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Suetonius
Birth date: January 03, 0069
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 4 years ago
For me, Caligula will always be John Hurt dancing. That scene, from I Claudius where Hurt prances in front of Derek Jacobi and two other politicos that mini-series has influenced how I see Livia and Claudius. So Caligula is John Hurt. This Penguins Little Classic is Suetonius’ ch...
XLeptodactylous
XLeptodactylous rated it 5 years ago
Suentonius was a 2nd Century CE Roman historian, who is best known for his work The Twelve Caesars, in which he writes of the twelve Roman Emperors, from Julius Caesar to Domitian (49 BCE to 96 CE). This Little Black Classic is a wonder to behold. It recounts the horrors of Caligula, the nickname of...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
A friend who teaches Latin for a living told me it was this book, along with Tacitus’ Annals, that made her fall in love with Ancient Rome and change her concentration. Suetonius was a secretary to one of the Roman emperors, Hadrian, so one would expect he’d have an understanding of imperial Rome an...
Diocletian
Diocletian rated it 7 years ago
A must read for any Roman History fan. It is the gossip tabloid of the ancient world. That does not mean that it is not historical, however, just that much of it is gossip and rumor. Now that I have read this, it is time to read the Secret History by Procopius!
modusa
modusa rated it 8 years ago
While I have loved most of the selections that Farrington chose in other books, I wasn't crazy about these translations, primarily old public domain (the word quoth appears) or adapted by Brian & Adrian Murdoch. There is a good sampling here, I like the selections but would advise anyone interested ...
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