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Seutonius, a Roman historian, was the author of "The Lives of the Caesars". This biography sets the historian's career and his method of dealing with his subject matter in the context of Roman society in the early Empire, and draws a picture of the coherence of Suetonius's life, appointments, scholarship and literary activities. Seutonius is presented as a man of learning, rather than as a failed narrative historian. This portrait takes account of recent evidence concerning his life and seeks to clarify the character of "The Lives of the Caesars" as a description of emperors and Roman imperial society by a scholarly biographer who himself was in the service of a scholarly Caesar - the Emperor Hadrian.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1998 Forfatter Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
ISBN 9781853994517
Antall sider 230 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,2cm
Vekt 314 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, Biography: historical, political & military, Ancient history: to c 500 CE, Social & cultural history