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The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius
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Nov 17, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: books-of-antiquity, all-time-favorites

No words. Each and every member of that "family" and ahherm non family who acquired that infamous title ceasar is such a massive wrecking case of extreams that I can't even begin to fathom that these men are real. Let alone contemplate what citizens must of thought of them in their day. Really? If Suetonius is to be belived how many of these men would in our day be catergorized as legally insane? I literally about fell out of my chair this weekend when I read that Nero had the gates blocked during his preformances and women were forced to bear children in the audience while listening to his work with the lyre. Its hysterical, and who is around to counter suetoniuses descriptions of these men? No one. Therefore he gets five stars because seriously this is the best ancient gossip column still in print.
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November 15, 2010 – Finished Reading
November 17, 2010 – Shelved
November 17, 2010 – Shelved as: books-of-antiquity
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Cassandra Kay Silva Oh no joke, I just cant' help but wondering what his music really sounded like. Some woman screaming in the background. Must have been epic.

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Marts  (Thinker) Best ancient gossip huh???

Cassandra Kay Silva Absolutely! Some of it is terribly serious, other bits are just silly.

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