This item the twelve caesars dover thrift editions set up a giveaway customers who viewed this item also viewed page 1 of 1 start over page 1 of 1 this shopping feature will continue to load items in order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Dover thrift editions pages 656 sales rank 987286 product dimensions the twelve caesars remains among the best sources of information about roman society and its leaders this authoritative edition will surely become an invaluable resource as well as an impetus view product x close. The twelve caesars served as a model for the biographies of 2nd and early 3rd century emperors compiled by marius maximus this collection apparently entitled caesares does not survive but it was a source for a later biographical collection known as historia augusta which now forms a kind of sequel to suetonius work. This penguin classic of the twelve caesars by suetonius is the perfect place to start for anybody interested in ancient greco roman history and culture not only is this a most engaging translation by robert graves author of i claudius but there is a short forward by classics scholar michael grant. Written in ad 121 the twelve caesars spans the period from 49 bce to ad 96 one of the most important periods in antiquity suetoniuss vivid characterizations portray the disastrous effects of absolute power madness obsessive fear of assassination and a predilection for acts of sadism and sexual perversity
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