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Suetonius Domitian (Latin Texts) (Latin Texts) by B. Jones

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Published by Duckworth Publishers .
Written in English


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Number of Pages176
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Open LibraryOL8982281M
ISBN 101853994545
ISBN 109781853994548

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Jan 21,  · Suetonius provides valuable historical data in a book titled Roma which covered the various customs, festivals, and even clothing worn in the Roman capital. A . Suetonius also makes mention of Nero's persecution in "Punishment by Nero was inflicted on the Christians, a class of men given to a new and mischievous superstition." Notably, unlike Tacitus, Suetonius does not associate this punishment with the fire that swept Rome. Book One: LVII His Physical Skills and Powers of Endurance Book One: LVIII His Sound Judgement on Campaign Book One: LIX His Lack of Superstition Book One: LX His Battle Tactics Book One: LXI His Horse Book One: LXII His Rallying of the Troops Book One: LXIII His Self-Possession after Pharsalus Book One: LXIV His Self-Possession at Alexandria. C. Suetonius Tranquillus was the son of a Roman knight who commanded a legion, on the side of Otho, at the battle which decided the fate of the empire in favour of Vitellius. From incidental notices in the following History, we learn that he was born towards the close of the reign of Vespasian, who died in the year 79 of the Christian era.

Suetonius describes an incident that would become one of the most memorable of the entire book. Caesar was captured by pirates in the Mediterranean Sea. Caesar engaged in debate and in philosophical discussion with the pirates while in Suetonius. Aug 26,  · Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus was a prolific writer who lived between only surviving work is An essential and very readable collection of essays about the Roman Emperors from Julius Caesar to Hadrian written by Hadrian's personal secretary/5. Jun 25,  · Suetonius sure had a bad case of superstition even for ancient Rome. This book is entertaining and covers a lot of ground in a relatively short volume/5(). Suetonius begins “Caligula” by talking about Gaius Caligula’s father, Germanicus, who was Tiberius’s nephew and extremely popular with the public. Suetonius describes Caligula as a young man who fawned over those in power but acted cruelly to everyone else.