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    DescriptionGaius Suetonius Tranquillus (c70-c140), also known as Suetonius, was a prominent Roman historian and biographer. He is mainly remembered as the author of De Vita Caesarum (Lives of the Caesars, best known in English as The Twelve Caesars), his only extant work. The Twelve Caesars, probably written in Hadrian's time, is a collective biography of the Roman Empire's first leaders who were: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. The work tells the tale of each Caesar's life according to a set formula: the descriptions of appearance, omens, family history, quotes, and then a history are given in a consistent order for each Caesar. Suetonius regarded emperors who amassed wealth for the public purse to be "greedy," perhaps a reflection of the average Roman middle class attitudes.


 

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    Title
    The Lives of the Grammarians, Rhetoricians and Poets (Dodo Press)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) C Suetonius Tranquillus, Edited by T Forester, Translated by Alexander Thomson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 56
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 68 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781406565980
    ISBN 10: 1406565989
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Dodo Press
    Imprint name
    Dodo Press
    Publication date
    15 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Gloucester