Aeolus.He alludes to the Odyssey, X. 21:
kei=non ga\r tami/hn a)ne/mwn poi/hse *kroni/wn. What then? We must make the best use that
we can of the things which are in our power, and use the
rest according to their nature. What is their nature
then? As God may please.
Must I then alone have my head cut off? What, would
you have all men lose their heads that you may be consoled?
Will you not stretch out your neck as LateranusPlautius Lateranus, consul-elect, was charged with being engaged
in Piso's conspiracy against Nero. He was hurried to execution
without being allowed to see his children; and though the tribune
who executed him was privy to the plot, Lateranus said nothing.
(Tacit. Ann. xv. 49, 60.)
did at Rome when Nero ordered him to be beheaded?
For when he had stretched out his neck, and received a
feeble blow, which made him draw it in for a moment, he
stretched it out again. And a little before, when he was
visited by Epaphroditus,Epaphroditus was a freedman of Nero, and onc