The Lives of the Twelve Caesars The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

(De vita Caesarum)

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Publisher Description

Translated by Alexander Thomson

De vita Caesarum (Latin, direct translation: On 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 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 main 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.

— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2010
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
932
Pages
PUBLISHER
MobileReference
SELLER
MobileReference
SIZE
640
KB

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