The Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars
Title The Twelve Caesars PDF eBook
Author Robert Graves
Publisher Penguin UK
Pages 464
Release 2007-10-25
Genre History
ISBN 0141915897

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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 and civil war under Nero and the recovery that came with his successors. A masterpiece of observation, anecdote and detailed physical description, The Twelve Caesars presents us with a gallery of vividly drawn – and all too human – individuals.

The Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars
Title The Twelve Caesars PDF eBook
Author Suetonius
Publisher Courier Dover Publications
Pages 659
Release 2018-05-16
Genre History
ISBN 0486822192

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One of antiquity's great historical resources, this chronicle portrays the lives and reigns of Julius Caesar and his 11 immediate successors.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Title The Lives of the Twelve Caesars PDF eBook
Author Suetonius
Publisher London : H.G. Bohn
Pages 580
Release 1855
Genre Emperors
ISBN

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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars-Volume I-Julius Caesar

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars-Volume I-Julius Caesar
Title The Lives of the Twelve Caesars-Volume I-Julius Caesar PDF eBook
Author C. Tranquillus
Publisher
Pages 58
Release 2013-04-04
Genre
ISBN 9781484038499

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De vita Caesarum (Latin, literal translation: About the Life of the Caesars) 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. The Twelve Caesars is 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; comparisons are often made with Tacitus whose surviving works document a similar period.This volume focuses on Julius Caesar.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Title The Lives of the Twelve Caesars PDF eBook
Author Suetonius
Publisher Lulu.com
Pages 256
Release 2016-11-16
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1365539792

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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars by 2nd Century Roman historian Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus is the key primary source of biographical information for the first twelve rules of ancient Rome - emperors Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian.

THE 12 CAESARS

THE 12 CAESARS
Title THE 12 CAESARS PDF eBook
Author Suetonius
Publisher DigiCat
Pages 376
Release 2023-12-26
Genre History
ISBN

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This eBook edition of "The Twelve Caesars" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. 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, Volume 01

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 01
Title The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 01 PDF eBook
Author Suetonius
Publisher CreateSpace
Pages 78
Release 2015-03-18
Genre
ISBN 9781508922001

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C. Suetonius Tranquillus was the son of a Roman knight who commanded a legion, on the side of Otho, at the battle which decided the fate of the empire in favour of Vitellius. From incidental notices in the following History, we learn that he was born towards the close of the reign of Vespasian, who died in the year 79 of the Christian era. He lived till the time of Hadrian, under whose administration he filled the office of secretary; until, with several others, he was dismissed for presuming on familiarities with the empress Sabina, of which we have no further account than that they were unbecoming his position in the imperial court.