Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius
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By Suetonius

Lives of the Caesars

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Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius

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The Lives of the Caesars include the biographies of Julius Caesar and the eleven subsequent emperors: Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitelius, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian. Suetonius composed his material from a variety of sources, without much concern for their reliability. His biographies consist the ancestry and career of each emperor in turn; however, his interest is not so much analytical or historical, but anecdotal and salacious which gives rise to a lively and provocative succession of portraits. The account of Julius Caesar does not simply mention his crossing of the Rubicon and his assassination, but draws attention to his dark piercing eyes and attempts to conceal his baldness. The Live of Caligula presents a vivid picture of the emperor's grotesque appearance, his waywardness, and his insane cruelties. The format and style of Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars was to set the tone for biography throughout western literature - his work remains thoroughly readable and full of interest. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199537563
ISBN-10: 0199537569
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Caligula by Suetonius Caligula, Paperback (February 2015)

Presents the biography of the brutal, crazed and incestuous Roman Emperor Caligula, who tried to appoint his own horse consul.

Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius Lives of the Caesars, Paperback (October 2014)

Written by a palace insider and published at the height of the Roman Empire, this title gives an individual portrait of each emperor. It is an account of the emperors that brings the mundane, tragic, and scandalous activities of Rome's elite - the emperors, their families, friends, enemies, successes, failures, loves, and ambitions - to life.

Caesars by Suetonius Caesars, Hardback (March 2011)

Includes a general introduction; chronology of major events; What the Romans Knew; Rome and Its Institutions; suggested further reading; and, maps, family trees, a glossary, and an index of historical names.

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