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“Nothing is more unpredictable than the mob, nothing more obscure than public opinion, nothing more deceptive than the whole political system.”

― Suetonius, ‘The Twelve Caesars’

 

Suetonius was a 1st-century Roman historian who is most remembered by his important set of biographies of twelve successive Roman rulers from Julius Caesar to Domitian. “The Lives of Twelve Caesars” or “De Vita Caesarum” is still considered one of the primary sources on Roman history and discusses important facets of the end of the Roman Republic.

 

Twelve Caesars” covers the lives of Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellus, Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian, and is the first work to offer insights to some of the lesser-known aspects of these important Roman figures – such as Julius Caesar’s struggle with epilepsy. The extent of what is culturally known about Caligula comes almost exclusively from Suetonius – little else was written about the sadistic ruler. Suetonius says of Caligula’s reign:

“So much for the Emperor; the rest of this history must deal with the Monster.”

 

This incredibly rare 1645 edition was published in Amsterdam by Jannsonium.

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1645 Suetonius Twelve Caesars Julius Caesar Caligula Nero ROME Amsterdam

 

“Nothing is more unpredictable than the mob, nothing more obscure than public opinion, nothing more deceptive than the whole political system.”

― Suetonius, ‘The Twelve Caesars’

 

Suetonius was a 1st-century Roman historian who is most remembered by his important set of biographies of twelve successive Roman rulers from Julius Caesar to Domitian. “The Lives of Twelve Caesars” or “De Vita Caesarum” is still considered one of the primary sources on Roman history and discusses important facets of the end of the Roman Republic.

 

Twelve Caesars” covers the lives of Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellus, Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian, and is the first work to offer insights to some of the lesser-known aspects of these important Roman figures – such as Julius Caesar’s struggle with epilepsy. The extent of what is culturally known about Caligula comes almost exclusively from Suetonius – little else was written about the sadistic ruler. Suetonius says of Caligula’s reign:

“So much for the Emperor; the rest of this history must deal with the Monster.”

 

This incredibly rare 1645 edition was published in Amsterdam by Jannsonium.

 

Item number: #14175

Price: $499

 

SUETONIUS, Caius Tranquillus

 

Caius Suetonius Tranquillus : cum annotat. diversorum.

 

Amsterodami : apud I. Ianssonium, 1645.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 397, [11]
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~4.5in X 2.5in (11cm x 6cm)

 

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14175

Category

Classical Greco-Roman

Authors

SUETONIUS, Caius Tranquillus

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete