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Suetonius the Biographer: Studies in Roman Lives

Tristan Power and Roy K. Gibson


This book is the first full book of essays on Suetonius to be published in English. It redirects focus on the author to his task as a biographer, and to the way in which his unique interests and style inform his Lives. The book begins with an introduction that assesses the originality of Suetonius as a writer and situates the essays within the context of debates and controversies over his biographical form. It is then divided into three parts, each of which contains a variety of perspectives. The first discusses formal features of Suetonian biography, such as his literary techniques, manners o ... More

Keywords: Suetonius, biography, Roman Empire, narrative, closure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199697106
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697106.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tristan Power, editor

Roy K. Gibson, editor
Professor of Latin, University of Manchester