Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, commonly known as Suetonius, was a Roman historian and biographer belonging to the equestrian order in the early Imperial era of Rome. He is best known for his work 'De Vita Caesarum' ('The Twelve Caesars'), a set of biographies of the first 12 emperors of the Roman Empire, from Julius Caesar to Domitian. Suetonius's work is a valuable source of information on the lives of these emperors and provides insight into Roman history during the 1st and early 2nd centuries. His writing style is noted for its anecdotal form and attention to detail, although his accounts are sometimes criticized for their sensationalism and inaccuracies.


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  1. 1. Lives of the Caesars

    "Lives of the Caesars" is a historical narrative that provides a detailed account of the personal and public lives of the first twelve Roman emperors, from Julius Caesar to Domitian. The author presents a vivid depiction of their character, behavior, appearance, and private lives, as well as their political actions, military exploits, and administrative policies. The book is a valuable source of information about the Roman Empire's early days, offering a unique perspective on the power, corruption, and extravagance of the Roman elite.