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Hate'rius 3. Q. Haterius, a senator and rhetorician in the age of Augustus and Tiberius, and, in what year is unknown, a supplementary consul. (Tac. Ann. 2.33.) In the contest of mutual distrust and dissimulation between the senate and Tiberius on his accession, A. D. 14 (Tac. Ann. 1.11-13), Haterius unguardedly asked the cautious emperor, " how long he meant to suffer the commonwealth to be without a head ? "--an offensive question, since it obliged Tilerius to declare his intentions, and he gravely rebuked its author. (Suet. Tib. 29.) When the senate broke up, Haterius repaired to the palace to implore pardon. He found the emperor walking, attended by a guard. Either to escape his importunity (Suet. Tib. 27), or in anger at his presumption (Tac. ib. 13), Tiberius turned away from Haterius, who, in the energy of supplication, had cast himself at his feet. Accidentally, or in struggling to be rid of the suppliant, Tiberius himself fell to the ground, and Haterius narrowly avoided bein