manifesting in this a more seared and callous conscience than even Nero himself; of whom we are told by Suetonius
, "that the consciousness of his guilt, after the death of his mother, became immediately intolerable, and so continued; nor could all the congratulations of the soldiers, of the senate, and the people, allay the horrors of his conscience.
Remember that I have the right to do anything to anybody," he told his grandmother, according to Suetonius
It is more likely, though, that Mussolini's codex aimed to provide future historians with a source that might differ from the systematic denigration of the regime that, as Tacitus and Suetonius
witness and the Duce knew, is typical post mortem dictatoris; indeed, Fascism did not express any doctrine comparable to the Nazi "Tausendjahriges Reich.
The site at Parsons Hill where Boudicca may have been buried fits many of the facts known about the scene of the showdown between Suetonius
Paulinus and his 10,000 troops and the 200,000 rebels led by Boudicca.
He finds the collections wholly fictitious and representing allusions to other literary works--Ammianus Marcellinus, Saint Jerome, and Suetonius
, respectively, posits the identification of these allusions as one of the primary purposes for which the work was created.
The Romans, led by Gaius Suetonius
, were massively out-numbered, with some historians giving figures of 10,000 against 230,000.
But led by ruthless general Suetonius
Paulinus, they managed to cross the Strait where they embarked upon a savage attack, sparing neither women nor children.
In creating his pageant of Jewish Rome, Spiro can draw on the Roman histories of Tacitus and Suetonius
, the Jewish writings of Josephus and Philo, and the Christian New Testamentin addition to the Talmud, which preserves many features of Second Temple-era Jewish life.
59, 157pp) by Yasuko Taoka (Associate Professor of Classics, Southern Illinois University--Carbondale) features selections taken from Horace, Lucretius, Seneca, Suetonius
, and Tacitus.
Not coincidentally, the two fundamental sources of the Roman imperial historiography, Tacitus (Annals) and Suetonius
(Lives of the Caesars), mirror Nero's biography, one in terms of the crime (Tacitus: "The first murder that begins the new principality was the death of Junius Silanus, Asia proconsul), the other through the histrionics destiny (Suetonius
arranges Nero's coming on stage in the biographical scene through a double goal: the solar, anticipating the solar Neronian theocracy through the birth under the first rays of the day, and buffoonery of the baptism.
Oh dear, he said as the number of Johns, Karens, Colins and Andrews totted up, "have we no great names such as Coriolanus, Suetonius
or suchlike amongst us?
Based on the author's Ask the Ancients column for her local paper, this volume contains advice from ancient authors like Plutarch, Cicero, Suetonius
, Seneca, Herodotus, Thucydides, and Homer regarding 52 questions related to career and work, health and beauty, food and fun, lifestyles, human relations, sociopolitical issues, government, morals and ethics, metaphysical topics, and ultimate questions like life after death, suicide, and the universe.