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Lives of the Caesars : v. 2 - Suetonius

Lives of the Caesars

v. 2

By: Suetonius

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1989
ISBN: 9780674995659
Number Of Pages: 547

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Suetonius (C. Suetonius Tranquillus, born ca. 70 CE), son of a military tribune, was at first an advocate and a teacher of rhetoric, but later became the emperor Hadrian's private secretary, 119–121. He dedicated to C. Septicius Clarus, prefect of the praetorian guard, his Lives of the Caesars. After the dismissal of both men for some breach of court etiquette, Suetonius apparently retired and probably continued his writing. His other works, many known by title, are now lost except for part of the Lives of Illustrious Men (of letters).

Friend of Pliny the Younger, Suetonius was a studious and careful collector of facts, so that the extant lives of the emperors (including Julius Caesar the dictator) to Domitian are invaluable. His plan in Lives of the Caesars is: the emperor's family and early years; public and private life; death. We find many anecdotes, much gossip of the imperial court, and various details of character and personal appearance. Suetonius's account of Nero's death is justly famous.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Suetonius is in two volumes. Both volumes were revised throughout in 1997-98, and a new Introduction added.

The Lives Of The Caesars
The Deified Claudius
Galba, Otho, And Vitellius
The Deified Vespasian
The Deified Titus
Domitian The Lives Of Illustrious Men Prefatory
Note Bibliographical
Note Grammarians And Rhetoricians
Grammarians Rhetoricians Poets
Terence Vergil Horace
Tibullus Persius Lucan
The Lives Of Pliny
The Elder And Passienus Crispus
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ISBN: 9780674995659
ISBN-10: 0674995651
Series: Loeb Classical Library No 38 : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 547
Published: 1st July 1989
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 16.51 x 11.43  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 38

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