The Historical, Cultural and Critical Inquiry Cluster at the University of Newcastle (Australia) is pleased to announce the fifth paper in our 2021 seminar series, on Friday 21 May 2021 from 10-11am Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT+10). A Zoom link is below. Our presenter is:
Hugh Lindsay (University of Newcastle), Suetonius and characterisation: the contribution of ancestry and childhood to his Julio-Claudian lives.
This paper reviews how Suetonius uses ancestry and childhood to characterise the Julio-Claudian emperors in the Suetonian lives. The results are various. In some lives, ancestry provides a key to unfavourable characteristics, notably the Tiberius and the Nero, while in the Augustus hostile reports reveal important atmospherics both during and after his life. Childhood is similarly diverse, and depends on available sources. Few materials are available on Caesar or Augustus, but the child Tiberius and his successors Caligula, Claudius, and Nero suffer different difficulties, which to a degree are considered to shape their lives.
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Dr Sacha Davis
The University of Newcastle
University Drive, Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia