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Lives of the Twelve Caesars By Tamsyn Suetonius

Lives of the Twelve Caesars by Tamsyn Suetonius

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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.

Lives of the Twelve Caesars Summary

Lives of the Twelve Caesars by Tamsyn Suetonius

Translated by H.M. Bird With an Introduction by Tamsyn Barton. Suetonius, chronicler of the extraordinary personalities of the first dynasties to rule the Roman Empire, was the greatest Latin biographer. His colourful work, Lives of the Twelve Caesars, is, along with Tacitus, the major source for the period from Julius Caesar to Domitian. He sets out in vivid detail a great range of aspects illuminating the emperor's characters, their habits, from table to bedchamber - their intrigues, their loves and their deaths. Himself a court official, he quotes from a variety of sources, from the official and private documents as well as from old anecdotes, gossip, songs and jokes, giving an unparalleled oblique view of his subjects. Long familiar to students of classics, he found a new audience as the main source for Robert Graves' novels and the subsequent television series I, Claudius.

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GOR001395131
9781853264757
185326475X
Lives of the Twelve Caesars by Tamsyn Suetonius
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
1996-05-07
384
N/A
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