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Title: Suetonius and his treatment of the Emperor Domitian's Favourable Accomplishments
Contributor(s): Adams, Geoffery (author)
Publication Date: 2005
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Suetonius has become one of the most influential and important ancient sources for our understanding of the socio-political climate in First Century Imperial Rome and the personalities of its emperors. However, he has illustrated in his texts a bias, often in a subtle manner that illustrates the historical and cultural aspectsof the literary climate during this period. One notable example is his Life of the Emperor Domitian, whichcorresponds well with the maturity of Suetonius’ writings by this time, but is also unique because of its con-struction and personal attributes, being the most recent imperial life written by Suetonius. This life illus-trates both the literary climate of this period (being clearly influenced by its Senatorial audience) as well as the damning and lasting impressions that the damnatio memoriae has had upon the historical sources on theEmperor Domitian.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Studia Humaniora Tartuensia, 6(A.3), p. 1-15
Publisher: Tartu Ulikooli
Place of Publication: Estonia
ISSN: 1406-6203
Field of Research (FOR): 210306 Classical Greek and Roman History
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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