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C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Caligula (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 7 (search)
Germanicus married Agrippina, the daughter of Marcus Agrippa and Julia, by whom he had nine children, two of whom died in their infancy, and another a few years after; a sprightly boy, whose effigy, in the character of a Cupid, Livia set up in the temple of Venus in the Capitol. Augustus also placed 'another statue of him in his bed-chamber, and used to kiss it as often as he entered the apartment. The rest survived their father; three daughters, Agrippina, Drusilla, and -Livilla, who were born in three successive years; and as many sons, Nero, Drusus, and Caius Caesar. Nero and Drusus, at the accusation of Tiberius, were declared public.enemies.
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Caligula (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 15 (search)
nic war, by the Oppian law, which, however, was soon after repealed. This chariot was also used to convey the images of the illustrious women to whom divine honours were paid, in solemn processions after their death, as in the present instance. It is represented on some of the sestertii. The month of September he called Germanicus, in honour of his father. By a single decree of the senate,-he heaped upon his grandmother, Antonia, all the honours which had been ever conferred on the empress.-Livia. His uncle, Claudius, who till then continued in the equestrian order, he took for his colleague in the consulship. He adopted his brother, Tiberius, See cc. xiv. and xxiii. of the present History. on the day he took upon him the manly habit, and conferred upon him the title of "Prince of the Youths." As for his sisters, he ordered these words to be added to the oaths of allegiance to himself: "Nor will I hold myself or my own children more dear than I do Caius and his sisters:"Ib. cc. vii.
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Caligula (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 25 (search)
was thought, that upon her divorce she returned to the embraces of her former husband. Some say, that being invited to the wedding-supper, he sent a message to Piso, who sat opposite to him, in these words: "Do not be too fond with my wife," and that he immediately carried her off. Next day he published a proclamation, importing, "That he had got a wife as Romulus and Augustus had done." Alluding, in the case of Romulus, to the rape of the Sabines; and in that of Augustus to his having taken Livia from her husband -AUGUSTUS, C. IX. Lollia Paulina, who was married to a man of consular rank in command of an army, he suddenly called from the province where she was with her husband, upon mention being made that her grandmother was formerly very beautiful, and married her; but he soon afterwards parted with her, interdicting her from having ever afterwards any commerce with man. He loved with a most passionate and constant affection Caesonia, who was neither handsome nor young, and was be
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Caligula (ed. Alexander Thomson), Remarks on Caligula (search)
lready known, and that it had even been an inducement with Tiberius to procure his succession, in order that it might prove a foil to his own memory, it is surprising that no effort was made at this juncture to shake off the despotism which had been so intolerable in the last reign, and restore the ancient liberty of the republic. Since the commencement of the imperial dominion, there never had been any period so favourable for a counter-revolution as the present crisis. There existed now no Livia to influence the minds of the senate and people in respect of the government; nor was there any other person allied to the family of Germanicus, whose countenance or intrigues could promote the views of Caligula. He himself was now only in the twenty-fifth year of his age, was totally inexperienced in the administration of public affairs, had never performed even the smallest service to his country, and was generally known to be of a character which disgraced his illustrious descent. Yet, in
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Divus Claudius (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 1 (search)
LIVIA having married Augustus when she was pregnant was, within three months afterwards, delivered. of Drusus, the father of Claudius Caesar, who had at first the praenomen of Decimus, but afterwards that of Nero; and it was suspected that he was begotten in adultery byhis father-in-law. The following verse, however, was immediately in every one's mouth: toi=s eu)tuxou=si kai\ tri\mhna paidi/a. Nine months for common births the fates decree; But, for the great, reduce the term to three. This Drusus, during the time of his being quaestor and praetor, commanded in the Rhaetian and German wars, and was the first of all the Roman generals who navigated the Northern Ocean.Pliny describes Drusus as having in this voyage circumnavigated Germany, and reached the Cimbrian Chersonese and the Scythian shores, reeking with constant fogs. He made likewise some prodigious trenches beyond the Rhine,Tacitus, Ann. xi. 8. 1, mentions this fosse, and says that Drusus sailed up the Meuse and the Waa
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Divus Claudius (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 4 (search)
"I have had some conversation with Tiberius, according to your desire, my dear Livia, as to what must be done with your grandson, Tiberius, at the games of Mars. We are both agreed in this, that, once for all, we ought to determine what course to take with him. For if he be really sound and, so to speak, quite right in his intelleas repeated five times in compassing their girth. For if he be capable of attending his brother to the mount, why is he not made prefect of the city? Thus, my dear Livia, you have my thoughts upon the matter. In my opinion, we ought to settle this affair once for all, that we may not be always in suspense between hope and fear. Youn In things of consequence he sadly fails. Where his mind does not run astray, he discovers a noble disposition." In a third letter, he says, " Let me die, my dear Livia, if I am not astonished, that the declamation of your grandson, Tiberius, should please me; for how he who talks so ill, should be able to declaim so clearly and p
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Divus Claudius (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 11 (search)
for everything said or done during that time; and this he faithfully observed, with the exception only of putting to death a few tribunes and centurions concerned in the conspiracy against Caius, both as an example, and because he understood that they had also planned his own death. He now turned his own thoughts towards paying respect to the memory of his relations. His most solemn and unusual oath was "By Augustus." He prevailed upon the senate to decree divine honours to his grandmother Livia, with a chariot in the Circensian procession drawn by elephants, as had been appointed for Augustus, See AUGUSTUS, cc. xliii., xlv. and public offerings to the shades of his parents. Besides which, he instituted Circensian games for his father, to be celebrated every year, upon his birthday, and, for his mother, a chariot to be drawn through the circus; with the title of Augusta, which had been refused by his grandmother. Ib. c. xcix. To the memory of his brother, Germanicus. to which, up
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Galba (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 1 (search)
THE race of the Caesars became extinct in Nero; an event prognosticated by various signs, two of which were particularly significant. Formerly, when Livia, after her marriage with Augustus, was making a visit to her villa at Veii, Veii; see the note, NERO, c. xxxix. an eagle flying by, let drop upon her lap a hen, with a sprig of laurel in her mouth, just as she had seized it. Livia gave orders to have the hen taken care of, and the sprig of laurel set; and the hen reared such a numerous brood of chickens, that the villa, to this day, is called the Vila of the Hens. The laurel groveThe conventional term for what is most commonly known as, The Laurel, meed of mighty conquerors, And poets sage. --Spenser's Faerie Queen. is retained throughout the translation. But the tree or shrub which had this distinction among the ancients, the Laurus nobilts of botany, the Daphne of the Greeks, is the bay tree, indigenous in Italy, Greece an( the East, and introduced into England about 1562. Our
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