* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Suetonius' life and works
* Features the complete works of Suetonius, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introductions to the histories and other works
* Explore the exciting lives of the ‘Twelve Caesars’ in comprehensive detail
* Two translations of ‘Twelve Caesars’ - ALEXANDER THOMSON and J. C. ROLFE (Loeb Classical Library)
* Provides a special bonus dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the texts paragraph by paragraph – ideal for students
* Includes translations and texts previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Suetonius’ works
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the biographies or works you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes the special BONUS text of the AUGUSTAN HISTORY in English and Latin – this later work serves as a sequel to Suetonius’ TWELVE CAESARS, continuing the biographies from the Emperor Hadrian - first time in digital print
* Features a bonus biography - explore Suetonius' ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* UPDATED with Rolfe's translation, corrections, improved structure and a new biography
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THE TWELVE CAESARS
THE TWELVE CAESARS (Dual Latin and English Text)
LIVES OF FAMOUS MEN
The Latin Texts
DE VITIS CAESARUM
DE VIRIS ILLUSTRIBUS
THE LIFE AND WORKS OF SUETONIUS by J. C. Rolfe
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"Hurley, who has written extensively and with authority on Suetonius, knows her author and his text thoroughly, and her Introduction to them is a model of presentation. Annotation (footnotes, not endnotes) is concise and to the point; essential background is gracefully sketched in a preliminary section on Roman institutions; maps and plans are clear and full. This thoughtful concern for the reader's needs justifies confidence in the translation itself: for its combination of accuracy, clarity, and readability, it is the best." --Edward Champlin, Princeton University
Written in A.D. 121, The Twelve Caesars spans the period from 49 B.C.E. to A.D. 96, one of the most important periods in antiquity. Suetonius's vivid characterizations portray the disastrous effects of absolute power: madness, obsessive fear of assassination, and a predilection for acts of sadism and sexual perversity. One of the few surviving sources of its era, this historical treasure is unsurpassed as a fount of anecdotes, observations, and detailed physical descriptions of Roman history.
D. OCTAVIUS CAESAR AUGUSTUS.
TIBERIUS NERO CAESAR.
CAIUS CAESAR CALIGULA.
TIBERIUS CLAUDIUS DRUSUS CAESAR. 465
NERO CLAUDIUS CAESAR.
SERGIUS SULPICIUS GALBA.
A. SALVIUS OTHO.
T. FLAVIUS VESPASIANUS AUGUSTUS.
TITUS FLAVIUS VESPASIANUS AUGUSTUS.
TITUS FLAVIUS DOMITIANUS.
LIVES OF EMINENT GRAMMARIANS
LIVES OF EMINENT RHETORICIANS.
LIVES OF THE POETS.
THE LIFE OF TERENCE.
THE LIFE OF JUVENAL.
THE LIFE OF PERSIUS.
THE LIFE OF HORACE.
THE LIFE OF PLINY.
Suetonius mentions that Caligula married his own sister, threatened to make his horse consul, and according to one rumor said he had his soldiers pick sea shells on their way to invade Britain (clearly the man was nuts). He would have people assassinated randomly, and then call for them. When they failed to appear he said they must have committed suicide. Eventually Caligula would be assassinated at a Gladiatorial event by a disgruntled guard, but not after earning a reputation as one of the maddest of Caesars ever to rule.