The Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Ancient History, Ancient Roman History
Paperback Published on: 25/10/2007
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780140455168
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 319g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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The Twelve Caesars
Fascinating & Wild
A great look at some fascinating and thrilling lives, often ending bloodily. I was looking for a good book to dive into the history of Ancient Rome, and it... READ MORE
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The Twelve Caesars
Not what I expected...
I picked up this book on a warm summer's day, hoping it would be the perfect accompaniment to the meal I was going to have later. But after getting it hom... READ MORE
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