[69-after 122 CE]
scholar from the class of knights. Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus was a
friend of Pliny the younger, secretary to the emperor Hadrian & keeper of
the imperial archives (117-121 CE).
Few ancient authors were in a better
position to report on imperial Rome. Although Suetonius tended to accept
rumors as fact, his works are a primary source for later authors to derive
biographical information about the Caesars & Roman
[Edition used: Suetonius. The Lives of
the Caesars (in Loeb Classical Library: Suetonius vols. 1-2). Ed.
J.C. Rolfe. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928.]
on the World of Jesus
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