1667 Suetonius Twelve Caesars Julius Caesar Caligula Nero ROME French Portraits

SUETONIUS, Caius Tranquillus

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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 and valuable 1667 printing of Suetonius was translated into French Jean Baudoin and features 13 impressive engraved portraits for each emperor.

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1667 Suetonius Twelve Caesars Julius Caesar Caligula Nero ROME French Portraits

 

“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 and valuable 1667 printing of Suetonius was translated into French Jean Baudoin and features 13 impressive engraved portraits for each emperor.

Item number: #6288

Price: $499

SUETONIUS, Caius Tranquillus

Histoire des empereurs romains : avec leurs portraits en taille douce

A Paris : Chez Michel Bobin & Nicolas Le Gras …, 1667.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages

o   [10], 561, [1]

o   13 full-page plates

o   Signatures: pi² ã⁴ A-Z¹² 2A⁶.

  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6in X 3.75in (15cm x 9.5cm)

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6288

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Law & Government

Authors

SUETONIUS, Caius Tranquillus

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete