The Life of Nero

The Life of Nero

by Suetonius
     
 
THE LIFE OF NERO is one of the most important ancient sources of history for the early Imperial period, as well as the life of Roman Emperor Nero. Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (37-68 AD) was the fifth emperor of Rome and the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors. Nero was the adopted heir and successor to Claudius, who died in 54. Like his predecessor

Overview

THE LIFE OF NERO is one of the most important ancient sources of history for the early Imperial period, as well as the life of Roman Emperor Nero. Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (37-68 AD) was the fifth emperor of Rome and the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors. Nero was the adopted heir and successor to Claudius, who died in 54. Like his predecessor Caligula, Nero is reported to have been violent, sadistic, and unstable. He was suspected of setting fire to Rome in 64 to clear the way for a new palace, and was a noted persecutor of Christians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014153867
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
04/11/2012
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
191 KB

Meet the Author

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. Aside from THE TWELVE CAESARS, most of Suetonius' writings have been lost.

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