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Suetonius : 

[Editorial commentary on Macaulay's reading]: "His manuscript notes extend through the long range of Greek authors from Hesiod to Athenaeus, and of Latin authors from Cato the Censor, - through Livy, and Sallust, and Tacitus, and Aulus Gellius, and Suetonius, -down to the very latest Augustan histories."

Century: 1800-1849 / 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Babington Macaulay      Print: Book


Suetonius : Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797

'Walk out with Shelley. he reads Suetonius all day'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Percy Bysshe Shelley      Print: Book


Suetonius : [unknown]

'I have read since I saw you Burke's works, some books of Homer, Suetonius, a great deal of agricultural reading, Godwin's "Enquirer", and a great deal of Adam Smith. As I have scarcely looked at a book for five years, I am rather hungry'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Sydney Smith      Print: Book


Suetonius : [unknown]

'Suetonius is finished and S. begins the Historia Augustana'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Percy and Mary Shelley     Print: Book


Suetonius : [unknown]

'Read Suetonius and finish Anna St Ives'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Shelley      Print: Book


Caius Suetonius Tranquillus : Opera omnia

"July 19 1909. Ah me. I was reading this soon after dear little Paul died." [Paul = grandson of George Otto Trevelyan.]. This after a section of Caligula "quorum dou infantes adhuc rapti, unus jam puerascens." "Dec 16th 1916 Lloyd George called on to form a government." Many marginal notes copied from Lord Macaulay's own copy of the book: "The marks on the outer margin, and the notes signed M, are copied from Macaulay's Bipontine edition. He does not seem to have regularly marked the Octavius."

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: George Otto Trevelyan      Print: Book


Suetonius : De Vita Caesarum [the Twelve Caesars]

[List of books read to Sir Thomas Browne by Elizabeth Lyttelton]. Headed in commonplace book: 'The books which my daughter Elizabeth hath read unto me at nights till she read ym all out'. The books are: 'all Plutarch's Lives, folio; all the Turkish historie, folio ; all the three added of ye Turkish emperours by Rycaut, fol.; all Rycaut's books of ye Turks, fol; all Baker's Cronicle of England, fol; all ye history of China by Semedo, fol; all the history of Josephus, fol; all fox his book of Martyrs, fol; all the Travills of Olearius & Mandelilo, fol; all the Travells of Taverniere, fol; all the Travells of Petrus della valle, fol; all the Travells of Vincent Le Blanck, fol; all the Travells of Pinto, fol; all the Travells of Gage, fol; the Travells of Terre, octavo; all the Historie of the life of Monsieur d' Espernoon, fol; all the historie of naples, fol; all the historie of Venice, fol; all the historie of Queen Elizabeth by Camden, fol; all the history of Herodian, fol; all the history of Procopius, fol; all Sands his Travells, fol; all Olaus Magnus of the Northern Countrys, fol; all Camerarius his observations, fol; all Suetonius of the Twelve Caesars, fol; all appians warrs, fol; all Speed's Cronicle to the life of King James, fol; So some parts of Purchas his Relations; some hundreds of Sermons. Many other Books, Treatises, discourses of severall Kinds, which may amount unto halfe the quantety of halfe the books in folio, which are before set down.'

Century: 1600-1699 / 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Lyttelton      Print: Book


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