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Suetonius. Lives of the Caesars, Volume II

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Suetonius. Lives of the Caesars, Volume II
London: William Heinemann Ltd.; Cambridge, Ma.: Harvard University Press, 1959. — 556 p. — (Loeb Classical Library)
With An English Translation by J. C. Rolfe
Suetonius (C. Suetonius Tranquillus, born ca. 70 CE), son of a military tribune, was at first an advocate and a teacher of rhetoric, but later became the emperor Hadrian's private secretary, 119–121. He dedicated to C. Septicius Clarus, prefect of the praetorian guard, his Lives of the Caesars. After the dismissal of both men for some breach of court etiquette, Suetonius apparently retired and probably continued his writing. His other works, many known by title, are now lost except for part of the Lives of Illustrious Men (of letters).
Friend of Pliny the Younger, Suetonius was a studious and careful collector of facts, so that the extant lives of the emperors (including Julius Caesar the dictator) to Domitian are invaluable. His plan in Lives of the Caesars is: the emperor's family and early years; public and private life; death. We find many anecdotes, much gossip of the imperial court, and various details of character and personal appearance. Suetonius's account of Nero's death is justly famous.
The Loeb Classical Library edition of Suetonius is in two volumes.
The Lives Of The Caesars (Continued)
The Deified Claudius
Nero
Galba, Otho, and Vitellius
The Deified Vespasian, The Deified Titus, Domitian

The Lives of Illustrious Men
Prepatory Note
Bibliographical Note
Grammarians and Rhetoricians

Grammarians
Rhetoricians
Poets
Terence
Vergil
Horace
Tibullus
Persius
Lucan
The Lives of Pliny the Elder and Passienus Crispus
Index
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