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    DescriptionThe Lives of the Caesars include the biographies of Julius Caesar and the eleven subsequent emperors: Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitelius, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian. Suetonius composed his material from a variety of sources, without much concern for their reliability. His biographies consist the ancestry and career of each emperor in turn; however, his interest is not so much analytical or historical, but anecdotal and salacious which gives rise to a lively and provocative succession of portraits. The account of Julius Caesar does not simply mention his crossing of the Rubicon and his assassination, but draws attention to his dark piercing eyes and attempts to conceal his baldness. The Live of Caligula presents a vivid picture of the emperor's grotesque appearance, his waywardness, and his insane cruelties. The format and style of Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars was to set the tone for biography throughout western literature - his work remains thoroughly readable and full of interest. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Lives of the Caesars
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Suetonius, Edited by Catharine Edwards
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199537563
    ISBN 10: 0199537569
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    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    3 maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford