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Suetonius on the emperor

Subtitle:
studies in the representation of the emperor in the Caesars
Abstract:

A study of Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars as a gallery of portraits of Roman emperors. The object is to make sense of Suetonius' methods of depicting emperors as emperors and to ask what light is cast on contemporary perceptions of the role of the Emperor. In order to set the Caesars in context, the work is approached from three different angles, the literary, the social and the ideological.

The first part looks at the literary background of the Lives. Th...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Literae Humaniores
Publication date:
1980
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602324968
URN:
uuid:7055156f-9009-48c9-9457-934a352d30b0
Local pid:
td:602324968
Language:
English
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