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The twelve Caesars

Suetonius

The twelve Caesars

by Suetonius

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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementtranslated by Robert Graves.
SeriesPenguin classics
ContributionsGraves, Robert, 1895-1985.
The Physical Object
Pagination315p. ;
Number of Pages315
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18700935M

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 /5(3). Find books like The Twelve Caesars from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The Twelve Caesars also liked: The Fatal Im.

  The Lives of the Twelve Caesars Virtual Entertainment, Series: Historic classic books 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/5(9). About The Twelve Caesars. An essential primary source on Roman history and a fascinating achievement of scholarship covering a critical period in the Empire 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 .

  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 under Nero and the recovery that came with his successors. This masterpiece of observation, immortalized in Robert Graves's classic 4/5(21). The Twelve Caesars. Written by Matthew Dennison Review by Tony Hays. Literally thousands of books have been written about the various Caesars who reigned over the Roman Empire. From Gaius Julius to Domitian, their successes and failures, their strengths and their many flaws, all have been documented time and again.


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Beginning with Caesar himself, in the mid first century BC, it ends in AD 96 with Domitian and covers the reigns of such emperors as Tiberius, Caligula, and Nero/5(). Delving into the personalities of the The twelve Caesars of ancient Rome (Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus & Domitian) form a fabulous series/5.

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Free download or read online The Twelve Caesars pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Suetonius. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

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Each emperor is dissected, and his actions beyond politics and. The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, by C. Suetonius Tranquillus; The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete by C. Suetonius Tranquillus This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.

My intent in purchasing "The Twelve Caesars" was to increase my knowledge about the life and times of these twelve men. Instead, the book is loaded with supposition, innuendo, and a nearly complete lack of any real discussion of the interactions of the /5(23).

The Twelve Caesars is a non-fiction book by Matthew Dennison. In miniature biographies it details the lives of each of Romes first twelve Emperors (namely Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian) covering the period 49BC to 96AD.3/5.

Suetonius' Twelve Caesars is a key narrative source for the period it covers and, unlike Tacitus, it has survived entire and is uninterrupted.

Beginning with Caesar himself, in the mid first century BC, it ends in AD 96 with Domitian and covers the reigns of /5(). The Twelve Caesars--Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian-created an empire which dominated the then known world and influenced it for a millennium.

/5(16). 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.

Julius Caesar Augustus/5(). Book One: LVII His Physical Skills and Powers of Endurance Book One: LVIII His Sound Judgement on Campaign Book One: LIX His Lack of Superstition Book One: LX His Battle Tactics Book One: LXI His Horse Book One: LXII His Rallying of the Troops Book One: LXIII His Self-Possession after Pharsalus Book One: LXIV His Self-Possession at Alexandria.

'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 4/5(24). Book Five: Claudius (later deified) Book Five: I His Father, Drusus the Elder. Drusus the Elder, Claudius Caesar’s father, who was first named Decimus and later Nero, was born (in 38BC) to Livia, less than three months after she wedded pregnancy at the time of the marriage led to suspicions that Drusus was the result of his stepfather’s adultery with her.

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Book Three: Tiberius. Book Three: I The Claudii. The patrician branch of the Claudians – there being a plebeian branch too, no less influential and distinguished – was originally from Regillum, a Sabine family moved to Rome, with a large throng of dependants, either shortly after the foundation of the city (in BC), at the instigation of Titus Tatius, who ruled jointly with.

In the Twelve Caesars (De Vita Caesarum) Suetonius provides us with biographies of Julius Caesar and the eleven Roman Emperors who followed him. The work, probably written around AD in the reign of Hadrian, therefore covers the crucial and highly eventful period of Roman history from the end of the Republic to the reign of : Neeland Media LLC.

His most important surviving work is a set of biographies of twelve successive Roman rulers, from Julius Caesar until Domitian, entitled De Vita Caesarum. Other works by Suetonius concern the daily life of Rome, politics, oratory, and Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, commonly known as Suetonius (ca.

69/75 – after ), was a Roman historian 4/5.Suetonius: The Twelve Caesars: Book I Julius Caesar - A new freely downloadable translation.Book Six: VII His Boyhood and Youth.

While he was still a young stripling he took part in a successful performance of the Troy Game in the Circus, in which he exhibited great self-possession. At the age of twelve or so (sometime in AD50), he was adopted by Claudius, who appointed Annaeus Seneca, already a.