ed 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 er he had taken his exercise, one comes
and tells him, You have been condemned. To banishment, he replies, or to death? To banishment. What
about my property? It is not taken from you. Let us
go to Aricia then,Aricia, about twenty Roman miles from Rome, on the Via Appia
(Horace, Sat. i. 5, 1):—
Egressum magna me excepit Aricia Roma. he said, and dine.
This it is to have studied what a man ought to study;
to have made desire, aversion, free from hindrance, and
free from all that a man would avoid