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The Twelve Caesars - Suetonius, Michael Grant, Robert Graves
The Twelve Caesars
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Covering the Roman rulers from Julius Caesar to Domitian, this remains one of the richest and most fascinating of all Latin histories. Suetonius gathered much of his information from eye-witnesses, checking his facts carefully and quoting conflicting evidence without bias. But his history is also... show more
Covering the Roman rulers from Julius Caesar to Domitian, this remains one of the richest and most fascinating of all Latin histories. Suetonius gathered much of his information from eye-witnesses, checking his facts carefully and quoting conflicting evidence without bias. But his history is also the most vivid and the raciest account we have of scandalous and amusing incidents in the domestic lives of the first Caesars.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140440720 (0140440720)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 363
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 The Twelve Caesars
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
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!
Tin Story Elephant
Tin Story Elephant rated it
5.0
OK, this may mark me forever as a nerd, but this was one of my favorite books in high school.
Bettie's Books
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4.0
Wonderful read.
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