The Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian Suetonius gained access to the imperial archives and used them along with eye witness accounts to produce one of the most colorful biographical works in hi

  • Title: The Twelve Caesars
  • Author: Suetonius Michael Grant Robert Graves
  • ISBN: 9780140449211
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, Suetonius gained access to the imperial archives and used them along with eye witness accounts to produce one of the most colorful 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 CaeAs private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, Suetonius gained access to the imperial archives and used them along with eye witness accounts to produce one of the most colorful 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 and civil war under Nero, and the recovery that came with his successors A masterpiece of anecdote, wry observation and detailed physical description, The Twelve Caesars presents us with a gallery of vividly drawn and all too human individuals.Robert Graves s celebrated translation, sensitively revised by Michael Grant, captures all the wit and immediacy of Suetonius original.

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