From the dignified grace of Augustus to the cruel debauchery of Nero, this history chronicles all the vices and virtues of the first 12 rulers of Imperial Rome. The Twelve Caesars was written based on the information of eyewitnesses and public records. It conveys a very accurate picture of court life in Rome and contains some of the raciest and most salacious material to be found in all of ancient literature.The writing is clear, simple and easy to understand, and the numerous anecdotes of juicy scandal, bitter court intrigue, and murderous brigandage easily hold their own against the most spirited content of today's tabloids.More
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A pleasure to read...
Someone who is not annoyed by the pompous narrator, who is American but tries to apparently tries to speak Queen's English.
Suetonius's work is supposed to be great, but I couldn't tell because the narrator made it painful to listento.
He removed all quality and turned the experience into torture for my ears and brain. It's like having Niles Crane inside your head.