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This is an auction for THE TWELVE CAESARS by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus.

Translated by Robert Graves.

This is an illustrated edition, in a large format hardback.

From Wikipedia:

"De vita Caesarum, commonly known as THE TWELVE CAESARS, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire, written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, was the most popular work of Suetonius, at that time Hadrian's personal secretary, and is the largest among his surviving writings. THE TWELVE CAESARS was considered very significant in antiquity and remains a primary 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 . . . THE TWELVE CAESARS served as a model for the biographies of 2nd and early 3rd century emperors compiled by Marius Maximus. This collection, apparently entitled Caesares, does not survive, but it was a source for a later biographical collection, known as Historia Augusta, which now forms a kind of sequel to Suetonius' work. The Historia Augusta is a collective biography, partly fictionalized, of Roman emperors and usurpers of the second and third centuries . . . "

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Large format hardback 1979.

287 pages.

Beautifully illustrated throughout.

The dust jacket is in poor condition.

The book is in very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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