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Tiresias: The Ancient Mediterranean Religions Source Database



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Livy, History, 2.27.5
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1. Homeric Hymns, To Hermes, 420, 389 (8th cent. BCE - 6th cent. BCE)

389. Who plotted ill, denying cunningly
2. Plautus, Poenulus, 1110 (3rd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

3. Augustus, Res Gestae Divi Augusti, 20-21, 19 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

4. Livy, History, 2.8.7-2.8.8, 4.29.7, 9.46.6-9.46.7 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

5. Suetonius, Augustus, 29.4, 31.5 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

6. Suetonius, Tiberius, 20 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7. Tacitus, Histories, 3.72 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3.72.  This was the saddest and most shameful crime that the Roman state had ever suffered since its foundation. Rome had no foreign foe; the gods were ready to be propitious if our characters had allowed; and yet the home of Jupiter Optimus Maximus, founded after due auspices by our ancestors as a pledge of empire, which neither Porsenna, when the city gave itself up to him, nor the Gauls when they captured it, could violate — this was the shrine that the mad fury of emperors destroyed! The Capitol had indeed been burned before in civil war, but the crime was that of private individuals. Now it was openly besieged, openly burned — and what were the causes that led to arms? What was the price paid for this great disaster? This temple stood intact so long as we fought for our country. King Tarquinius Priscus had vowed it in the war with the Sabines and had laid its foundations rather to match his hope of future greatness than in accordance with what the fortunes of the Roman people, still moderate, could supply. Later the building was begun by Servius Tullius with the enthusiastic help of Rome's allies, and afterwards carried on by Tarquinius Superbus with the spoils taken from the enemy at the capture of Suessa Pometia. But the glory of completing the work was reserved for liberty: after the expulsion of the kings, Horatius Pulvillus in his second consulship dedicated it; and its magnificence was such that the enormous wealth of the Roman people acquired thereafter adorned rather than increased its splendour. The temple was built again on the same spot when after an interval of four hundred and fifteen years it had been burned in the consulship of Lucius Scipio and Gaius Norbanus. The victorious Sulla undertook the work, but still he did not dedicate it; that was the only thing that his good fortune was refused. Amid all the great works built by the Caesars the name of Lutatius Catulus kept its place down to Vitellius's day. This was the temple that then was burned.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
acharnians, peace Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 117
agrippa Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
apollo, temple of Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
aristophanes Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 117
augustus, building works Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
augustus, mausoleum of Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
catulus, quintus lutatius Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
clever slave Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 117
concord, temple of Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
dionysus Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 117
dius fidius, temple of Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
eratosthenes Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 121
erotic context Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 121
euhemerism Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 121
flavius, gnaeus Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
herm Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 121
hermes, erotic, see also erotic context Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 121
hermes, in aristophanes Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 117
horatius, marcus pulvillus Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
inscriptions, in political process Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
iulius, gnaeus Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
julius caesar, monumental architecture Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
jupiter best and greatest, temple of, beginnings Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
jupiter best and greatest, temple of, restorations Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
lucian Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 117
mausoleum of augustus Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
menander Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 117
mercury, temple of Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
mercury/hermes, and games/hermes, enagonios Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 117
mercury/hermes, as god of comedy Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 117
mercury/hermes, as slave Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 117
mercury/hermes, in plautus Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 117
minerva Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 117
octavia, portico of Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
pantheon Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
plautus Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 117
pompey, theatre of Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
portico of octavia Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
postumius, spurius Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
quinctius Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
senate, and people of rome Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
senate, bestows honours Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
tarquin Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
temple of, apollo Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
temple of, concord Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
temple of, dius fidius Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
temple of mercury Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
temples, as display expenditure' Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
theatre of pompey Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
tiberius, emperor Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
valerius Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48
vitellius, emperor Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 48