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The Twelve Caesars
By Robert Graves (trans) and Suetonius
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date December 18, 2007
Pages 398
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140455168
ISBN-10 0140455167
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: An essential primary source on Roman history and a fascinating achievement of scholarship covering a critical period in the Empire

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 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.

James B. Rives has sensitively updated Robert Graves's now classic translation, reinstating Latin terms and updating vocabulary while retaining the liveliness of the original. This edition contains a new chronology, further reading, glossaries, maps, notes and an introduction discussing Suetonius' life and works.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Paperback
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With Suetonius | from Penguin Classics (December 18, 2007)
9780140455168 | details & prices | 398 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.00
About: An essential primary source on Roman history and a fascinating achievement of scholarship covering a critical period in the EmpireAs 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.
With Michael Grant, Suetonius | Reissue edition from Penguin Classics (April 1, 2003)
9780140449211 | details & prices | 363 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Translated by Robert Graves and Revised with an Introduction by Michael Grant.
With Michael Grant, Suetonius | Reprint edition from Viking Pr (August 1, 1991)
9780140440720 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.00
About: First-century Roman life is portrayed in sketches of the family histories, public careers, physical traits, private lives, and vices of Roman rulers from Julius Caesar to Domitian
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With London College of Information Technology (other contributor), Fynn M. Medema | Abridged edition from Penguin/Highbridge (August 1, 1993); titled "The Twelve Caesars: The Twelve Caesars"
9780453008341 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $16.00
This edition also contains Linux Intro
About: Suetonius' honesty makes this the most vivid account we have of such Roman rulers as Julius Caesar, Augustus, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero.

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