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    Lives of the Caesars: v. 2 (Loeb Classical Library No 38) (Hardback)(English / Latin) By (author) Suetonius

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    DescriptionSuetonius (C. Suetonius Tranquillus, born ca. 70 CE), son of a military tribune, was at first an advocate and a teacher of rhetoric, but later became the emperor Hadrian's private secretary, 119121. He dedicated to C. Septicius Clarus, prefect of the praetorian guard, his "Lives of the Caesars." After the dismissal of both men for some breach of court etiquette, Suetonius apparently retired and probably continued his writing. His other works, many known by title, are now lost except for part of the "Lives of Illustrious Men" (of letters). Friend of Pliny the Younger, Suetonius was a studious and careful collector of facts, so that the extant lives of the emperors (including Julius Caesar the dictator) to Domitian are invaluable. His plan in "Lives of the Caesars" is: the emperor's family and early years; public and private life; death. We find many anecdotes, much gossip of the imperial court, and various details of character and personal appearance. Suetonius's account of Nero's death is justly famous. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Suetonius is in two volumes. Both volumes were revised throughout in 1997-98, and a new Introduction added.


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    Title
    Lives of the Caesars: v. 2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Suetonius
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 547
    Width: 114 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    Latin
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674995659
    ISBN 10: 0674995651
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    DC22: 920.037
    DC21: 920.037
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PA6701.E14 R65 1997
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    LOEB
    Publication date
    01 June 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass