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A bust of Suetonius in the Capitoline Museums, Rome
Born Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus
c. 69 AD
Died After c. 122 AD
Occupation Secretary, historian
Genres Biography
Subjects History, biography, oratory
Literary movement Silver Age of Latin
Notable work(s) The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, commonly known as Suetonius; (c. 69 – after 122 AD), was a Roman historian who wrote during the early Imperial era of the Roman Empire.

His most important surviving work is a set of biographies of twelve successive Roman rulers, from Julius Caesar to Domitian, entitled De Vita Caesarum. Other works by Suetonius concern the daily life of Rome, politics, oratory, and the lives of famous writers, including poets, historians, and grammarians. A few of these books have partially survived, but many have been lost.

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