In his Lives of the Caesars
, this Roman historian recorded events during the reigns of the first 11 Roman emperors.
Here the author 'revisits' Suetonius' famous Lives of the Caesars
published in the early decades of the second century.
Ronnie Ancoua and Laurie Haight Keenan: "A Suetonius Reader: Selections from the Lives of the Caesars
and the Life of Horace" (9780865167162.
As Suetonius notes in The Lives of the Caesars
, "In the course of his sixteenth year [Caesar] lost his father" and became the man of the family, a potentially overwhelming responsibility for any teenager.
The origins of modern biography as a distinct genre lie with Plutarch's moralizing lives of prominent Greeks and Romans and Suetonius' gossipy lives of the Caesars
, which quote documentary sources.
Also from Bolchazy-Carducci for Latin studies is "A Suetonius Reader: Selections from the Lives of the Caesars
and the Life of Horace" focusing on the work of another writer of the classical times and how to better understand his works.