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SUETONIUS: Lives of the Twelve Caesars (Abridged)

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.



Disc 1

  Lives of the Twelve Caesars
1.   Play with flash player Julius Caesar (Julius) 00:05:04
2.   Play with flash player While he was aedile… 00:05:09
3.   Play with flash player Having entered upon his consulship… 00:04:48
4.   Play with flash player During this period he lost his mother… 00:06:35
5.   Play with flash player As he thus stood… 00:04:44
6.   Play with flash player In all the civil wars… 00:05:18
7.   Play with flash player His stature is said to have been tall… 00:05:09
8.   Play with flash player In his expeditions, it is doubtful… 00:05:18
9.   Play with flash player The trespasses and delinquencies… 00:06:11
10.   Play with flash player But the act of his which aroused the greatest censure… 00:06:39
11.   Play with flash player In his last will, he named three heirs… 00:05:49
12.   Play with flash player Octavius Caesar Augustus (Augustus) 00:05:25
13.   Play with flash player Having entered into a confederacy… 00:04:36
14.   Play with flash player He conquered, partly in person… 00:04:45
15.   Play with flash player He divided the city into regions and districts… 00:03:10


Disc 2

  Lives of the Twelve Caesars
1.   Play with flash player He corrected many… 00:05:17
2.   Play with flash player For himself, he resolved to choose… 00:06:42
3.   Play with flash player In number, variety, and magnificence… 00:05:31
4.   Play with flash player He augmented the population of Italy… 00:05:53
5.   Play with flash player How much he was beloved… 00:05:15
6.   Play with flash player By Agrippa and Julia he had three grandsons… 00:04:21
7.   Play with flash player In the prime of his youth… 00:05:51
8.   Play with flash player He was by nature a very slight drinker of wine 00:04:35
9.   Play with flash player Eloquence and other liberal arts… 00:06:06
10.   Play with flash player His death, of which I shall now write… 00:04:51
11.   Play with flash player He died in the same bedroom… 00:03:04
12.   Play with flash player Caius Tiberius Nero Caesar (Tiberius) 00:05:54
13.   Play with flash player His first service in the wars… 00:05:28
14.   Play with flash player In this condition he continued almost two years… 00:05:12
15.   Play with flash player After two years he returned from Germany to Rome… 00:04:56


Disc 3

  Lives of the Twelve Caesars
1.   Play with flash player The cause of Tiberius’s long demur… 00:05:28
2.   Play with flash player By little and little he showed his princely majesty… 00:06:28
3.   Play with flash player All the while he was Emperor… 00:06:30
4.   Play with flash player His cruel and unpliable nature was apparent… 00:04:59
5.   Play with flash player In person he was heavy - set and powerful… 00:05:23
6.   Play with flash player Caius Caesar Caligula (Caligula) 00:05:28
7.   Play with flash player He accompanied his father… 00:05:07
8.   Play with flash player The Spintriae, those panderers to unnatural lusts… 00:06:22
9.   Play with flash player With all his sisters, he lived incestuously… 00:05:31
10.   Play with flash player He would not permit any to die quickly… 00:05:30
11.   Play with flash player He levied new taxes… 00:04:55
12.   Play with flash player In his march to Rome… 00:05:20
13.   Play with flash player By diligent practice… 00:06:52


Disc 4

  Lives of the Twelve Caesars
1.   Play with flash player Tiberius Claudius Drusus Caesar (Claudius) 00:05:17
2.   Play with flash player At length Caius Caligula, his brother’s son… 00:05:31
3.   Play with flash player In taking honours upon himself he was sparing… 00:05:13
4.   Play with flash player He was at all times most solicitous… 00:06:03
5.   Play with flash player In his early youth he was twice married… 00:05:22
6.   Play with flash player Being entirely enthralled by these freedmen… 00:04:55
7.   Play with flash player There arose no suspicion too absurd… 00:03:34
8.   Play with flash player In his youth, he attempted to write a history… 00:04:30
9.   Play with flash player Nero Claudius Caesar (Nero) 00:05:01
10.   Play with flash player He made profession that he would govern… 00:05:08
11.   Play with flash player Among the other liberal arts which he was taught… 00:04:04
12.   Play with flash player After this, he appeared at all the public games… 00:04:46
13.   Play with flash player Besides the unnatural abuse of freeborn boys… 00:03:41
14.   Play with flash player He commenced making a pond… 00:04:49


Disc 5

  Lives of the Twelve Caesars
1.   Play with flash player His mother being used… 00:05:00
2.   Play with flash player The twelfth day after the divorcement of Octavia… 00:05:04
3.   Play with flash player When he received word that Galba… 00:05:22
4.   Play with flash player But recovering from this violent mood… 00:06:59
5.   Play with flash player Servius Sulpicius Galba (Galba) 00:04:40
6.   Play with flash player For eight years he governed… 00:04:57
7.   Play with flash player A rumour had been raised before his arrival… 00:04:55
8.   Play with flash player As he was offering sacrifice… 00:05:50
9.   Play with flash player Marcus Salvius Otho (Otho) 00:04:45
10.   Play with flash player Upon the day fixed for the enterprise… 00:04:34
11.   Play with flash player My father, Suetonius Lenis… 00:03:58
12.   Play with flash player Aulus Vitellius (Vitellius) 00:05:21
13.   Play with flash player When news came to him… 00:04:28
14.   Play with flash player He was given to excessive feeding… 00:05:21
15.   Play with flash player He advised the senate to send ambassadors… 00:03:06


Disc 6

  Lives of the Twelve Caesars
1.   Play with flash player Tiberius Flavius Vespasianus Augustus (Vespasian) 00:05:41
2.   Play with flash player After the deaths of Nero and Galba… 00:05:58
3.   Play with flash player The city of Rome being much blemished… 00:05:38
4.   Play with flash player To all ranks of men he was most liberal 00:06:12
5.   Play with flash player Titus Flavius Vespasianus Augustus (Titus) 00:05:06
6.   Play with flash player Besides his cruelty… 00:06:09
7.   Play with flash player Titus Flavius Domitianus (Domitian) 00:04:24
8.   Play with flash player He exhibited naval fights… 00:05:27
9.   Play with flash player But he did not long continue… 00:04:58
10.   Play with flash player Becoming both hated and feared… 00:04:57
11.   Play with flash player He was killed in the forty - fifth year of his age… 00:04:27

Total Playing Time: 07:12:40






Author(s):
Suetonius

Reader(s):
Jacobi, Derek

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Biographies

Catalogue No: NA633912

Barcode: 9789626343395

Release Date: 05/2005

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