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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars - Audio Book

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars - Audio Book
  • #: 112977
  • Price: $0.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: 2010-05-20
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • 1.0
  • Size: 122.00 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: NAY MIN THU
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2 or later
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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars covers the private lives of 12 Roman emperors - Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire.

It sets out in vivid detail a great range of aspects illuminating the emperor's characters, their habits, from table to bedchamber - their intrigues, their loves and their deaths.

The Twelve Caesars, which was written in 121 during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, was the most popular work of Hadrian's personal secretary, Suetonius, and is the largest among his surviving writings.

It is considered very significant in antiquity and remains a main source on Roman history. The book discusses the significant and critical period of the Principate from the end of the Republic to the reign of Domitian; comparisons are often made with Tacitus whose surviving works document a similar period.

This is one of the foremost primary sources about famous Roman Emperors and most of the history books written on the Caesars are based on this source.

While this is rich with the details of each Caesar's reign, what makes it particularly interesting are the subjective elements: the character portraits and open evaluations of each Caesar as good, bad, or flat-out immoral.

Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, also known as Suetonius, was a prominent Roman historian and biographer.

Not much is known about the life of Gaius Suetonius Tranquillis. He was probably born in A.D. 69the famous 'year of four Emperors'when his father, a Roman knight, served as a colonel in a regular legion and took part in the Battle of Baetricum.

Suetonius had the good fortune of speaking to eyewitnesses from the time of the early Caesars. Much of his information about Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero in fact comes from those who observed and/or participated in their lives.

Suetonius has been described as the tabloid journalist of ancient Rome, because he choose to concentrate on the private lives, motivations and personality quirks of his subjects rather than their grand plans, policies and military/political victories.

Suetonius held nothing back in writing about the personal habits of the emperors and their families, nor did he hold back in his moral judgement of them.

The twelve Caesars are:

+ Julius Caesar

+ Augustus

+ Tiberius

+ Gaius Caligula

+ Claudius

+ Nero

+ Galba

+ Otho

+ Vitellius

+ Vespasian

+ Titus

+ Domitian

This audio book application contains audio files for all chapters in one download, so you can listen to the book on the go without the need for an internet connection. Hence the application size is a little big, and you may need to download it over WiFi connection or through iTunes on your PC or Mac.

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