Caji Suetonii Tranquilli opera: & in illa commentarius Samuelis Pitisci, in quo antiquitates romanae ex auctoribus idoneis fere nongentis, Graecis et Latinis, veteribus & recentionibus, perpetuo tenore explicantur : huic accedunt terni indices, I. editionum, II. auctorum cum laudatorum, tum obiter notatorum emendatorum, explicitorum. III. rerum absolutissimus & locupletissimus : imperatorum imperatoresque arctissimo gradu contingentium icones : & figurae ex veterum monumentis ad historiam illustrandam depromptae, in aes eleganter incisae, Volume 1
Lives of the Caesars includes the biographies of Julius Caesar and the eleven subsequent emperors: Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitelius, Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian. Suetonius composed his material from a variety of sources, without much concern for their reliability. His biographies cover the ancestry and career of each emperor in turn; however, his interest is not so much analytical or historical, but anecdotal and salacious -- which gives rise to a lively and provocative succession of portraits. The account of Julius Caesar does not simply mention his crossing of the Rubicon and his assassination, but draws attention to his dark piercing eyes and attempts to conceal his baldness. The biography of Caligula presents a vivid picture of the emperor's grotesque appearance, his waywardness, and his insane cruelties.The format and style of Suetonius's Lives of the Caesars was to set the tone for biography throughout western literature. His work remains thoroughly readable and full of interest.
The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of the Ancient biographer Suetonius, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (3MB Version 2)
* 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 Translations THE TWELVE CAESARS THE TWELVE CAESARS (Dual Latin and English Text) LIVES OF FAMOUS MEN AUGUSTAN HISTORY
The Latin Texts DE VITIS CAESARUM DE VIRIS ILLUSTRIBUS HISTORIA AUGUSTA
The Biography THE LIFE AND WORKS OF SUETONIUS by J. C. Rolfe
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CAIUS JULIUS CASAR. D. OCTAVIUS CAESAR AUGUSTUS. TIBERIUS NERO CAESAR. CAIUS CAESAR CALIGULA. TIBERIUS CLAUDIUS DRUSUS CAESAR. 465 NERO CLAUDIUS CAESAR. SERGIUS SULPICIUS GALBA. A. SALVIUS OTHO. AULUS VITELLIUS. 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.
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