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Suetonius wrote his Lives of the Twelve Caesars in the reign of Vespasian around 70AD. He chronicled the extraordinary careers of Julius, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Vespasian, and Domitian and the rest in technicolour terms. They presented some high and low times at the heart of the Roman Empire. The accounts provide us with perspicacious insights into the men as much as their reigns, and it was from Suetoniaus that subsequent writers such as Robert Graves drew so much of their material. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bryn Hammond | 2/19/2014

    " The mad, the bad and the dangerous to know. I don't care if he's a gossip. It's hilarious, and I gluttoned on the worst bits in my teens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rachel Worley | 1/28/2014

    " The Twelve Caesars has very mature material... some information which I didn't feel that I necessarily needed to know about the personal lives of the Caesars... Oh well. The book was well-written, though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brian Fagan | 1/24/2014

    " Should be read by anybody who wants to see politics at their dirtiest. As fucked up as things are today, we haven't reached the heights of depravity as these boys did in ancient Rome. There's a lot of blood in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maria | 1/16/2014

    " This was an ok listen. I don't think I would have liked it as much as a read. It was a bit confusing but I was really only interested in the scandal and drama so I enjoyed it. "

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Author 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.