Suetonius, Gaius: The Twelve Caesars
Book Number: 002256
Penguin Books Canada, Limited Toronto, ON, Canada 2000 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall New book, 273 pages. The Twelve Caesars of Suetonius (born AD 69), covering the Roman rulers from Julius Caesar to Domitian, remains one of the most fascinating of all Latin histories. As a one time personal secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, Suetonius had access to the Imperial and Senatorial archives; he also gathered much of his information from eye witnesses,, checking his facts carefully and quoting conflicting evidence without bias. But his history is also the raciest and most vivid account we have of the scandalous and amusing incidents in the domestic lives of the first Caesars.