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Tiresias: The Ancient Mediterranean Religions Source Database



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Scriptores Historiae Augustae, Commodus, 17.8
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1. Suetonius, Caligula, 22 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

2. Suetonius, Nero, 21.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3. Cassius Dio, Roman History, 59.25.5, 59.26.6-59.26.10, 59.30.1, 7372.15.6, 7372.16.1, 7372.20.2, 7372.22.3 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

59.26.6.  because he had bridged so great an expanse of sea; he also impersonated Hercules, Bacchus, Apollo, and all the other divinities, not merely males but also females, often taking the rôle of Juno, Diana, or Venus. Indeed, to match the change of name he would assume all the rest of the attributes that belonged to the various gods, so that he might seem really to resemble them. 59.26.7.  Now he would be seen as a woman, holding a wine-bowl and (Opens in another window)')" onMouseOut="nd();" thyrsus, and again he would appear as a man equipped with a club and lion's skin or perhaps a helmet and shield. He would be seen at one time with a smooth chin and later with a full beard. Sometimes he wielded a trident and again he brandished a thunderbolt. Now he would impersonate a maiden equipped for hunting or for war, and a little later would play the married woman. 59.26.8.  Thus by varying the style of his dress, and by the use of accessories and wigs, he achieved accuracy inasmuch diverse parts; and he was eager to appear to be anything rather than a human being and an emperor. Once a Gaul, seeing him uttering oracles from a lofty platform in the guise of Jupiter, was moved to laughter 59.26.9.  whereupon Gaius summoned him and inquired, "What do I seem to you to be?" And the other answered (I give his exact words):"A big humbug." Yet the man met with no harm, for he was only a shoemaker. Thus it is, apparently, that persons of such rank as Gaius can bear the frankness of the common herd more easily than that of those who hold high position. 59.26.10.  The attire, now, that I have described was what he would assume whenever he pretended to be a god; and suitable supplications, prayers, and sacrifices would then be offered to him. At other times he usually appeared in public in silk or in triumphal dress.
4. Scriptores Historiae Augustae, Commodus, 11.13, 17.7-17.9 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

5. Scriptores Historiae Augustae, Commodus, 11.13, 17.7, 17.9 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

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carthage Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 257
commodus (roman emperor) Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 257
dress, african Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 257
dress, imperial Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 257
dress, masculine Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 257
etruscan Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 257
north africa, roman Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 257
pallium Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 257
portraits, principate' Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 257
tertullian Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 257