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1

Nature of Sources

Suetonius

Type of source

Biography (includes habits and appearance)

100 years after Aug. (No censorship)

Not Historian (doesnt delve too deep to resource)

Entertainment/Gossip

2

Nature of Sources

Suetonius

What discussed

Inclusion of others where Aug. Only speak of himself
|_> allows to question Aug. Monopolising claims

3

Nature of Sources

Suetonius

How ordered?

Not chronological

Difficult to get full image

Lack of development over time

4

Nature of Sources

Suetonius

Biased?

Hirtius and Pansa (adds fuel to fire) after Mutina

Entertaining as well as informing

Gives pros and cons

5

Nature of Sources

Suetonius

Reliability

Would have read Aug will

AD121 made Advisor to Hadrian
|_> dismissed in AD122 for neglect of duty

Experienced (12 Caesars)

Checked truth when possible

Access to Imperial Libraries
|_> controlled library

6

Nature of Sources

RG

Type of sources

Propaganda
|_> to public on bronze pillars of Mausoleum

Likely revised before death

7

Nature of Sources

RG

What discussed?

His own role
|_> SUET mentions others

A lot about Rome
|_> SUET wider image

8

Nature of Sources

RG

How ordered?

Not chronolgical
|_> difficult to get full image

Lack of development over time

9

Nature of Sources

RG

Biased?

Leaves out small details (NOTHING NEGATIVE)
|_> stops in 2BC

Twists truth ''Senate enrolled me as consul''
|_> truth marched on Rome in 43BC with 8 legions - 3 legions defected

Bound to be

10

Nature of Sources

RG

Reliability

Includes facts (but consider need to glorify)

Never reflects badly

Contemporary