The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius audiobook

The Twelve Caesars

By Suetonius
Translated by Alexander Thompson
Read by Clive Chafer

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200097005

  • ISBN: 9798200096992

  • ISBN: 9798200097012

Runtime: 17.70 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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 colorful 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. This version of The Twelve Caesars is the translation by Alexander Thomson, M.D.

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Author Bio: Suetonius

Author Bio: Suetonius

Suetonius (AD 69–AD 122?) was a Roman biographer and antiquarian whose writings include De viris illustribus (“Concerning Illustrious Men”), a collection of short biographies of celebrated Roman literary figures, and De vita Caesarum (Lives of the Caesars). The latter book, seasoned with bits of gossip and scandal relating to the lives of the first eleven emperors, secured him lasting fame.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 17.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English