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    DescriptionThe emperor Vespasian (AD69-79) is universally regarded as one of the better Roman emperors. Coming to the throne after the demise of Nero and the bitterness of a year-long civil war, he restored the empire's finances and inaugurated a period of peace and prosperity. Tacitus, Pliny and Josephus had a high regard for Vespasian, portraying him as an astute commander and an excellent emperor. In comparison with the comments of these contemporary or near-contemporary writers, Suetonius' biography, produced some fifty years after the emperor's death, is quite detailed. He too admired Vespasian. For him, Vespasian was a very shrewd administrator, who liked to be seen as having the common touch and as an ex-soldier with a ribald sense of humour. These and other aspects of his character are revealed in a series of anecdotes, always amusing and always opposite. This edition (the first since 1930) offers a newly revised text with a general introduction and detailed commentary. Comparison is continually drawn between Vespasian and other accounts of the reign, especially that of Dio Cassius, the only other substantial account but written a century after that of Suetonius.


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    Title
    Suetonius Vespasian
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Suetonius
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 162
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 226 g
    Language
    Latin
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853995842
    ISBN 10: 1853995843
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    LC classification: PA
    BISAC V2.8: FOR016000, LIT004190, HIS000000, LCO003000
    DC21: 937.06092
    LC classification: 2001431581
    Thema V1.0: DNL, DNBH, NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bristol Classical Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London