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    DescriptionIncludes a general introduction; chronology of major events; What the Romans Knew; Rome and Its Institutions; suggested further reading; maps, family trees, a glossary, and an index of historical names.


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    Title
    The Caesars
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Suetonius, Translated by Donna W. Hurley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781603843133
    ISBN 10: 1603843132
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.070922
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC22: 937/.070922
    LC classification: DG277 .S83 2011
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Publisher
    Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
    Imprint name
    Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
    Publication date
    01 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, MA
    Author Information
    Donna W. Hurley has taught at Columbia, Princeton, and Rutgers universities.
    Review quote
    Donna Hurley has done a sterling job in providing us with both an Introduction to Suetonius and a translation of The Caesars that we can confidently recommend to students. Her Introduction summarizes a complex topic succinctly and is informative without being overwhelming, set at an ideal level for the student and intelligent enthusiast. Her translation is accurate and contemporary. Her primary goal is faithfulness to the original, which she achieves, but at the same time she recognizes the need to make her text clear, entertaining, and comprehensible to the modern reader, and she strikes exactly the right balance. --Anthony Barrett, Emeritus, University of British Columbia Hurley, who has written extensively and with authority on Suetonius, knows her author and his text thoroughly, and her Introduction to them is a model of presentation. Annotation (footnotes, not endnotes) is concise and to the point; essential background is gracefully sketched in a preliminary section on Roman institutions; maps and plans are clear and full. This thoughtful concern for the reader's needs justifies confidence in the translation itself: for its combination of accuracy, clarity, and readability, it is the best. --Edward Champlin, Princeton University Hurley's most readable English translation of Suetonius' Caesars is only the second to be attempted in over fifty years, and represents an outstanding achievement. Set clearly in context by her concise footnotes and full explanatory materials, it will fascinate readers eager to encounter the outsize personalities, heady pleasures, and sinister perils within that most alluring of lost worlds--the Roman imperial court. --Richard Talbert, University of North Carolina