The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: G. Surtonius Tranquillus
Pages: 425
ISBN: 9781625582249
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Release: 2013-02-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Twelve Caesars is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, was the most popular work of Suetonius, at that time Hadrian's personal secretary, and is the largest among his surviving writings. The Twelve Caesars is considered very significant in antiquity and remains a primary source on Roman history.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars Claudius

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars  Claudius
Author: G. Suetonias Tranquillis
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781625580054
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Release: 2012-11-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, was the most popular work of Suetonius, at that time Hadrian's personal secretary, and is the largest among his surviving writings. The Twelve Caesars is considered very significant in antiquity and remains a primary source on Roman history.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars Julius Caesar Augustus Tiberius Caligula Claudius Nero Galba Otho Vitellius Vespasian Titus Domitian Grammarians and Rhetoricians and Lives of the Poets

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars  Julius Caesar  Augustus  Tiberius  Caligula  Claudius  Nero  Galba  Otho   Vitellius  Vespasian  Titus  Domitian  Grammarians and Rhetoricians and Lives of the Poets
Author: Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781465583963
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Release: 2021
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars Volume 05 Claudius

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars  Volume 05  Claudius
Author: Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:703938893
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Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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I Claudius

I  Claudius
Author: Robert Graves
Pages: 598
ISBN: 1907360808
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Release: 2013-04-01
Editor: Collector's Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Julio-Claudian family possessed all the brutality and dysfunctionality of the Sopranos, but with fewer (or no) constraints on their power to injure outsiders or each other. From this raw material Robert Graves brilliantly recreates a world of power, intrigue and cruelty, a world permeated through and through with the threat of sudden and violent death. In the process he raises striking, sometimes unanswerable questions: was Tiberius really as depraved as Suetonius suggests? Was Livia the true power behind Augustus' throne? And did she really poison all those people? Did Caligula seriously plan to make his horse a consul? Whether or not we can answer these questions, this was certainly a world in which such things could happen.With an Afterword by Tom Griffith.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars Volume 05

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars  Volume 05
Author: Suetonius ??
Pages: 58
ISBN: 131877313X
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Release: 2016-06-21
Editor: Hardpress Publishing
Language: en

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: C. Suetonius Tranquillus
Pages: 80
ISBN: 1406551430
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Release: 2008-02-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (c70-c140), also known as Suetonius, was a prominent Roman historian and biographer. He is mainly remembered as the author of De Vita Caesarum (Lives of the Caesars, best known in English as The Twelve Caesars), his only extant work. The Twelve Caesars, probably written in Hadrian's time, is a collective biography of the Roman Empire's first leaders who were: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. The work tells the tale of each Caesar's life according to a set formula: the descriptions of appearance, omens, family history, quotes, and then a history are given in a consistent order for each Caesar. Suetonius regarded emperors who amassed wealth for the public purse to be "greedy," perhaps a reflection of the average Roman middle class attitudes.

The Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars
Author: Robert Graves,Suetonius
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780141915890
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Release: 2007-10-25
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

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'Suetonius, in holding up a mirror to those Caesars of diverting legend, reflects not only them but ourselves: half-tempted creatures, whose great moral task is to hold in balance the angel and the monster within' GORE VIDAL As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, the scholar Suetonius had access to the imperial archives and used them (along with eyewitness accounts) to produce one of the most colourful biographical works in history. The Twelve Caesars chronicles the public careers and private lives of the men who wielded absolute power over Rome, from the foundation of the empire under Julius Caesar and Augustus to the decline into depravity under Nero and the recovery that came with his successors. This masterpiece of observation, immortalized in Robert Graves's classic translation, presents us with a gallery of vividly drawn - and all too human - individuals. Translated by ROBERT GRAVES Revised with an Introduction and notes by JAMES B. RIVES

Lives of the Twelve Caesars

Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: Suetonius
Pages: 364
ISBN: 185326475X
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Release: 1997
Editor: Wordsworth Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This text by Suetonius, a Latin biographer, is a major source for the period from Julius Caesar to Domitian. It sets out a great range of aspects illuminating the emperors' characters, their habits - from table to bedchamber - their intrigues, loves and their deaths.

The Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars
Author: Suetonius
Pages: 323
ISBN: 9788026893042
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Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: e-artnow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Twelve Caesars is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The book provides valuable information on the heritage, personal habits, physical appearance, lives, and political careers of the first Roman emperors as it mentions details which other sources do not. As with many of his contemporaries, Suetonius took omens seriously and carefully includes reports of omens portending Imperial births, accessions, and deaths. The Twelve Caesars was considered very significant in antiquity and remains a primary source on Roman history. The book discusses the significant and critical period of the Principate from the end of the Republic to the reign of Domitian.

Lives of the Caesars

Lives of the Caesars
Author: Suetonius,,Catharine Edwards
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780199537563
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Release: 2008-10-09
Editor: Oxford Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: Suetonius
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781365539794
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Release: 2016-11-16
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars by 2nd Century Roman historian Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus is the key primary source of biographical information for the first twelve rules of ancient Rome - emperors Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars Volume 05 Claudius

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars  Volume 05  Claudius
Author: Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus
Pages: 54
ISBN: 3842462875
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Release: 2011-11
Editor: Tredition Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars Complete The Original Classic Edition

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars  Complete   The Original Classic Edition
Author: Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus,Alexander Thomson, M.D.,Thomas Forester
Pages: 268
ISBN: 1486148840
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Release: 2012-06
Editor: Tebbo
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In historical study there are two types of literature. Secondary sources are written based on the original writings which are known as Primary sources. If you want to lern about the earliest Roman Emperors this source is indispensable. True, some of it is not historical and Suetonius is somewhat of a gossip monger at times, seeing as he explains in detail the various sexual appetites of each Caesar as well as other deviant behaviour. Still, this is one of the foremost primary sources about those famous Romans and most of the history books written on the Caesars are standing on Suetonius shoulders. Not much is known about the life of Gaius Suetonius Tranquillis. He was probably born in A.D. 69--the famous year of four Emperors--when his father, a Roman knight, served as a colonel in a regular legion and took part in the Battle of Baetricum. Suetonius became a scribe and noted secretary to the military set, eventually ending up in the service of Hadrian, who was emperor from A.D. 117-138. He was dismissed for indiscreet behaviour with Hadrians empress, Sabina, but not before doing sufficient research to complete many books of a historical nature. His attempts at philosophy were much less well received, and most of his history has been overlooked by all but classical scholars, but this work, The Twelve Caesars has held the imagination of more than just the scholarly set since it was first written. Suetonius had the good fortune of speaking to eyewitnesses from the time of the early Caesars. Much of his information about Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero in fact comes from those who observed and/or participated in their lives. Suetonius is in many ways more of a reporter than an historian--he would record conflicting statements without worrying about the reconciliation (this set him apart from Tacitus and other classical historians who tried to find a consistency in stories and facts. Suetonius has been described as the tabloid journalist of ancient Rome, because not only did he not appear to check facts (which in fact is not true--he did check, he just didnt try to smooth over the conflicting facts), but he choose to concentrate on the private lives, motivations and personality quirks of his subjects rather than their grand plans, policies and military/political victories. Thus, many details of the lurid scene appear. Suetonius, and this volume in particular, formed much of the basis for Robert Graves as he wrote I, Claudius and Claudius the God, which in turn pulled up the popularity of Suetonius in this generation. Suetonius had first hand knowledge of many of the Caesars who followed the Claudians, and ready access to the archives of the imperial family and the Senate, given his imperial posting. For the record, the twelve Caesars, about whom Suetonius writes, are: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian Suetonius held nothing back in writing about the personal habits of the emperors and their families, nor did he hold back in his moral judgement of them. Of Tiberius, for instance, he wrote that Tiberius did so many other wicked deeds under the pretext of reforming public morals--but in reality to gratify his lust for seeing people suffer--that many satires were written against the evils of the day, incidentally expressing gloomy fears about the future.... At first Tiberius dismissed these verses as the work of bilious malcontents who were impatient with his reforms and did not really mean what they said. He would remark: Let them hate me, so long as they fear me! But, as time went on, his conduct justified every line they had written. Take a step back into the seemier side of ancient Rome, the side most history courses overlook in favour of more traditional historical events, and get this book!

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: C. Suetonius Tranquillus
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 101-01-01
Editor: BEYOND BOOKS HUB
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, To which are added, His Lives of the Grammarians, Rhetoricians, and Poets. De vita Caesarum, commonly known as The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: Suetonius
Pages: 533
ISBN: WISC:89003354164
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Release: 1883
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Claudius Caesar

Claudius Caesar
Author: Josiah Osgood
Pages: 357
ISBN: 9780521881814
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A study of the reign of Claudius (AD 41-54), exploring what it can tell us about the developing Roman Empire.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: Suetonius
Pages: 557
ISBN: STANFORD:36105118221345
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Release: 1890
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: Elisa Rogers
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015073723358
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Release: 1811
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars
Author: Matthew Dennison
Pages: 385
ISBN: 9781250023537
Available:
Release: 2013-06-25
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A vividly detailed retelling of the lives and times of the Roman emperors traces how their reigns marked Rome's shift from a republic to an influential empire, offering a sequence of biographies that offers insight into the political and social dynamics of each ruler's time. By the author of The Last Princess.