1671 Rare Latin Book - Lives of the Twelve Caesars & other notes by Suetonius - Cum Notationibus Diversorum.
Title : Caius Suetonius Tranquillus. Cum annotationibus diversorum. Collectanea de vita et scriptis Suetonii Tranquilli.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher : Amsterodami [Amsterdam]: Typis Danielis Elzevirii 1671.
Size : 5 " X 3 ".
Pages : 369-(13) pages.
Binding: Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Good content (tight, some light foxing and staining throughout - as shown, name of a previous owner on the first endpaper).
Illustrations: Complete with the nice illustrated title page.
Estimate : (USD 250 - USD 300)
The book: Rare 17th-century edition of the works of Suetonius including The Life of the Caesars although a more common English title is The Lives of the Twelve Caesars or simply The Twelve Caesars— The Twelve Caesars, probably written in Hadrian's time, is a collective biography of the Roman Empire's first leaders, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. The book was dedicated to Suetonius' friend Gaius Septicius Clarus, a prefect of the Praetorian Guard in 119. The work tells the tale of each Caesar's life according to a set formula: the descriptions of appearance, omens, family history, quotes, and then a history are given in a consistent order for each Caesar.
The author: Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, commonly known as Suetonius (c. 69 – after 122 AD), was a Roman historian belonging to the equestrian order who wrote during the early Imperial era of the Roman Empire.
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