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The Twelve Caesars : Penguin Classics - Suetonius

The Twelve Caesars

Penguin Classics

By: Suetonius

Paperback Published: 21st January 2008
ISBN: 9780140455168
Number Of Pages: 464
For Ages: 18+ years old

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As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, the scholar Suetonius had access to the imperial archives and used them (along with eyewitness accounts) to produce one of the most colourful biographical works in history. The Twelve Caesars chronicles the public careers and private lives of the men who wielded absolute power over Rome, from the foundation of the empire under Julius Caesar and Augustus, to the decline into depravity and civil war under Nero and the recovery that came with his successors. A masterpiece of observation, anecdote and detailed physical description, The Twelve Caesars presents us with a gallery of vividly drawn - and all too human - individuals.

About the Author

Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus was probably born in AD69 - the famous 'year of the four Emperors'. From the letters of Suetonius' close friend Pliny the Younger we learn that he practiced briefly at the bar, avoided political life, and became chief secretary to the Emperor Hadrian (AD117-38). Suetonius seems to have lived to a good age and probably died around the year AD140.

Abbreviationsp. vii
Chronologyp. viii
Introductionp. xvii
Analyses of the 'Lives'p. xlii
Further Readingp. liii
A Note on the Textp. lviii
Divus Juliusp. 1
Divus Augustusp. 43
Tiberiusp. 104
Gaius Caligulap. 145
Divus Claudiusp. 178
Nerop. 207
Galbap. 242
Othop. 255
Vitelliusp. 263
Divus Vespasianp. 274
Divus Titusp. 288
Domitianp. 295
Glossary of Termsp. 311
Glossary of Place Names in Romep. 319
Key to Mapsp. 325
Mapsp. 330
Family Treesp. 343
Notesp. 347
Index of Historical Personsp. 382
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ISBN: 9780140455168
ISBN-10: 0140455167
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 21st January 2008
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 14.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1

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