Lives of Famous Whores - a book lost in antiquity

I was reading the biography of 1st-century author Suetonius today, and noticed some amusing-sounding books written by him including “Lives of Famous Whores” and “Greek Terms of Abuse”. Sadly the former is completely lost, and the latter exists only in part, with no english translation. Suetonius sounds like an interesting character - he was dismissed by emperor Hadrian (form whom he acted as Emperial Secretary) for disrespectful behaviour towards Empress Vibia Sabina (whom Hadrian did not really like that much, according to most accounts). You can download Suetonius’ most well-known work “The Lives of the 12 Caesars” from project gutenburg.

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28/07/2011 12:59:36 AM