The Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars
Author: Suetonius
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Pages: 650
ISBN: 9781775413646
Language: en
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De vita Caesarum, known as The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies, each about one of the Roman emperors, including one on Julius Caesar. It was written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, commonly referred to as Suetonius, in 121. Considered highly significant in antiquity, The Twelve Caesars has remained a major source of Roman history.

The Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars
Author: Robert Graves,Suetonius
Release: 2007-10-25
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780141915890
Language: en
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'Suetonius, in holding up a mirror to those Caesars of diverting legend, reflects not only them but ourselves: half-tempted creatures, whose great moral task is to hold in balance the angel and the monster within' GORE VIDAL 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 colourful 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 under Nero and the recovery that came with his successors. This masterpiece of observation, immortalized in Robert Graves's classic translation, presents us with a gallery of vividly drawn - and all too human - individuals. Translated by ROBERT GRAVES Revised with an Introduction and notes by JAMES B. RIVES

Lives of the Twelve Caesars

Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: Suetonius
Release: 1997
Editor: Wordsworth Editions
Pages: 364
ISBN: 185326475X
Language: en
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This text by Suetonius, a Latin biographer, is a major source for the period from Julius Caesar to Domitian. It sets out a great range of aspects illuminating the emperors' characters, their habits - from table to bedchamber - their intrigues, loves and their deaths.

Twelve Caesars

Twelve Caesars
Author: Mary Beard
Release: 2021-10-12
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780691222363
Language: en
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From the bestselling author of SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, the fascinating story of how images of Roman autocrats have influenced art, culture, and the representation of power for more than 2,000 years What does the face of power look like? Who gets commemorated in art and why? And how do we react to statues of politicians we deplore? In this book—against a background of today’s “sculpture wars”—Mary Beard tells the story of how for more than two millennia portraits of the rich, powerful, and famous in the western world have been shaped by the image of Roman emperors, especially the “Twelve Caesars,” from the ruthless Julius Caesar to the fly-torturing Domitian. Twelve Caesars asks why these murderous autocrats have loomed so large in art from antiquity and the Renaissance to today, when hapless leaders are still caricatured as Neros fiddling while Rome burns. Beginning with the importance of imperial portraits in Roman politics, this richly illustrated book offers a tour through 2,000 years of art and cultural history, presenting a fresh look at works by artists from Memling and Mantegna to the nineteenth-century American sculptor Edmonia Lewis, as well as by generations of weavers, cabinetmakers, silversmiths, printers, and ceramicists. Rather than a story of a simple repetition of stable, blandly conservative images of imperial men and women, Twelve Caesars is an unexpected tale of changing identities, clueless or deliberate misidentifications, fakes, and often ambivalent representations of authority. From Beard’s reconstruction of Titian’s extraordinary lost Room of the Emperors to her reinterpretation of Henry VIII’s famous Caesarian tapestries, Twelve Caesars includes fascinating detective work and offers a gripping story of some of the most challenging and disturbing portraits of power ever created. Published in association with the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: G. Surtonius Tranquillus
Release: 2012-11-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 59
ISBN: 9781625581327
Language: en
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The Twelve Caesars is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, was the most popular work of Suetonius, at that time Hadrian's personal secretary, and is the largest among his surviving writings. The Twelve Caesars is considered very significant in antiquity and remains a primary source on Roman history.

The Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars
Author: Matthew Dennison
Release: 2013-06-25
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 385
ISBN: 9781250023537
Language: en
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A vividly detailed retelling of the lives and times of the Roman emperors traces how their reigns marked Rome's shift from a republic to an influential empire, offering a sequence of biographies that offers insight into the political and social dynamics of each ruler's time. By the author of The Last Princess.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: Suetonius
Release: 2016-11-17
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781365539893
Language: en
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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars by 2nd Century Roman historian Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus is the key primary source of biographical information for the first twelve rules of ancient Rome - emperors Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: Suetonius
Release: 1901
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 557
ISBN: UVA:X002239640
Language: en
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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: G. Surtonius Tranquillus
Release: 2013-02-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 425
ISBN: 9781625582249
Language: en
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The Twelve Caesars is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, was the most popular work of Suetonius, at that time Hadrian's personal secretary, and is the largest among his surviving writings. The Twelve Caesars is considered very significant in antiquity and remains a primary source on Roman history.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: Suetonius
Release: 1890
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 557
ISBN: STANFORD:36105118221345
Language: en
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The Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars
Author: Suetonius
Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: e-artnow
Pages: 323
ISBN: 9788026893042
Language: en
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The Twelve Caesars is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The book provides valuable information on the heritage, personal habits, physical appearance, lives, and political careers of the first Roman emperors as it mentions details which other sources do not. As with many of his contemporaries, Suetonius took omens seriously and carefully includes reports of omens portending Imperial births, accessions, and deaths. The Twelve Caesars was considered very significant in antiquity and remains a primary source on Roman history. The book discusses the significant and critical period of the Principate from the end of the Republic to the reign of Domitian.

The Landmark Arrian

The Landmark Arrian
Author: James S. Romm
Release: 2012
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 503
ISBN: 9781400079674
Language: en
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During twelve years of continuous campaigns, Alexander conquered an empire that stretched from the shores of the Adriatic to the edge of modern India. Arrian's history of those conquests is the most reliable and detailed account to emerge from the ancient world. --from publisher description

The Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars
Author: Michael Grant
Release: 1975
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 282
ISBN: 0760700885
Language: en
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"This book seeks to provide short biographies of the Twelve Caesars: Julius Caesar and the first eleven Roman emperors who followed him"--Page 1.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: G. Suetonius Tranquillus
Release: 2013-08-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 101
ISBN: 9781627932769
Language: en
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The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, was the most popular work of Suetonius, at that time Hadrian's personal secretary, and is the largest among his surviving writings. The Twelve Caesars is considered very significant in antiquity and remains a primary source on Roman history.

Ten Caesars

Ten Caesars
Author: Barry Strauss
Release: 2020-03-03
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781451668841
Language: en
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Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss delivers “an exceptionally accessible history of the Roman Empire…much of Ten Caesars reads like a script for Game of Thrones” (The Wall Street Journal)—a summation of three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire as seen through the lives of ten of the most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine. In this essential and “enlightening” (The New York Times Book Review) work, Barry Strauss tells the story of the Roman Empire from rise to reinvention, from Augustus, who founded the empire, to Constantine, who made it Christian and moved the capital east to Constantinople. During these centuries Rome gained in splendor and territory, then lost both. By the fourth century, the time of Constantine, the Roman Empire had changed so dramatically in geography, ethnicity, religion, and culture that it would have been virtually unrecognizable to Augustus. Rome’s legacy remains today in so many ways, from language, law, and architecture to the seat of the Roman Catholic Church. Strauss examines this enduring heritage through the lives of the men who shaped it: Augustus, Tiberius, Nero, Vespasian, Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Septimius Severus, Diocletian, and Constantine. Over the ages, they learned to maintain the family business—the government of an empire—by adapting when necessary and always persevering no matter the cost. Ten Caesars is a “captivating narrative that breathes new life into a host of transformative figures” (Publishers Weekly). This “superb summation of four centuries of Roman history, a masterpiece of compression, confirms Barry Strauss as the foremost academic classicist writing for the general reader today” (The Wall Street Journal).

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Author: C. Suetonius Tranquillus
Release: 2008-02-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 80
ISBN: 1406551430
Language: en
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Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (c70-c140), also known as Suetonius, was a prominent Roman historian and biographer. He is mainly remembered as the author of De Vita Caesarum (Lives of the Caesars, best known in English as The Twelve Caesars), his only extant work. The Twelve Caesars, probably written in Hadrian's time, is a collective biography of the Roman Empire's first leaders who were: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. The work tells the tale of each Caesar's life according to a set formula: the descriptions of appearance, omens, family history, quotes, and then a history are given in a consistent order for each Caesar. Suetonius regarded emperors who amassed wealth for the public purse to be "greedy," perhaps a reflection of the average Roman middle class attitudes.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars Claudius

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars  Claudius
Author: G. Suetonias Tranquillis
Release: 2012-11-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781625580054
Language: en
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The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, was the most popular work of Suetonius, at that time Hadrian's personal secretary, and is the largest among his surviving writings. The Twelve Caesars is considered very significant in antiquity and remains a primary source on Roman history.

The Twelve Caesars Kartindo Classics Edition

The Twelve Caesars  Kartindo Classics Edition
Author: C. Tranquillus
Release: 2018-08-06
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 364
ISBN: 1724822357
Language: en
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De vita Caesarum commonly known as The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, was the most popular work of Suetonius, at that time Hadrian's personal secretary, and is the largest among his surviving writings. It was dedicated to a friend, the Praetorian prefect Gaius Septicius Clarus.

The Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars
Author: Anonim
Release: 1855
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 925
ISBN: 1597344230
Language: en
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De vita Caesarum, known as The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies, each about one of the Roman emperors, including one on Julius Caesar. It was written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, commonly referred to as Suetonius, in 121. Considered highly significant in antiquity, The Twelve Caesars has remained a major source of Roman history.

THE LIVES OF THE TWELVE CAESARS

THE LIVES OF THE TWELVE CAESARS
Author: C. SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS
Release: 1896
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOMDLP:bac5908:0001.001
Language: en
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