The Caesars (Google eBook)

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Hackett Publishing, 2011 - Emperors - 432 pages
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"Donna Hurley has done a sterling job in providing us with both an Introduction to Suetonius and a translation of The Caesars that we can confidently recommend to students. Her Introduction summarizes a complex topic succinctly and is informative without being overwhelming, set at an ideal level for the student and intelligent enthusiast. Her translation is accurate and contemporary. Her primary goal is faithfulness to the original, which she achieves, but at the same time she recognizes the need to make her text clear, entertaining, and comprehensible to the modern reader, and she strikes exactly the right balance." --Anthony Barrett, Emeritus, University of British Columbia

 

"Hurley, who has written extensively and with authority on Suetonius, knows her author and his text thoroughly, and her Introduction to them is a model of presentation. Annotation (footnotes, not endnotes) is concise and to the point; essential background is gracefully sketched in a preliminary section on Roman institutions; maps and plans are clear and full. This thoughtful concern for the reader's needs justifies confidence in the translation itself: for its combination of accuracy, clarity, and readability, it is the best." --Edward Champlin, Princeton University
  

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User Review  - stillatim - LibraryThing

Accurate? Probably not. Entertaining? Yes. It's hard to believe that the emperors who weren't popular with the aristocrats or senate, but were popular with the people, were the only ones with truly ... Read full review

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User Review  - drmaf - LibraryThing

The Roman equivalent of Hollywood Babylon. Gossipy and scandalous, all the juicy, salacious details of the private lives of Rome's first 12 emperors. Suetonius was an archivist during the reign of ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
vii
Introduction
ix
Rome and Its Institutions
xxxii
Suggestions for Further Reading
xlvii
Chronology of Major Events
l
Maps
liv
The Caesars
lxi
Family Trees
349
Glossary
353
Index of Historical Names
359
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Donna W. Hurley has taught at Columbia, Princeton, and Rutgers universities. She is the author of articles on Roman historical subjects and of two commentaries on Suetonius: An Historical and Historiographical Commentary of Suetonius' Life of C. Caligula (Scholars Press, 1993) and Suetonius: Dims Claudius (Cambridge University Press, 2001).

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