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    Lives of the Twelve Caesars (Wadsworth Classics of World Literature) (Paperback) By (author) Suetonius, Introduction by Tamsyn Barton, Translated by H. M. Bird, Series edited by Tom Griffith

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    DescriptionSuetonius, chronicler of the extraordinary personalities of the first dynasties to rule the Roman Empire, was the greatest Latin biographer. His colourful work, Lives of the Twelve Caesars, is, along with Tacitus, the major source for the period from Julius Caesar to Domitian. He sets out in vivid detail a great range of aspects illuminating the emperor's characters, their habits, from table to bedchamber - their intrigues, their loves and their deaths. Himself a court official, he quotes from a variety of sources, from the official and private documents as well as from old anecdotes, gossip, songs and jokes, giving an unparalleled oblique view of his subjects. Long familiar to students of classics, he found a new audience as the main source for Robert Graves' novels and the subsequent television series I, Claudius.


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    Title
    Lives of the Twelve Caesars
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Suetonius, Introduction by Tamsyn Barton, Translated by H. M. Bird, Series edited by Tom Griffith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 244 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853264757
    ISBN 10: 185326475X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 937
    DC21: 937.07092
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    05 August 1997
    Publication City/Country
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