Lives of the Caesars

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Lives of the Caesars

Lives of the Caesars

  • Author: Anthony A. Barrett
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444302965
  • Category: History
  • Page: 344
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Lives of the Caesars tells the stories of 12 of Rome’smost fascinating and influential rulers, uncovering the uniquefeatures of their reigns which allowed them to earn their places inhistory. A comprehensive and engaging account of the lives of theCaesars, who helped shaped one of the most significant periods inhistory Each chapter entertainingly recounts the life and reign of aRoman emperor Includes notorious leaders such as Nero and Caligula, as wellas less famous ones like Diocletian and Vespasian Includes illustrations, a timeline of Roman history, and achart of dynasties

Lives of the Caesars

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Lives of the Caesars

Lives of the Caesars

  • Author: Suetonius,,Catharine Edwards
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 0199537569
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 448
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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.

Lives of the Twelve Caesars

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Lives of the Twelve Caesars

Lives of the Twelve Caesars

  • Author: Suetonius
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853264757
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 364
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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.

The Twelve Caesars

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The Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars

  • Author: Suetonius
  • Publisher: The Floating Press
  • ISBN: 1775413640
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 650
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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.

Lives of the Later Caesars

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Lives of the Later Caesars

Lives of the Later Caesars

  • Author: Anthony Birley
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141935995
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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One of the most controversial of all works to survive from ancient Rome, the Augustan History is our main source of information about the Roman emperors from 117 to 284 AD. Written in the late fourth century by an anonymous author, it is an enigmatic combination of truth, invention and humour. This volume contains the first half of the History, and includes biographies of every emperor from Hadrian to Heliogabalus - among them the godlike Marcus Antonius and his grotesquely corrupt son Commodus. The History contains many fictitious (but highly entertaining) anecdotes about the depravity of the emperors, as the author blends historical fact and faked documents to present our most complete - albeit unreliable - account of the later Roman Caesars.

Suetonius

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Suetonius

Suetonius

Life of Augustus

  • Author: D. Wardle
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199686459
  • Category: History
  • Page: 603
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Suetonius' Life of Augustus is the most commonly read ancient account of the life of Rome's first emperor, presenting a mass of historical and biographical detail about both his public and personal lives. This volume provides the first large-scale commentary on Suetonius' work in English, drawing out what is unique about Suetonius' information, discussing how it relates to other ancient accounts, and assessing its historical reliability. The commentary is the first to be accessible to readers without any knowledge of Latin or Greek due to its use of English lemmata, while the new translation remains faithful to the original Latin. Accompanied by an introduction which investigates the career of Suetonius, the date of the Lives of the Caesars, the structure of the Life of Augustus, the various sources utilized by Suetonius, and the way in which the reader should approach this complex text, the commentary also looks to examine Suetonius' work not just as a repository of facts, but as a literary artefact carefully constructed by its author.

The Twelve Caesars

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The Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars

  • Author: Matthew Dennison
  • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
  • ISBN: 0857897802
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 300
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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, Volume 05: Claudius

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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
  • Publisher: Tredition Classics
  • ISBN: 9783842462878
  • Category:
  • Page: 54
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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.

Suetonius, the Biographer

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Suetonius, the Biographer

Suetonius, the Biographer

Studies in Roman Lives

  • Author: Tristan Power
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199697108
  • Category: History
  • Page: 338
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The biographer Suetonius is one of the most fascinating writers of ancient Rome, but he is rarely afforded serious critical attention. This volume of new essays focuses on the various aspects of Suetonius' work, from his lost biographical writing on Roman courtesans to his imperial portraits of the Caesars. Beginning with an introduction that assesses the originality of Suetonius as a writer and situates the essays within the context of debates and controversies over his biographical form, the collection addresses the issues surrounding his style, themes, and early influence on literature in three parts. The first part discusses formal features of Suetonian biography, such as his literary techniques, manners of citation and quotation, and devices of allusion and closure. The middle section is devoted to readings of the individual Lives, treating several topics - from Suetonius' decision to begin his collection with Julius Caesar, to fictional elements in his death scene of the emperor Caligula, and to the theme of solitude in his Life of Domitian. The last part examines the ways in which Suetonius transgresses the boundaries of ancient biography by looking at his influence on epistolographers, antiquarians, commentators, and later biographers. This volume is essential reading for anyone who wants to know why Suetonius' Lives are such a unique and powerful medium for the stories of ancient Rome, and how they became the primary model for later biography.

The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

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The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

  • Author: Plutarch
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393292835
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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“Plutarch regularly shows that great leaders transcend their own purely material interests and petty, personal vanities. Noble ideals actually do matter, in government as in life.” —Michael Dirda, Washington Post Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Antony: the names still resonate across thousands of years. Major figures in the civil wars that brutally ended the Roman republic, their lives pose a question that haunts us still: how to safeguard a republic from the flaws of its leaders. This reader’s edition of Plutarch delivers a fresh translation of notable clarity, explanatory notes, and ample historical context in the Preface and Introduction.