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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|
|Subjects||History, biography, oratory|
|Literary movement||Silver Age of Latin|
|Notable work(s)||The Lives of the Twelve Caesars|
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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