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Essay heading: Suetonius "The Twelve Caesars"
 
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Suetonius has given me a better understanding of the Caesars and Rome. The two Caesars that caught my attention the most were Augustus and Gaius. These two represent a stark contrast between the rulers f Rome. One was a visionary and a leader, the other was an insane megalomaniac. Suetonius did a good job of describing not only the men and their actions, but how these actions affected the Romans and the world...
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All of the men were important and influential, but Suetonius' description of these two captured my attention. What impressed me most about the book was the incredible detail he used to describe people, places, events, and things. As I said, some people may find all this detail to be tedious. I however think that it was important to have such details to paint an accurate picture of ancient Rome...
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