The Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars
Author: Suetonius
Pages: 650
ISBN: 9781775413646
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Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

De vita Caesarum, known as The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies, each about one of the Roman emperors, including one on Julius Caesar. It was written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, commonly referred to as Suetonius, in 121. Considered highly significant in antiquity, The Twelve Caesars has remained a major source of Roman history.

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

Explanation of the Book:

'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: 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.

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.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: G. Surtonius Tranquillus
Pages: 59
ISBN: 9781625581327
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Release: 2012-11-26
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

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: G. Suetonius Tranquillus
Pages: 101
ISBN: 9781627932769
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Release: 2013-08-02
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 Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars
Author: Caius Suetonius Tranquillus,Suetonius,Michael Grant
Pages: 287
ISBN: UCSC:32106018264140
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Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars Claudius

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars  Claudius
Author: G. Suetonias Tranquillis
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781625580054
Available:
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

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: G. Surtonius Tranquillus
Pages: 425
ISBN: 9781625582249
Available:
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

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: Suetonius
Pages: 557
ISBN: UVA:X002239640
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Release: 1901
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: Suetonius
Pages: 557
ISBN: UCSD:31822041503780
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Release: 1855
Editor: London : H.G. Bohn
Language: en

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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: Suetonius
Pages: 557
ISBN: UOM:39015057942677
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Release: 1914
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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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.

How to Be a Bad Emperor

How to Be a Bad Emperor
Author: Suetonius
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780691200941
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Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What would Caligula do? What the worst Roman emperors can teach us about how not to lead If recent history has taught us anything, it's that sometimes the best guide to leadership is the negative example. But that insight is hardly new. Nearly 2,000 years ago, Suetonius wrote Lives of the Caesars, perhaps the greatest negative leadership book of all time. He was ideally suited to write about terrible political leaders; after all, he was also the author of Famous Prostitutes and Words of Insult, both sadly lost. In How to Be a Bad Emperor, Josiah Osgood provides crisp new translations of Suetonius's briskly paced, darkly comic biographies of the Roman emperors Julius Caesar, Tiberius, Caligula, and Nero. Entertaining and shocking, the stories of these ancient anti-role models show how power inflames leaders' worst tendencies, causing almost incalculable damage. Complete with an introduction and the original Latin on facing pages, How to Be a Bad Emperor is both a gleeful romp through some of the nastiest bits of Roman history and a perceptive account of leadership gone monstrously awry. We meet Caesar, using his aunt's funeral to brag about his descent from gods and kings—and hiding his bald head with a comb-over and a laurel crown; Tiberius, neglecting public affairs in favor of wine, perverse sex, tortures, and executions; the insomniac sadist Caligula, flaunting his skill at cruel put-downs; and the matricide Nero, indulging his mania for public performance. In a world bristling with strongmen eager to cast themselves as the Caesars of our day, How to Be a Bad Emperor is a delightfully enlightening guide to the dangers of power without character.

Ten Caesars

Ten Caesars
Author: Barry Strauss
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781451668841
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Release: 2020-03-03
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss delivers “an exceptionally accessible history of the Roman Empire…much of Ten Caesars reads like a script for Game of Thrones” (The Wall Street Journal)—a summation of three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire as seen through the lives of ten of the most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine. In this essential and “enlightening” (The New York Times Book Review) work, Barry Strauss tells the story of the Roman Empire from rise to reinvention, from Augustus, who founded the empire, to Constantine, who made it Christian and moved the capital east to Constantinople. During these centuries Rome gained in splendor and territory, then lost both. By the fourth century, the time of Constantine, the Roman Empire had changed so dramatically in geography, ethnicity, religion, and culture that it would have been virtually unrecognizable to Augustus. Rome’s legacy remains today in so many ways, from language, law, and architecture to the seat of the Roman Catholic Church. Strauss examines this enduring heritage through the lives of the men who shaped it: Augustus, Tiberius, Nero, Vespasian, Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Septimius Severus, Diocletian, and Constantine. Over the ages, they learned to maintain the family business—the government of an empire—by adapting when necessary and always persevering no matter the cost. Ten Caesars is a “captivating narrative that breathes new life into a host of transformative figures” (Publishers Weekly). This “superb summation of four centuries of Roman history, a masterpiece of compression, confirms Barry Strauss as the foremost academic classicist writing for the general reader today” (The Wall Street Journal).

The Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars
Author: Matthew Dennison
Pages: 385
ISBN: 1848876858
Available:
Release: 2013-03-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of them was a military genius; one murdered his mother and fiddled while Rome burned; another earned the nickname 'sphincter artist'. Six of their number were assassinated, two committed suicide - and five of them were elevated to the status of gods. They have come down to posterity as the 'twelve Caesars' - Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. Under their rule, from 49 BC to AD 96, Rome was transformed from a republic to an empire, whose model of regal autocracy would survive in the West for more than a thousand years. Matthew Dennison offers a beautifully crafted sequence of colourful biographies of each emperor, triumphantly evoking the luxury, licence, brutality and sophistication of imperial Rome at its zenith. But as well as vividly recreating the lives, loves and vices of this motley group of despots, psychopaths and perverts, he paints a portrait of an erao of political and social revolution, of the bloody overthrow of a proud, 500-year-old political system and its replacement by a dictatorship which, against all the odds, succeeded more convincingly than oligarchic democracy in governing a vast international landmass.

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 Kartindo Classics Edition

The Twelve Caesars  Kartindo Classics Edition
Author: C. Tranquillus
Pages: 364
ISBN: 1724822357
Available:
Release: 2018-08-06
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 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. It was dedicated to a friend, the Praetorian prefect Gaius Septicius Clarus.

American Caesars

American Caesars
Author: Nigel Hamilton
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781446433973
Available:
Release: 2011-08-31
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The twentieth century has been called 'the American Century'. Not since the days of the Roman emperors has there been such a succession of rulers holding the fate of the world in their hands. Now, award-winning biographer Nigel Hamilton gives us the lives of the twelve men, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush, who presided over America's imperial fortunes - the good, the bad and the truly awful. How did these American Caesars reach the White House? What were the challenges they faced when they got there and how did they meet them? And who were these men in their private lives? Compulsively readable, packed with unforgettable characters as well as stories, lessons and revelations, American Caears is essential reading for our times.