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The Lives of the Caesars, I: Julius. Augustus. Tiberius. Gaius. Caligula (Loeb Classical Library)

The Lives of the Caesars, I: Julius. Augustus. Tiberius. Gaius. Caligula (Loeb Classical Library)
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J. C. Rolfe

J. C. Rolfe

K. R. Bradley

K. R. Bradley



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Description: 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 so ... (more)
Manufacturer: Harvard University Press
Release date: 1 July 1989
ISBN-10 : 0674995708 | ISBN-13: 9780674995703
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Loeb Classical Library (506 books items)

"Lawyer and for a time private secretary to the emperor Hadrian, Suetonius was a knowledgeable and diligent collector of facts about his world. His Lives of the Caesars and Lives of Illustrious Men are invaluable and fascinating sources of information. Seasoned with entertaining anecdotes and bits of scandalous gossip relating to the lives of the first 12 emperors, Suetonius's biographies offer a colorful picture of Roman imperial politics and society. His account of Nero's death is justly famous"


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