Lives of the Caesars

Author: Suetonius,

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0199537569

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 449

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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. 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 Live 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

Author: Suetonius Suetonius

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3749468141

Category: History

Page: 568

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C. Suetonius Tranquillus was the son of a Roman knight who commanded a legion, on the side of Otho, at the battle which decided the fate of the empire in favour of Vitellius. From incidental notices in the following History, we learn that he was born towards the close of the reign of Vespasian, who died in the year 79 of the Christian era. He lived till the time of Hadrian, under whose administration he filled the office of secretary; until, with several others, he was dismissed for presuming on familiarities with the empress Sabina, of which we have no further account than that they were unbecoming his position in the imperial court. How long he survived this disgrace, which appears to have befallen him in the year 121, we are not informed; but we find that the leisure afforded him by his retirement, was employed in the composition of numerous works, of which the only portions now extant are collected in the present volume.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

Author: G. Surtonius Tranquillus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625582242

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 425

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The Twelve Caesars is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, was the most popular work of Suetonius, at that time Hadrian's personal secretary, and is the largest among his surviving writings. The Twelve Caesars is considered very significant in antiquity and remains a primary source on Roman history.

The Twelve Caesars

Author: Suetonius

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140455167

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 588

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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.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

Author: Suetonius

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365539792

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars by 2nd Century Roman historian Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus is the key primary source of biographical information for the first twelve rules of ancient Rome - emperors Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

Author: G. Suetonius Tranquillus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1627932763

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 101

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The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, was the most popular work of Suetonius, at that time Hadrian's personal secretary, and is the largest among his surviving writings. The Twelve Caesars is considered very significant in antiquity and remains a primary source on Roman history.

THE 12 CAESARS

Author: Suetonius

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027244552

Category: History

Page: 323

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This eBook edition of "The Twelve Caesars" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Twelve Caesars is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The book provides valuable information on the heritage, personal habits, physical appearance, lives, and political careers of the first Roman emperors as it mentions details which other sources do not. As with many of his contemporaries, Suetonius took omens seriously and carefully includes reports of omens portending Imperial births, accessions, and deaths. The Twelve Caesars was considered very significant in antiquity and remains a primary source on Roman history. The book discusses the significant and critical period of the Principate from the end of the Republic to the reign of Domitian.

The Twelve Caesars

Author: Suetonius,Michael Grant

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 287

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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

Author: C. Suetonius Tranquillus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406551433

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

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Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (c70-c140), also known as Suetonius, was a prominent Roman historian and biographer. He is mainly remembered as the author of De Vita Caesarum (Lives of the Caesars, best known in English as The Twelve Caesars), his only extant work. The Twelve Caesars, probably written in Hadrian's time, is a collective biography of the Roman Empire's first leaders who were: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. The work tells the tale of each Caesar's life according to a set formula: the descriptions of appearance, omens, family history, quotes, and then a history are given in a consistent order for each Caesar. Suetonius regarded emperors who amassed wealth for the public purse to be "greedy," perhaps a reflection of the average Roman middle class attitudes.

Suetonius: Lives of the Caesars, book I-IV

Author: Caius Suetonius Tranquillus,Suetonius,Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 530

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For this revised edition Donna W. Hurley has selectively corrected and updated the translation and notes of "Lives of the Caesars"; G. P. Goold has revised the text of "Lives of Illustrious Men" to take account of recent scholarship. In a substantial new introduction K. R. Bradley analyzes Suetonius' work.