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1. Tacitus, Annals, 4.16.4, 4.37.3, 4.38, 4.56 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

4.38.  "As for myself, Conscript Fathers, that I am mortal, that my functions are the functions of men, and that I hold it enough if I fill the foremost place among them — this I call upon you to witness, and I desire those who shall follow us to bear it in mind. For they will do justice, and more, to my memory, if they pronounce me worthy of my ancestry, provident of your interests, firm in dangers, not fearful of offences in the cause of the national welfare. These are my temples in your breasts, these my fairest and abiding effigies: for those that are reared of stone, should the judgement of the future turn to hatred, are scorned as sepulchres! And so my prayer to allies and citizens and to Heaven itself is this: to Heaven, that to the end of my life it may endow me with a quiet mind, gifted with understanding of law human and divine; and to my fellow-men, that, whenever I shall depart, their praise and kindly thoughts may still attend my deeds and the memories attached to my name." And, in fact, from now onward, even in his private conversations, he persisted in a contemptuous rejection of these divine honours to himself: an attitude by some interpreted as modesty, by many as self-distrust, by a few as degeneracy of soul:— "The best of men," they argued, "desired the greatest heights: so Hercules and Liber among the Greeks, and among ourselves Quirinus, had been added to the number of the gods. The better way had been that of Augustus — who hoped! To princes all other gratifications came instantly: for one they must toil and never know satiety — the favourable opinion of the future. For in the scorn of fame was implied the scorn of virtue! 4.56.  The deputies from Smyrna, on the other hand, after retracing the antiquity of their town — whether founded by Tantalus, the seed of Jove; by Theseus, also of celestial stock; or by one of the Amazons — passed on to the arguments in which they rested most confidence: their good offices towards the Roman people, to whom they had sent their naval force to aid not merely in foreign wars but in those with which we had to cope in Italy, while they had also been the first to erect a temple to the City of Rome, at a period (the consulate of Marcus Porcius) when the Roman fortunes stood high indeed, but had not yet mounted to their zenith, as the Punic capital was yet standing and the kings were still powerful in Asia. At the same time, Sulla was called to witness that "with his army in a most critical position through the inclement winter and scarcity of clothing, the news had only to be announced at a public meeting in Smyrna, and the whole of the bystanders stripped the garments from their bodies and sent them to our legions." The Fathers accordingly, when their opinion was taken, gave Smyrna the preference. Vibius Marsus proposed that a supernumerary legate, to take responsibility for the temple, should be assigned to Manius Lepidus, to whom the province of Asia had fallen; and since Lepidus modestly declined to make the selection himself, Valerius Naso was chosen by lot among the ex-praetors and sent out.
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alexandria Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 239
augustus, temples of Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 239
augustus Heller and van Nijf, The Politics of Honour in the Greek Cities of the Roman Empire (2017) 204
boudicca Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 239
britain Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 239
burial, intramural b. Heller and van Nijf, The Politics of Honour in the Greek Cities of the Roman Empire (2017) 204
caligula Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 239
camulodunum Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 239
claudius, worship or worshipful treatment of Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 239
claudius (emperor) Heller and van Nijf, The Politics of Honour in the Greek Cities of the Roman Empire (2017) 204
dynastic succession, legitimation Ando, Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire (2013) 374
emperor cult Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 239
ephesus Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 239
germanicus Heller and van Nijf, The Politics of Honour in the Greek Cities of the Roman Empire (2017) 204
gytheion Heller and van Nijf, The Politics of Honour in the Greek Cities of the Roman Empire (2017) 204
imperial cult Ando, Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire (2013) 374
impiety Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 239
isotheoi timai Heller and van Nijf, The Politics of Honour in the Greek Cities of the Roman Empire (2017) 204
kyme Heller and van Nijf, The Politics of Honour in the Greek Cities of the Roman Empire (2017) 204
legitimacy, of roman rule, legitimation, principles of Ando, Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire (2013) 374
letters Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 239
miletus Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 239
obedience Ando, Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire (2013) 374
pergamum Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 239
precedents in religious decision-making Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 239
provinces and provincials' Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 239
rationality Ando, Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire (2013) 374
smyrna Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 239
tabula banasitana Ando, Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire (2013) 374
tiberius Ando, Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire (2013) 374
tiberius (emperor) Heller and van Nijf, The Politics of Honour in the Greek Cities of the Roman Empire (2017) 204
vaccius labeo (l.) Heller and van Nijf, The Politics of Honour in the Greek Cities of the Roman Empire (2017) 204
vestal virgins Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 239