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C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Nero (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 57 (search)
He died in the thirty-second year of his age, A. U. C. 821 -- A. D. 69. upon the same day on which he had formerly put Octavia to death; and the public joy was so great upon the occasion, that the common people ran about the city with caps upon their heads. Some, however, were not wanting, who for a long time decked his tomb with spring and summer flowers. Sometimes they placed his image upon the rostra, dressed in robes of state; at another, they published proclamations in his name, as if he were still alive, and would shortly return to Rome, and take vengeance on all his enemies. Vologesus, king of the Parthians, when he sent ambassadors to the senate to renew his alliance with the Roman people, earnestly requested that due honour should be paid to the memory of Nero; and, to conclude, when, twenty years afterwards, at which time I was a young man, We have here one of the incidental notices which are so valuable in an historian, as connecting him with the times of which he writes.
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Divus Titus (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 5 (search)
ed back upon the road; and going to consult the oracle of Venus at Paphos about his voyage, he received assurances of obtaining the empire for himself. These hopes were speedily strengthened, and being left to finish the reduction of Judea, in the final assault of Jerusalem, he slew seven of its defenders, with the like number of arrows, and took it upon his daughter's birth-day.Jerusalem was taken, sacked, and burnt, by Titus, after a two years' siege, on the 8th of September, A U. C. 821, A. D. 69; it being the Sabbath. It was in the second year of the reign of Vespasian, when the emperor was sixty years old, and Titus himself, as he informs us, thirty. For particulars of the siege, see Josephus, De Bell. Jud. vi. and vii.; Hegesippus, Excid. Hierosol. v.; Dio, lxvi.; Tacitus Hist. v.; Orosius, vii. 9. So great was the joy and attachment of the soldiers, that, in their congratulations, they unanimously saluted him by the title of Emperor;For the sense in which Titus was saluted wit
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Agricola (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 7 (search)
In the course of the following year (A. D. 69), a dreadful misfortune happened in his family, and proved to him a severe stroke of affliction. A descent, from Otho's fleet, which roved about in quest of depredation, was made on the coast of Liguria. The freebooters plundered the city of Intemelium, and in their fury, murdered Agricola's mother, then residing upon her own estate. They laid waste her lands, and went off with a considerable booty. Agricola set out immediately to pay the last tribute of filial piety, and being informed on his way, that Vespasian aspired to the imperial dignity, he declared at once in favour of that party. In the beginning of the new reign, the government of Rome, and the whole administration, centred in Mucianus, Dornitian being, at that time, too young for business, and from the elevation of his father claiming no other privilege than that of being debauched and profligate without control. Agricola was despatched to raise new levies. He executed that com
ine being in great request. This species of luxury, too, is daily on the increase, a single cup, which would hold no more than three sextarii, having been purchased at the price of seventy thousand sesterces. A person of consular rank, who some years"Ante hos annos." Sillig is of opinion that the reading here should be "L. Annius," and that L. Annius Bassus, who was Consul suffectus in the year 70 A.D., is the person referred to; or possibly, T. Arrius Antoninus, who was Consul suffectus, A.D. 69. ago used to drink out of this cup, grew so passionately fond of it, as to gnaw its edges even, an injury, however, which has only tended to enhance its value: indeed there is now no vessel in murrhine that has ever been estimated at a higher figure than this. We may form some opinion how much money this same personage swallowed up in articles of this description, from the fact that the number of them was so great, that, when the Emperor Nero deprived his children of them, and they were exp
M. W. MacCallum, Shakespeare's Roman Plays and their Background, Introduction, chapter 3 (search)
had as his acquaintances or auditors several of the most distinguished men in Rome, among them Mestrius Florus, a table companion of Vespasian, Sosius Senecio, the correspondent of Pliny, and that Arulenus Rusticus afterwards put to death by Domitian, who on one occasion would not interrupt a lecture of Plutarch's to read a letter from the Emperor; that he traversed Italy as far north as Ravenna, where he saw the bust of Marius, and even as Bedriacum, where he inspected the battlefields of 69 A.D. But though Plutarch loved travel and sight-seeing, and though he was fully alive to the advantages of a great city, with its instructive society and its collections of books, his heart was in his native place, and he returned to settle there. I my selfe, he says, dwelle in a poore little towne, and yet doe remayne there willingly, least it should become lesse.Life of Demosthenes And in point of fact he seems henceforth only to have left it for short excursions to various parts of Gr
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, AUGUSTUS, DIVUS, TEMPLUM (search)
131). Everywhere in Latin literature this temple is called templum Augusti or divi Augusti, except in Martial (iv. 53. 2) and Suetonius (Tib. 74), where it is templum novum, a name which was evidently given to the building at once, for it occurs in the Acta Arvalia from 36 A.D. on (CIL vi. 32346, 10; 2041, 5; 2042a, 28; 2051, 14), as well as the variant templum divi Augusti novum (2028e, 12; 2044c, 5; 32345; also vi. 8704). Once we find templum divi Augusti et divae Augustae (vi. 4222). In 69 A.D. an aedes Caesarum was struck by lightning (Suet. Galba I: tacta de caelo Caesarum aede capita omnibus simul statuis deciderunt, Augusti etiam sceptrum e manibus excussum est), and may perhaps be identified with this temple of Augustus (HJ 80). In connection with the temple Tiberius seems to have erected a library, BIBLIOTHECA TEMPLI NOVI or TEMPLI AUGUSTI (q.v.). Over this temple Caligula built his famous bridge to connect the Palatine and Capitoline hills (Suet. Cal. 22: super templum divi
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, BALINEUM BOLANI (search)
BALINEUM BOLANI mentioned only in Not. in Region I. It was perhaps built by M. Vettius Bolanus, consul some time before 69 A.D., whose interest in real estate and building is shown by the fact that he owned an insula in Trastevere, and restored a shrine to the Bona Dea (CIL vi. 65-67).The lettering of these inscriptions is against the attribution to his son, consul ordinarius in 111 A.D.; see Pros. iii. 411. 323 3234. The date is given as 116 A.D., in CIL cit. and as 110 in HJ 640; but see CIL vi. 222, 691.
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, BONA DEA (search)
BONA DEA a shrine of Bona Dea, which stood a little north of the present church of S. Cecilia in Trastevere, known only from certain inscriptions found in the neighbourhood. One (CIL vi. 65) records the restoration of a sacrum Bonae Deae by M. Vettius Bolanus. consul c. 69 A.D. (cf. BALINEUM BOLANI); another (67) the erection of a simulacrum in tutelam insulae Bolani, and the gift of an aedes to Bona Dea restituta or restitutrix, by a certain Cladus who also made another present of some kind to the goddess (CIL vi. 66). Nothing further is known of this shrine (cf. CIL vi. 75; BC 1905, 349; NS 1905, 270; HJ 639-640; RE iii. 690; Gilb. ii. 177; iii. 445).
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, INSULA BOLANI (search)
INSULA BOLANI a lodging house belonging to M. Vettius Bolanus (CIL vi. 67), consul before 69 A.D. It was in Region XIV, west of the pons Aemilius, and a little north of the church of S. Cecilia (cf. AEDES BONAE DEAE, BALINEUM BOLANI; and see LA 218).
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, IULIUS, DIVUS, AEDES (search)
Dio xlvii. 18). From the evidence of coins, A coin (Cohen, Aug. 122; BM. Rep. ii. p. 14, 4356-7; Aug. 63) which Hilsen (HC 61) refers to the curia, is thought to represent this temple by Mattingly (BM. p. cxxiii, n. 4) but without good reason. the temple was restored by Hadrian (Cohen, Hadrien 416-419, 1388), but the existing architectural fragments belong entirely to the original structure (Toeb. i. 5). It had the right of asylum (Cass. Dio xlvii. 19), and the Arval Brethren met there in 69 A.D. (Act. Arv. a. 69, Febr. 26, CIL vi. 2051, 55). A considerable part of the foundations, already uncovered (LS ii. 197), and the evidence of the coins of Hadrian, enabled Richter in 1889 to reconstruct the temple in its main lines (Jahr. d. Inst. 1889, 137-162; Ant. Denkmiler i. 27, 28), and additional information was given by the excavations of 1898-1899 (CR 1899, 185, 466; Mitt. 1902, 61-62; 1905, 75-76; BC 1903, 81-83; Atti 563-566). The temple consisted of two parts, a rectangular platfor
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