The twelve Caesars

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As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, the scholar Suetonius had access to the imperial archives and used them (along with eyewitness accounts) to produce one of the most colorful biographical works in history. The Twelve Caesars chronicles the public careers and private lives of the men who wielded absolute power over Rome, from the foundation of the empire under Julius Caesar and Augustus, to the decline into depravity and civil war under Nero and the recovery that came with his successors. A masterpiece of observation, anecdote, and detailed physical description, The Twelve Caesars presents us with a gallery of vividly drawn-and all too human-individuals. This version of The Twelve Caesars is the translation by Alexander Thomson, M.D.
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subject_facet Augustus, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 63 B.C.-14 A.D
Caesar, Julius
Caligula, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 12-41
Claudius, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 10 B.C.-54 A.D
Domitian, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 51-96
Electronic books
Emperors -- Rome -- Biography
Emperors -- Rome -- Biography -- Early works to 1800
Galba, Servius Sulpicius, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 3 B.C.-69 A.D
Nero, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 37-68
Otho, Marcus Salvius, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 32-69
Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D
Rome -- History -- Flavians, 69-96
Rome -- History -- Julio-Claudians, 30 B.C.-68 A.D
Rome -- History -- Julio-Claudians, 30 B.C.-68 A.D. -- Biography
Tiberius, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 42 B.C.-37 A.D
Titus, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 40-81
Vespasian, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 9-79
Vitellius, Aulus, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 15-69
title_display The twelve Caesars
title_full The Twelve Caesars [electronic resource] Suetonius, approximately 69-approximately 122,
The twelve Caesars / Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus ; translated by Robert Graves
The twelve Caesars / Suetonius ; translated by Alexander Thompson ; edited by T. Forester
The twelve Caesars [electronic resource] / Suetonius
The twelve Caesars [electronic resource]Suetonius Suetonius.
title_short The twelve Caesars
topic_facet Augustus
Caesar, Julius
Caligula
Claudius
Domitian
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Emperors
Galba, Servius Sulpicius
History
Nero
Otho, Marcus Salvius
Tiberius
Titus
Vespasian
Vitellius, Aulus