The Twelve Caesars [NOOK Book]

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Written during the reign of Hadrian, by Hadrian personal secretary, Suetonius, "The Twelve Caesars" was the most popular and longest of Suetonius's surviving works. Beginning with the life of Julius Caesar and continuing with the first eleven emperors of Rome who followed him, "The Twelve Caesars" is one of the most important historical bibliographical works of the Roman Empire and discusses the critical period in Roman history known as the Principate, from the end of the ...
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Overview

Written during the reign of Hadrian, by Hadrian personal secretary, Suetonius, "The Twelve Caesars" was the most popular and longest of Suetonius's surviving works. Beginning with the life of Julius Caesar and continuing with the first eleven emperors of Rome who followed him, "The Twelve Caesars" is one of the most important historical bibliographical works of the Roman Empire and discusses the critical period in Roman history known as the Principate, from the end of the Republic to the reign of Domitian.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596259782
  • Publisher: Neeland Media LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 467,791
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents


Abbreviations     vii
Chronology     viii
Introduction     xvii
Analyses of the 'Lives'     xlii
Further Reading     liii
A Note on the Text     lviii
Divus Julius     1
Divus Augustus     43
Tiberius     104
Gaius Caligula     145
Divus Claudius     178
Nero     207
Galba     242
Otho     255
Vitellius     263
Divus Vespasian     274
Divus Titus     288
Domitian     295
Glossary of Terms     311
Glossary of Place Names in Rome     319
Key to Maps     325
Maps     330
Family Trees     343
Notes     347
Index of Historical Persons     382
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2001

    Scandal From a Master

    Surely the lurid and readable text of Suetonius is scandal-mongering at its best. The fabulous lives of the rulers of Imperial Rome are set forth in bite-size chapters, well-spiced with anecdotal detail. What Suetonius may lack as an historian he makes up for as a gossip columnist. I return to him periodically, and always find it an enjoyable read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2000

    Shocking but what we guessed.

    Although you can't rank him with Tacitus, and Suetonius certainly dosen't bother to give much background information, he did write an entertaining introduction to the lives of those first rulers of imperial Rome we have only known by rumors but find the truth was even more bizarre. This fine translation by the poet Robert Graves was the inspiration for his classic novels 'I, Claudius' and 'Claudius the God.'

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