The biography of Nero is possibly my favorite.
Reading carefully, you will see that where he heard two conflicting accounts of an issue or event he quotes both, usually without attempt to reconcile them.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in ancient history or in history in general.
Suetonius writes more like a gossip columnist than a historian. In this brief work we learn that Augustus was a compulsive gambler, Tiberius was a pervert, Nero was in love with... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Al Singh
Suetonius is another primary source for imperial Rome. I personally like his numbered entries that are succinct and to the point unlike the companion reader Tacitus.Published 4 months ago by Paul
"The Twelve Caesars" is a history by Roman historian Suetonius, commissioned by the emperor Hadrian and completed in 121 AD, and this is the version translated by Robert Graves. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Benny Profane
No imaginative 'crimes' or wild stories. Each Caesar is told from youth to old age (if they get there). What they did and
what shaped their growth & manner. It's the N.Y. Read more
This tremendous historical book from the early days of the Roman empire was a truly notable, inexpensive to expand my knowledgeof some of the people who are at least in some way... Read morePublished 7 months ago by mrmawg
You get alot of history of each king or caesar and how depraved, demented, cruel they were. One thing I realized and that they explained that there were no morals that guided them... Read morePublished 8 months ago by john weick
As this was bought for my son and my husband I can only say what their reaction is. They thoroughly enjoyed this book and as my husband said it was written by someone who was... Read morePublished 8 months ago by anmapatsy
Excellent book for information and it's interesting. However it's dry reading but it is to be expected for the time period.Published 9 months ago by Sonja Slade