The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Suetonius

Narrated By: Derek Jacobi

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

Date: May 2005

Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes

Summary:

Suetonius wrote his Lives of the Twelve Caesars in the reign of Vespasian around A. D. 70. He chronicled the extraordinary careers of Julius, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Vespasian and Domitian and the rest in technicolour terms. They presented some high and low times at the heart of the Roman Empire. The accounts provide us with perspicacious insights into the men as much as their reigns - and it was from Suetonius that subsequent writers such as Robert Graves drew so much of their material.

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  • Kaleb Leonard

    Very cut and dry. I kept losing track of what Cesar I was hearing about. If you want cut and dry facts then it isn't a bad book but I am sure there is more theatrical telling a of the books