Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (c.69/75-c.130), was a Roman writer and biographer belonging to the equestrian order in the early Imperial era. His most important surviving work is THE TWELVE CAESARS. Other works by Suetonius concern the daily life of Rome, politics, oratory, and the lives of famous writers, including poets, historians, and grammarians. Suetonius even completed a work on prostitutes, LIVES OF FAMOUS WHORES, now lost. Aside from THE TWELVE CAESARS, few of Suetonius' writings have survived.
The Life of Julius Caesarby Suetonius
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THE LIFE OF JULIUS CAESAR is one of the most important ancient sources of history for the late Roman Republic and early Imperial period, as well as the life of Roman General and dictator Julius Caesar. Caesar (100 BC - 44 BC) was noted for his conquest of Gaul and for seizing power, making himself dictator for life. The assassination of Caesar in 44 BC touched off a devastating series of civil wars.
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