1 edition of The lives of the twelve Caesars found in the catalog.
|Statement||by C. Suetonius Tranquillus ; to which are added his lives of the grammarians, rhetoricians, and poets ; the translation of Alexander Thomson, rev. by T. Forester|
|Series||Bohn"s classical library|
|Contributions||Thomson, Alexander, M.D., Forester, Thomas|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vii, 557 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||557|
In the course of his sixteenth year a he lost his father. The work, written in AD 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. A cross between the extravagances of a contemporary pop-star and a modern politician designed as much maybe to distract, amuse and depoliticise the Roman public as to indulge themselves view spoiler [ and how normal that seems now at times hide spoiler ]. Oh my! It's fine in Latin.
After learning about the leaders' lives, their deaths and the events leading up to them are revealed, sometimes in great length. They afford The lives of the twelve Caesars book brief, but generally pleasant, glimpses of his habits and career; and in a letter, in which Pliny makes application on behalf of his friend to the emperor Trajan, for a mark of favour, he speaks of him as "a most excellent, honourable, and learned man, whom he had the pleasure of entertaining under his own roof, and with whom the nearer he was brought into communion, the more he loved him. The behaviour of the Emperors is evergreen, if slightly more extreme than we tend to hear on the evening news, government as theatre, the most senior politician as rock star idol possibly just in his own eyesthe politics of friendship and networking once all rivals are dead or in exilethe prematurely dried up and disillusioned political heir - groomed for the job but who can't be bothered to do it, the anxious and suspicious leader who knows how fickle and fleeting political power is, these are political archetypes that reoccur consciously and unconsciously through history. In an exchange of letters with the emperor TrajanPliny obtained a legal privilege for his friend, who was now about forty years old, and is called "a fine scholar" and "a man of the highest integrity and distinction". Everyone says he is ugly, stupid, and slow and will never amount to anything.
Nero on one page lusts after his mother and allegedly the two consummate an incestuous relationship while being carried around in a litter, shortly after Nero decides to kill his mother for being too overbearing The Annals of Imperial Rome has a much more detailed account of the bizarre way he chooses to murder her - building a ship designed to sink and inviting her to go for a lake cruise on it, inevitably she survives for the mean timeby swimming to shore view spoiler [ where upon Nero is forced to use 'plan B' which is hopelessly undramatic and dull hide spoiler ]. In the course of his sixteenth year a he lost his father. The Translation of Alexander Thomson, M. Critics of the highest rank have devoted themselves to the task of correcting and commenting on the text, and the work has been translated into most European languages.
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Since there is no consistency in English, I would go for the Latin title, but maybe others disagree? Later 'everybody' hates and despises Domitian even though he hasn't done much more, according to Suetonius, than change a couple of the names of the months.
Is it easier just to have all other English titles pointing at one designated English title, or all English ones pointing to one Latin one? There is much about this property to whet Tranquillus' appetite if only the price suits him: easy access to Rome, good communications, a modest house, and sufficient land for him to enjoy without taking up too much of his time.
This last office gave Suetonius more power than Pliny could ever have dreamt of. The length of the lives is uneven - the first three lives in the Robert Graves he'd go on to recycle much of the material The lives of the twelve Caesars book into his novels I Claudius and Claudius the God translation alone make up half the book, the division of each life into public civil and military exploitsand private parts adventures in bedroom and dining room works against presenting each life as an organic whole and Suetonius' sense of cause and effect seems oddly haphazard, as though Suetonius had a sense that actions and attitudes have causes but couldn't quite link these in a logical way.
The book can be The lives of the twelve Caesars book as racy, packed with gossip, dramatic and sometimes amusing. The 'administration' emerges as a curious affair. Other officers were less fortunate: they were executed. The two men are mentioned in the same breath by the anonymous author of the Historia Augusta : Hadrian replaced Septicius Clarus, prefect of the guard, and Suetonius Tranquillus, director of the chancery, and many others, because they had at that time, in their relations with his wife Sabinabehaved with greater familiarity than the etiquette of the court required.
The a studiis was a documentalist. He was accordingly forced to go into hiding, and though suffering from a severe attack of quartan ague, to change from one covert to another almost every night, and save himself from Sulla's detectives by bribes. He neither dwells The lives of the twelve Caesars book the civil wars which sealed the fall of the Republic, nor on the military expeditions which extended the frontiers of the empire; nor does he attempt to develop the causes of the great political changes which marked the period of which he treats.
This is what I'm saying. Similarly in the middle of the life of Augustus something flipped in my mind and I realised I was reading about a Mao particularly with his habit of deflowering girls - although Suetonius sees this as part of the "decent normalcy of his sex-life" which certainly tells us something about Imperial Rome or a Stalin.
Like I said to start this How long he survived this disgrace, which appears to have befallen him in the yearwe are not informed; but we find that the leisure afforded him by his retirement, was employed in the composition of numerous works, of which the only portions now extant are collected in the present volume.
The pages of Suetonius will amply gratify this natural curiosity. Project Gutenberg updates its listing of IP addresses approximately monthly. The lack of internal consistency is puzzling. The book discusses the significant and critical period of the Principate from the end of the Republic to the reign of Domitian; comparisons are often made with Tacitus whose surviving works document a similar period.
He would have dismissed his wife too, as he himself used to say, for being moody and difficult, if he had been a private person. Minor cleanup, typos. On the Life of the Caesars concentrates on the acts and personalities of the Julio-Claudians and their immediate successors.
If he was Laetus' second child, he was born even later - although a date after, say, 73 is unlikely. Andrew Dalby22 October UTC Caligula and Nero[ edit ] There are some details under Caligula that really belong under Nero : These relate to Nero having a boy castrated and 'turned into a woman': All of this is attributed to Caligula in the article, so I am going to edit this, if nobody minds!
Augustus is a very modest man and does not like too much public praise. It is possible that Suetonius was involved in the organization of the new libraries at the Forum of Trajan, which were opened to the public in but probably not finished until the end of the reign of Trajan in You don't have to, but it makes it easier to work with others on improving Wikipedia.
Suetonius was responsible for the imperial correspondence. On one occasion, the emperor had to admit that the text of an ordinance was lost, and on another occasion he had to explain that the book with copies of imperial letters was incomplete.
Eutychus, and that of the animal, Nichon For instance Tiberius disliking his son Drusus for the latter's dissolute behaviour which comes in the middle of Suetonius' descriptions of Tiberius' own heavy drinking and team of sexual gymnasts etc, etc.Suetonius "The Twelve Caesars" If a friend asked me to tell him if it is worth it to read Suetonius' book "The Twelve Caesars", I would say it is.
This book, though old, is still very interesting and informative today. It is important to note however, that the writing style of. The Lives of the Twelve Caesars - galisend.com You’re read light novel The Lives of the Twelve Caesars Part 11 online at galisend.com Please use the follow button to get notification about the latest chapter next time when you visit galisend.com Use F11 button to read novel in full-screen(PC only).
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.Check out this pdf listen on galisend.com Suetonius wrote his Lives of the Twelve Caesars in the reign of Vespasian around 70AD.
He chronicled the extraordinary careers of Julius, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Vespasian, and Domitian and the rest in technicolour terms.
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