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Author Suetonius, approximately 69-approximately 122
Title Suetonius, Lives of Galba, Otho & Vitellius / edited with translation and commentary by David Shotter
Imprint Warminster : Aris & Phillips, 1993
book jacket
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 RCHSS Library  PA6700 S944 1993    AVAILABLE    30560400238967
Descript xx, 199 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
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Series Classical texts, 0953-7961
Classical texts
Note Comprises the Latin text of Book 7 of Suetonius's De vita Caesarum, with English translation on facing pages. Introduction and commentary in English
Includes bibliographical references (pages xii-xv) and index
Maps -- Maps 1: Rome -- Maps 2: Italy -- Maps 3: Northern Italy -- Maps 4: The Roman Empire -- Maps 5: Spain, Gaul and the Germanies -- The Life and Works of Suetonius -- Biography in Antiquity and The Lives of the Caesars -- The Civil Wars of A.D. 68-69 -- The Careers of Galba, Otho and Vitellius -- Suetonius' Sources of Information -- The Style of Suetonius -- A note on the Manuscripts -- Synopses of Suetonius' Lives of Galba, Otho and Vitellius -- Life of Galba -- Life of Otho -- Life of Vitellius -- Commentary: Life of Galba -- Commentary: Life of Otho -- Commentary: Life of Vitellius -- Appendix: The Distribution of the legions of the Roman army
Suetonius has often been used as if he were an historian, and at the same time criticised for not being one. This is a new translation of and commentary on Suetonius' biographies of three emperors, Galba, Otho, and Vitellius, who held power for short periods in the tumultuous and confused events that encompassed and followed the end of the Julio-Claudian period in AD 69-69. The introductory essays discuss Suetonius' purposes and qualities as a writer, and seek to elucidate the personalities and careers of the three emperors as well as the events of which they were a part
The importance of this study lies in the fact that it applies fresh understanding of these events to Suetonius' accounts, comparing them to the chief 'alternative' to be found in the works of Tacitus, Plutarch and Dio Cassius. The careers and reigns of the three emperors are discussed in the introduction, whilst the 'minor characters' involved in the events are treated, as relevant, in the commentary; this is constructed with the non-Latinist in mind, and the notes are appended to the translation rather than to the Latin text
Subject Emperors -- Rome -- Biography -- Early works to 1800
Galba, Servius Sulpicius, Emperor of Rome, 3 B.C.-69 A.D
Otho, Marcus Salvius, Emperor of Rome, 32-69
Vitellius, Aulus, Emperor of Rome, 15-69
Suetonius, approximately 69-approximately 122. De vita Caesarum
Galba, Servius Sulpicius, Emperor of Rome, 3 B.C.-69 A.D
Otho, Marcus Salvius, Emperor of Rome, 32-69
Vitellius, Aulus, Emperor of Rome, 15-69
18.46 ancient Latin literature. (NL-LeOCL)07761223X bcl
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Otho, Marcus Salvius, Emperor of Rome, 32-69 fast (OCoLC)fst00016864
Vitellius, Aulus, Emperor of Rome, 15-69 fast (OCoLC)fst00004130
De vita Caesarum (Suetonius) fast (OCoLC)fst01358227
Emperors. fast (OCoLC)fst00908898
Rome (Empire) fast (OCoLC)fst01204885
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Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius 70-150 Otho gnd
Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius 70-150 Vitellius gnd
Kommentar gnd
Galba, Ser. Sulpicius, keizer van het Romeinse Rijk, c. 3 v. Chr-69 n. Chr. (NL-LeOCL)071511326 nta
Otho, M. Salvius, romeins keizer. (NL-LeOCL)111978246 nta
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Vitellius, (0015-0069; empereur romain) ram
Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius. Galba. swd
Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius. Otho. swd
Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius. Vitellius. swd
Monarchs
Roman Empire
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Early works. fast (OCoLC)fst01411636
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Alt Author Shotter, D. C. A. (David Colin Arthur)
Suetonius, approximately 69-approximately 122. De vita Caesarum. Liber 7. Latin. (Shotter)
Suetonius, approximately 69-approximately 122. De vita Caesarum. Liber 7. English. (Shotter)
Alt Title Lives of Galba, Otho & Vitellius
Galba, Otho and Vitellius
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