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    Author Suetonius, approximately 69-approximately 122, author

    Unif Title De vita Caesarum. English (Edwards)
    Title Lives of the Caesars / Suetonius ; translated with an introduction and notes by Catharine Edwards
    Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000


    Descript xxxvii, 392 pages : maps ; 20 cm
    Series Oxford world's classics
    Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
    Contents The deified Julius Caesar -- The deified Augustus -- Tiberius -- Caligula -- The deified Claudius -- Nero -- Galba -- Otho -- Vitellius -- The deified Vespasian -- The deified Titus -- Domitian
    Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxii-xxxiv) and index
    Summary "Suetonius' graphic account of the death of Julius Caesar is only one of many extraordinary scenes in Lives of the Caesars, a series of twelve biographies of Roman emperors beginning with Julius Caesar and ending with Domitian. As a fund of fascinating often outrageous anecdotes, Suetonius' work is unrivalled: Caligula's plan to make his horse consul, Nero singing while Rome burns, tales of adultery, perversion, murder - every vice is exposed and recorded. Less celebrated but equally significant are the edifying descriptions of Augustus' splendid redevelopment of the city of Rome, and Titus' decision to put the state before his love for Berenice. Suetonius' accounts of the achievements and eccentricities of emperors, as well as being highly entertaining, give us valuable insights into the exercise of imperial power in ancient Rome." "This new translation sets the Lives in the literary and political contexts in which they were written."--Jacket
    Note Translated from the Latin
    Subject Emperors -- Rome -- Biography -- Early works to 1800
    Rome -- History -- Julio-Claudians, 30 B.C.-68 A.D
    Rome -- History -- Flavians, 69-96
    Alt Author Edwards, Catharine, translator
    ISBN/ISSN 0192832719

    Library Shelving Location Electronic Link Call Number and Holdings Request Status
    Colgate   Connect to publisher description    
    Colgate CASE Main   DG277 .S8313 2000 AVAILABLE
    Le Moyne Bookstacks   DG277 .S83 2000 c.2 AVAILABLE
    USMA USMA Library - Circulating Books   DG277 .S83 2000 AVAILABLE
    Vassar Main   DG277.S7 E3 2000 AVAILABLE