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Lives of the Caesars : World's Classics - Suetonius

Lives of the Caesars

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 9th October 2008
ISBN: 9780199537563
Number Of Pages: 448

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The Lives of the Caesars include the biographies of Julius Caesar and the eleven subsequent emperors: Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitelius, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian. It was Robert Graves's primary reference source when he was writing I, Claudius. Suetonius composed his material from a variety of sources, without much concern for their reliability. His biographies consist the ancestry and career of each emperor in turn; however, his interest is not so much analytical or historical, but anecdotal and salacious which gives rise to a lively and provocative succession of portraits. The account of Julius Caesar does not simply mention his crossing of the Rubicon and his assassination, but draws attention to his dark piercing eyes and attempts to conceal his baldness. The life of Caligula presents a vivid picture of the emperor's grotesque appearance, his waywardness, and his insane cruelties.
The format and style of Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars was to set the tone for biography throughout western literature--his work remains thoroughly readable and full of interest. Indeed, it was Robert Graves's primary reference source when he was writing I, Claudius, and those who have read his book will enjoy the original accounts as set down here.

ISBN: 9780199537563
ISBN-10: 0199537569
Series: WCS
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 9th October 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 12.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.281

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