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Suetonius wrote his Lives of the Twelve Caesars in the reign of Vespasian around AD 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 PLEASE NOTE When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio As described, well packaged and promptly sent Roman history brought to life We have only snatches of history like this that survived the Dark Ages and it is fortuitous that it covers the early imperial period that we find most interesting This is a very readable translation. This a a great translation of Suetonius, whom I consider the John Aubrey of his day Historically interesting and surprisingly gossipy in parts it is a glimpse into the distant past, making it come alive with real, though often flawed people.. This book is well written and researched it is very informative about the life and deaf of the Roman emperors and their cruelty and vices