Lives of the Caesars, Volume I: Julius/Augustus/Tiberius/Gaius Caligula

Lives of the Caesars Volume I Julius Augustus Tiberius Gaius Caligula Suetonius C Suetonius Tranquillus born ca 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 He d

  • Title: Lives of the Caesars, Volume I: Julius/Augustus/Tiberius/Gaius Caligula
  • Author: Suetonius John C. Rolfe K.R. Bradley
  • ISBN: 9780674995703
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 some breach of court etiquette, SuetoniusSuetonius 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 some breach of court etiquette, Suetonius apparently retired and probably continued his writing His other works, many known by title, are now lost except for part of the Lives of Illustrious Men of letters.Friend of Pliny the Younger, Suetonius was a studious and careful collector of facts, so that the extant lives of the emperors including Julius Caesar the dictator to Domitian are invaluable His plan in Lives of the Caesars is the emperor s family and early years public and private life death We find many anecdotes, much gossip of the imperial court, and various details of character and personal appearance Suetonius s account of Nero s death is justly famous.The Loeb Classical Library edition of Suetonius is in two volumes Both volumes were revised throughout in 1997 98, and a new Introduction added.

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