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Suetonius Suetonius
Suetonius Suetonius
Suetonius Suetonius
Suetonius Suetonius

Suetonius - Suetonius

Cambridge & London: Harvard University Press, 1992, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little age-toning to the edges of the text blocks of both volumes. A nice set else.

Number 32 & 38 in the series.

From the cover: “Suetonius (C. Suetonius Tranquillus, A.D. 75 — c. 140), son of a military tribune, was at first an advocate and a teacher of rhetoric, but later became the Emperor Hadrian’s private secretary, A.D. 119 — 121. He dedicated to 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 to write other works; except for part of the Lives of Illustrious Men (of letters), these are now lost. Friend of Pliny the younger, he 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’ account of Nero’s death is justly famous.”


Size: 6½" x 4½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Loeb Classical Library series. (xxviii) 497,554 pages.
£44.00
Suetonius Suetonius