1677 Rare Latin Book - The Lives of the Twelve Caesars by Suetonius - CAESARUM XII VITAE
Author : Suetonius. Daniel Hartnack.
Title : Caii Suetonii Tranquilli Caesarum XII. Vitae & alia quae extant : Cum M. Zuerii Boxhorni. Laev. Torrentii Is. Casauboni J. G. Graevii, aliorumque Notis & Observationibus praecipuis.
Language : Text in Latin
Publisher : Dresdæ : Sumptibus Joh. Christoph. Miethen, 1677.
Size : 5.5 " X 3.5 "
Pages : , 640,  pages.
Binding : Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (tight and clean, some foxing and staining - as shown).
Illustration: Including a nice frontis illustrated title page (lower outer margin repaired by a previous owner - as shown).
Estimate : (USD 250 - USD 325)
The book : Rare 17th century edition of De Vita Caesarum—translated as 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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