakia he had heard and read of and drew this in contrast to the decadent and depraved state he was surrounded by.
Current Location
Other Ethnicities/Cultures
852 B.E 776 B.E 76 years old
Circumstances of Birth
Born to the Justii family in the town of Costia
Circumstances of Death
Died of reportedly natural causes
Current Residence
Dark Brown
Short, Brown
Skin Tone/Pigmentation
165 lbs
Quotes & Catchphrases
"So the armies of ours marched on, as they went a scattered people trembled before them for all had known the proverb, The Rasenna would slaughter the world and call it peace." -Chapter XI, Verse VIII of Triumphis Kotia
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