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  Suetonius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Suetonius was a close friend to Senator and Historian Pliny the Younger.
Suetonius later on, became in favor with Hadrian and returned to his position, due to various reform changes.
Suetonius made one reference to "Chrestus", which may refer to "Christ".
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 Gaius Suetonius Paulinus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Suetonius brought Mona to terms and marched along the Roman road of Watling Street to Londinium (London), the rebels' next target, but judged he did not have the numbers to defend the city and ordered it evacuated.
Suetonius reinforced his army with legionaries and auxiliaries from Germania and conducted punitive operations against any remaining pockets of resistance, but this proved counterproductive.
Suetonius was captured by Vitellius and obtained a pardon by claiming that he had deliberately lost the battle for Otho, although this was almost certainly untrue.
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 Oxford World's Classics Magazine
Suetonius presents us with shocking accounts of Caligula's plan to make his horse consul and of Nero singing while Rome burned, as well as with edifying descriptions of Augustus' splendid redevelopment of the city of Rome and Titus' decision to put the state before his love for Berenice.
Suetonius offers little in the way of chronological narrative and it would be rash to rely on the factual accuracy of the stories he tells about the Caesars.
Suetonius aims to give his readers insights into the characters of individual Caesars through a wide variety of means, including, for instance, descriptions of their physical appearance (thought by ancient physiognomists to be a clear index of character).
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 C. Suetonius Tranquillus
Caius Suetonius Tranquillus was born in the province of Africa, in Hippo Regius, near modern 'Annaba in northeast Algeria.
It is possible that Suetonius was involved in the organization of the new libraries at the Forum of Trajan, which were opened to the public in 112 but probably not finished until the end of the reign of Trajan (in 117).
Suetonius must have accompanied the emperor on his first tour through the provinces: along the Rhine to Germania Inferior, and across the North Sea to Britain, where Suetonius must have witnessed the laying of the foundation stone of Hadrian's wall.
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Suetonius later (c.14) neglects to mention Nero’s fifth consulship in 68, presumably because it was a suffect consulship.
Suetonius surely uses the words ‘edicto coercere’ in their technical sense; yet it is possible that he is confused about the exact form of Augustus' reprimand.
Suetonius considers pietas as piety towards the religion of the family and of the state; according to imperial ideology, the princeps also displayed it by looking after the interests of the people like a good paterfamilias with his family.
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 BBC - History - Gaius Suetonius Paulinus (first century AD)
Suetonius was appointed governor of Britain in the year 58, by which time the area south-east of a line between the Wash and the Severn estuary was settled under Roman domination.
The main force used by Suetonius for pushing his borders forward was that of the Fourteenth and Twentieth legions, centred on Chester.
Suetonius engaged in war against the Ordovices in Wales, and was attacking the Druids in Anglesey at the start of the campaign season of 61.
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 Station Information - Suetonius on Jesus
It is thus noteworthy that Suetonius spelled "Christian" correctly.
The interpretations are endless and the consensus seems to be that the issue is open.
Suetonius was writing later than Tacitus and may have been influenced by the latter.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Twelve Caesars (Penguin Classics): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Suetonius became a scribe and noted secretary to the military set, eventually ending up in the service of Hadrian, who was emperor from A.D. He was dismissed for 'indiscreet behaviour' with Hadrian's empress, Sabina, but not before doing sufficient research to complete many books of a historical nature.
Suetonius is in many ways more of a reporter than an historian--he would record conflicting statements without worrying about the reconciliation (this set him apart from Tacitus and other classical historians who tried to find a consistency in stories and facts.
Suetonius held nothing back in writing about the personal habits of the emperors and their families, nor did he hold back in his moral judgement of them.
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 Emblematic Scenes in Suetonius' Vitellius
Testimony to the effectiveness of Suetonius' portrait in the De Vita Caesarum of an indigent and gluttonous Vitellius is the continued vitality of that portrait, both in antiquity and beyond: Vitellius assumes pride of place among the villains in the dread catalogue of the Caesars, beside Tiberius, Caligula, and, especially, Nero.
Suetonius' representation of Vitellius in these scenes makes him out to be ludicrous, vulgar, and inept, thereby deflating their normally laudatory official qualities.
Accordingly, Suetonius in his remarks about the reign proper (12) first mentions that Vitellius' advisors were people of the lowest sort: actors, chariot drivers, and the freedman Asiaticus, with whom he had had relations since boyhood; Vitellius was very much in his element among such base people.
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Suetonius was himself a scholasticus and a man of public standing, secretary a studiis, a bibliothecis and ab epistulis; it was in his lifetime that professional grammatici and rhetores 'acquired a clearly articulated and acknowledged place at the centre of the elite culture more generally' (xxix).
A second focus is on Suetonius' own working methods: K examines his critical and scholarly language (illustrated with abundant parallels from the Lives of the emperors), methods of reasoning and deduction, and sources of information.
There being no earlier biographies of these figures to draw on, Suetonius gathered his information by excerpting primary sources, often accumulating data on the grammatici while reading through biographies of poets, orators, etc. for his lives of other categories of uiri illustres (for the rhetores there were some sources--though K argues, plausibly [App.
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 Haile: What Shall We Call the Emperor?: Naming in Suetonius's Life of C. Caligula
Suetonius carefully uses four episodes of naming to divide the Life into discrete sections and give strength to the false appearance of chronology.
Suetonius uses this episode to show how much like the mutinous soldiers this boy is by pointing out that only he could calm the mutiny.
Suetonius avoids naming the emperor outside of these episodes; all other uses of 'Gaius' come as he reports the stories, sayings, or motivations of others.
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 Gore Vidal : "Robert Graves and the Twelve Caesars"
Graves has given us The Twelve Caesars of Suetonius in a good, dry, no-nonsense style; and, pleasantly enough, the Ancient Mother of Us All is remarkable only by her absence, perhaps a subtle criticism of an intensely masculine period in history.
Suetonius was born in AD 69, the year of the three Caesars Galba, Otho, Vitellius; and he grew up under the Flavians: Vespasian, Titus, Domitian, whom he deals with as contemporaries.
Like his fellow historians from Livy to the stuffy but interesting Dion Cassius, Suetonius was a political reactionary to whom the old Republic was the time of virtue and the Empire, implicitly, was not.
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 Encyclopedia: Suetonius on Jesus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (75 AD – 160 AD), commonly known simply as Suetonius, was a Roman writer.
A statue of Emperor Claudius Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar Drusus (August 1, 10 BC - October 13, 54), originally known as Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus, was the fourth Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, ruling from January 24th 41 to his death in 54.
Suetonius was an administrator working as a secretary to the emperor Hadrian.
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 Suetonius and the reign of Tiberius: a comparison with other sources
Suetonius Tranquillus was an equestrian and had a career that was more scholarly than military,[3] but he still achieved high administrative posts under Trajan and Hadrian.
Suetonius is the author with the greatest amount of varying stories on Tiberius’ death.
Suetonius and Dio are hostile as well, but Suetonius offers a wider treatment of Tiberius’ qualities than the other two later authors.
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Suetonius' readers are not, of course, privy to the thoughts of the subject but are instead treated to the same observations that equals and underlings may have observed.
Suetonius' intentions are descriptive; he appears to harbor no pretensions toward the normative.
Suetonius held several court appointments, and these lucky posts probably allowed him to handle documents and hear oral histories that he could later use in his writings.
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 The Roman historian Suetonius
Suetonius was a Roman historian and an official under the emperor Hadrian.
Punishment by Nero was inflicted on the Christians, a class of men given to a new and mischievous superstition.
Although Suetonius does not provide direct historical evidence for Christ, he does provide evidence for the existence of a significant Christian community in the capital of the empire by the 60s AD (i.e.
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 Suetonius - Penguin Group (USA) Authors - Penguin Group (USA)
He was probably born in AD 69—the famous ‘year of the four Emperors’—when his father, a Roman knight, served as a colonel in a regular legion and took part in the Battle of Betriacum.
From the letters of Suetonius’ close friend Pliny the Younger we learn that he practiced briefly at the bar, avoided political life, and became chief secretary to the Emperor Hadrian (AD 117-38).
Suetonius seems to have lived to a good age and probably died around the year AD 140.
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 RLST 133: Suetonius and Tacitus on the Christians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Suetonius was a well-known and highly educated writer of the early second century.
In both contexts, Suetonius is discussing civil uprising in the city of Rome in which Christians are implicated (the relevant passages are highlighted).
Under him, many offenses were severely put down, and no fewer new ones established: a limit to luxurious spending; public feasts restricted to food distribution; forbidden was any cooked food in the taverns, except for legumes and vegetables, even though previously every sort of little side dish was offered forth.
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 Alibris: Suetonius
Suetonius composed his material from a variety of sources, without much concern for their reliability.
The Latin text, with introduction and commentary, of the biography of the emperor Claudius by Suetonius.
Lawyer and for a time private secretary to the emperor Hadrian, Suetonius was a knowledgeable and diligent collector of facts about his world.
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 suetonius myth
before Suetonius deals with the death of Drusilla, and not immed­iately after it, as Strauss implies.~ It is true that Drusilla’s death caused Caligula considerable distress—since he loved her far more than the other sisters with whom he is accused by Suetonius of living in habitual incest.
Thus for Suetonius Caligula’s madness is physiological and in no way results from the death of Drusilla, and secondly is independent of his moral depravity.
As presented by Suetonius, a macabre Homer of Roman biography, the myths of Tiberius, Nero, Caligula, and the rest have almost the same power of evocation in the modern consciousness as the myths of the participants in the Trojan War.
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Suetonius (69-135 C.E.) served as private secretary and imperial librarian to the emperor Hadrian.
Unlike Plutarch, whose biographies were meant to provide moral examples, Suetonius includes both the great deeds of the emperors, as well as reports of their scandalous private behaviors.
First, his goal was not to glorify the individual emperor, but to glorify Roman power and genius in general.
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 The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, by C. Suetonius Tranquillus;
The Translation of Alexander Thomson, M.D. Revised and corrected by T.Forester, Esq., A.M. Suetonius Tranquillus was the son of a Roman knight who commanded a legion, on the side of Otho, at the battle which decided the fate of the empire in favour of Vitellius.
When we stop to gaze in a museum or gallery on the antique busts of the Caesars, we perhaps endeavour to trace in their sculptured physiognomy the characteristics of those princes, who, for good or evil, were in their times masters of the destinies of a large portion of the human race.
He informs us in his Preface, that a version of Suetonius was with him only a secondary object, his principal design being to form a just estimate of Roman literature, and to elucidate the state of government, and the manners of the times; for which the work of Suetonius seemed a fitting vehicle.
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Although it is possible that H.'s original text had to be reduced for the purposes of publication, one might still have expected her to treat these kinds of issues more fully than she has: the title is not quite borne out by the text of the commentary.
While it may be significant that Suetonius uses the same verb (excogitare `think up', `devise') three times in connection with the same event, there is no reason to suppose that there is anything positive about his view of it: several other uses of this verb by Suetonius refer to obviously reprehensible behaviour (e.g.
But `irony' is an elusive concept, and her observations on the use of this device imply (refreshingly) a greater subtlety in Suetonius' writing than is usually perceived by his critics.
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 Is Mel Gibson a modern day Suetonius?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An imperial official himself, Suetonius is one of our best historical sources for the period, despite his tendency to mix rumor and fact.
The quote from Suetonius that Powys uses is about Augustus from chapter 82 of the Twelve Emperors: The live of the Caesars.
And as a modern day Suetonius, Gibson has taken a rather humble story passed down by "rumour" and exploited it across the screen.
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