Lives of the Caesars, Volume I: Julius. Augustus. Tiberius. Gaius. Caligula (Loeb Classical Library) / Edition 1 by Suetonius | 9780674995703 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Lives of the Caesars, Volume I: Julius. Augustus. Tiberius. Gaius. Caligula (Loeb Classical Library) / Edition 1

Lives of the Caesars, Volume I: Julius. Augustus. Tiberius. Gaius. Caligula (Loeb Classical Library) / Edition 1

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by Suetonius
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674995708

ISBN-13: 9780674995703

Pub. Date: 01/28/1914

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674995703
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1914
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #31
Edition description:
11 printings/1st pub.1914-rev.1951/1998
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
575,290
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Bibliography

Lives of the Caesars

Book I. The Deified Julius

Book II. The Deified Augustus

Book III. Tiberius

Book IV. Gaius Caligula

Stemma of the Julio-Claudian Family

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