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    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Augustus (Dodo Press) (The Lives of the Twelve Caesars) (Paperback) By (author) C Suetonius Tranquillus, Edited by T Forester, Translated by Alexander Thomson

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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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    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
    Augustus (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: 132
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9781406551440
    ISBN 10: 1406551449

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    LC classification: D
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC22: 937
    DC21: 937
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Dodo Press
    Imprint name
    Dodo Press
    Publication date
    31 December 2007
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