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Tiberius Nero Caesar Vol. 3: De vita Caesarum

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From Wikipedia: De vita Caesarum ("About the Life of the Caesars"), commonly known as The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The Twelve Caesars was considered very significant in antiquity and remains a primary source on Roman history.

In Volume 3 of De vita Caesarum Suetonius describes the early career of Tiberius, which included his command of several Roman armies in Germany. It was his leadership in these German campaigns that convinced Augustus to adopt Tiberius and to make him his heir.

After briefly mentioning military and administrative successes, Suetonius tells of perversion, brutality and vice and goes into depth to describe depravities he attributes to Tiberius. Despite the lurid tales, modern history looks upon Tiberius as a successful and competent emperor who at his death left the state treasury much richer than when his reign began. Thus Suetonius' treatment of the character of Tiberius, like Claudius, must be taken with a "pinch of salt."

Your order of Tiberius Nero Caesar Vol. 3: De vita Caesarum includes:

  1. Cover file
  2. About C. Suetonius Tranquillus. A .pdf document of the Preface from an updated translation with revisions and corrections published in 1889.
  3. Complete text of Vol. 3: De vita Caesarum in .epub format.

Note: The document is an .epub 3 file. The .epub 3 format allows for the fixed layout format needed for dual-language publishing. The document also includes interactive links to footnotes.

Additional Copyright Notice: Both the Latin original and the English translation are in the public domain.