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  1. Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, a.d. 75–150, Roman historian.

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How to use Suetonius in a sentence

  • Since Suetonius and Plutarch, such are the paltry interpretations which it has pleased people to give to the noblest actions.

    History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2 | Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
  • He is reading Suetonius, which he already knows by heart—so full of the cruelties and licentiousness of imperial Rome.

  • There were not many notes in the Suetonius, nor in the Carlyle Revolution, though these were among the volumes he read oftenest.

  • Under Suetonius Paulinus the domination over this portion of Britain was extended and ultimately rendered complete.

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  • Tacitus narrates how Vespasian cured a blind man by spitting on him, and the story is repeated by Suetonius.

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British Dictionary definitions for Suetonius


/ (swiːˈtəʊnɪəs) /

  1. full name Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. 75–150 ad, Roman biographer and historian, whose chief works were Concerning Illustrious Men and The Lives of the Caesars (from Julius Caesar to Domitian)

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