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The twelve caesars [suetonius] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers suetonius' classic treatise on the lives of the first twelve emperors of the roman empire. The lives of the twelve caesars by c suetonius tranquillus to which are added, his lives of the grammarians, rhetoricians, and poets the translation of alexander thomson, md revised and corrected by tforester, esq, am.
Written in ad 121, the twelve caesars spans the period from 49 bce to ad 96, one of the most important periods in antiquity suetonius's vivid characterizations portray the disastrous effects of absolute power: madness, obsessive fear of assassination, and a predilection for acts of sadism and sexual perversity. Twelve caesars julius caesar, d 44 bc ngc ancients choice vf strike 5/5 surface 3/5 light marks even among the great figures of the ancient world, julius caesar has few equals curiously, two of them, cleopatra vii and augustus, were related: the former as a wife and the latter as an heir. 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 comparisons are often made with tacitus , whose surviving works document a similar period.
One of those classics that is a genuine, even salacious pleasure to read, and the historical basis for robert graves's i, claudius, the twelve caesars covers the first twelve emperors of ancient rome (including julius caesar, though augustus was the first officially) the julio-claudians through nero, his very brief successors galba,otho and vitellius (in the tumultuous 'year of three emperors', ad 69), and finally the flavians vespasian, titus, and domitian. Buy the twelve caesars online at the folio society from the world's most extensive selection of beautifully illustrated books.
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