Lives of the Caesars, Volume II: Claudius. Nero. Galba, Otho, and Vitellius. Vespasian. Titus, Domitian. Lives of Illustrious Men: Grammarians and Rhetoricians. Poets (Terence. Virgil. Horace. Tibullus. Persius. Lucan). Lives of Pliny the Elder and Passie

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674995659
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Language: Latin
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library Series , #38
  • Edition description: 12 printings/1st pub.1914-rev.1997
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 709,406
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

The Lives Of The Caesars

Book V. The Deified Claudius

Book VI. Nero

Book VII. Galba, Otho, And Vitellius

Book VIII. 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

Index

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