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Suetonius, Augustus, 33.1


nan He himself administered justice regularly and sometimes up to nightfall, having a litter placed upon the tribunal, if he was indisposed, or even lying down at home. In his administration of justice he was both highly conscientious and very lenient; for to save a man clearly guilty of parricide from being sown up in the sack, a punishment which was inflicted only on those who pleaded guilty, he is said to have put the question to him in this form: "You surely did not kill your father, did you?


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1. Xenophon, Memoirs, 2.1 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

2. Aeschines, Against Timarchus, 191, 190 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

3. Cicero, Brutus, 276 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

4. Cicero, Brutus, 276 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

276. accedebat ordo rerum plenus artis, actio liberalis totumque dicendi placidum et sanum genus. Quod si est optimum suaviter dicere, nihil est quod melius hoc quaerendum putes. Sed cum a nobis paulo ante dictum sit tria videri esse quae orator efficere deberet, ut doceret, ut delectaret, ut moveret: duo summe tenuit, ut et rem illustraret disserendo et animos eorum qui audirent devinciret devinceret L : corr. M2G2 voluptate; aberat tertia illa laus, qua permoveret atque atque FOG : et C incitaret animos, quam plurimum pollere diximus; nec erat ulla vis atque contentio: sive consilio, quod eos, quorum altior oratio actioque esset ardentior, furere atque bacchari arbitraretur, sive quod natura non esset ita factus sive quod non consuesset sive quod non nosset nosset Friedrich : posset L . Hoc unum illi, si nihil utilitatis habebat, afuit; si opus erat, defuit.
5. Cicero, On Laws, 1.40 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

6. Cicero, De Oratore, 1.17, 1.53 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.17. Est enim et scientia comprehendenda rerum plurimarum, sine qua verborum volubilitas iis atque inridenda est, et ipsa oratio conformanda non solum electione, sed etiam constructione verborum, et omnes animorum motus, quos hominum generi rerum natura tribuit, penitus pernoscendi, quod omnis vis ratioque dicendi in eorum, qui audiunt, mentibus aut sedandis aut excitandis expromenda est; accedat eodem oportet lepos quidam facetiaeque et eruditio libero digna celeritasque et brevitas et respondendi et lacessendi subtili venustate atque urbanitate coniuncta; tenenda praeterea est omnis antiquitas exemplorumque vis, neque legum ac iuris civilis scientia neglegenda est. 1.53. Quis enim nescit maximam vim exsistere oratoris in hominum mentibus vel ad iram aut ad odium aut ad dolorem incitandis vel ab hisce eisdem permotionibus ad lenitatem misericordiamque revocandis? Quae nisi qui naturas hominum vimque omnem humanitatis causasque eas, quibus mentes aut incitantur aut reflectuntur, penitus perspexerit, dicendo quod volet perficere non poterit. Atque totus hic locus philosophorum proprius videtur, neque orator me auctore umquam repugnabit;
7. Cicero, In Pisonem, 91, 46 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

8. Cicero, Orator, 128 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

9. Cicero, Pro Milone, 75 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

10. Cicero, Pro S. Roscio Amerino, 47, 50, 67, 46 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

11. Ovid, Tristia, 2.123-2.138 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

12. Vergil, Aeneis, 4.173-4.197, 7.299-7.303 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

4.173. black storm-clouds with a burst of heavy hail 4.174. along their way; and as the huntsmen speed 4.175. to hem the wood with snares, I will arouse 4.176. all heaven with thunder. The attending train 4.177. hall scatter and be veiled in blinding dark 4.178. while Dido and her hero out of Troy 4.179. to the same cavern fly. My auspices 4.180. I will declare—if thou alike wilt bless; 4.181. and yield her in true wedlock for his bride. 4.182. Such shall their spousal be!” To Juno's will 4.183. Cythera's Queen inclined assenting brow 4.184. and laughed such guile to see. Aurora rose 4.185. and left the ocean's rim. The city's gates 4.186. pour forth to greet the morn a gallant train 4.187. of huntsmen, bearing many a woven snare 4.188. and steel-tipped javelin; while to and fro 4.189. run the keen-scented dogs and Libyan squires. 4.190. The Queen still keeps her chamber; at her doors 4.191. the Punic lords await; her palfrey, brave 4.192. in gold and purple housing, paws the ground 4.193. and fiercely champs the foam-flecked bridle-rein. 4.194. At last, with numerous escort, forth she shines: 4.195. her Tyrian pall is bordered in bright hues 4.196. her quiver, gold; her tresses are confined 4.197. only with gold; her robes of purple rare 7.299. that to Ausonia's breast ye gathered Troy . 7.300. I swear thee by the favored destinies 7.301. of great Aeneas, by his strength of arm 7.302. in friendship or in war, that many a tribe 7.303. (O, scorn us not, that, bearing olive green
13. Longinus, On The Sublime, 15.8 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

14. Quintilian, Institutes of Oratory, 6.2.20 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

6.2.20.  The pathos of the Greeks, which we correctly translate by emotion, is of a different character, and I cannot better indicate the nature of the difference than by saying that ethos rather resembles comedy and pathos tragedy. For pathos is almost entirely concerned with anger, dislike, fear, hatred and pity. It will be obvious to all what topics are appropriate to such appeals and I have already spoken on the subject in discussing the exordium and the peroration.
15. Seneca The Younger, Medea, 370-379, 369 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

16. Suetonius, Augustus, 53.2 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

17. Tacitus, Annals, 13.4.2, 13.58, 14.1.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

13.58.  In the same year, the tree in the Comitium, known as the Ruminalis, which eight hundred and thirty years earlier had sheltered the infancy of Remus and Romulus, through the death of its boughs and the withering of its stem, reached a stage of decrepitude which was regarded as a portent, until it renewed its verdure in fresh shoots. 14.1.1.  In the consular year of Gaius Vipstanius and Gaius Fonteius, Nero postponed no further the long-contemplated crime: for a protracted term of empire had consolidated his boldness, and day by day he burned more hotly with love for Poppaea; who, hopeless of wedlock for herself and divorce for Octavia so long as Agrippina lived, plied the sovereign with frequent reproaches and occasional raillery, styling him "the ward, dependent on alien orders, who was neither the empire's master nor his own. For why was her wedding deferred? Her face, presumably, and her grandsires with their triumphs, did not give satisfaction — or was the trouble her fecundity and truth of heart? No, it was feared that, as a wife at all events, she might disclose the wrongs of the Fathers, the anger of the nation against the pride and greed of his mother! But, if Agrippina could tolerate no daughter-in‑law but one inimical to her son, then let her be restored to her married life with Otho: she would go to any corner of earth where she could hear the emperor's ignominy rather than view it and be entangled in his perils." To these and similar attacks, pressed home by tears and adulterous art, no opposition was offered: all men yearned for the breaking of the mother's power; none credited that the hatred of the son would go the full way to murder.
18. Cassius Dio, Roman History, 51.19.7, 52.36.1-52.36.3, 55.33.5 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

51.19.7.  also that he should judge appealed cases, and that in all the courts his vote was to be cast as Athena's vote. The priests and priestesses also in their prayers in behalf of the people and the senate were to pray for him likewise, and at all banquets, not only public but private as well, everybody was to pour a libation to him. 52.36.1.  Therefore, if you desire to become in very truth immortal, act as I advise; and, furthermore, do you not only yourself worship the divine Power everywhere and in every way in accordance with the traditions of our fathers, but compel all others to honour it. 52.36.2.  Those who attempt to distort our religion with strange rites you should abhor and punish, not merely for the sake of the gods (since if a man despises these he will not pay honour to any other being), but because such men, by bringing in new divinities in place of the old, persuade many to adopt foreign practices, from which spring up conspiracies, factions, and cabals, which are far from profitable to a monarchy. Do not, therefore, permit anybody to be an atheist or a sorcerer. 52.36.3.  Soothsaying, to be sure, is a necessary art, and you should by all means appoint some men to be diviners and augurs, to whom those will resort who wish to consult them on any matter; that there ought to be no workers in magic at all. For such men, by speaking the truth sometimes, but generally falsehood, often encourage a great many to attempt revolutions. 55.33.5.  Now when Augustus was growing weary by reason of old age and the feebleness of his body, so that he could not attend to the business of all those who needed his care, though he continued personally, with his assistants, to investigate judicial cases and to pass judgment, seated on the tribunal in the palace, he entrusted to three ex-consuls the embassies sent to Rome by peoples and kings; these, sitting separately, gave audience to such embassies and made answer to them, except in matters in which the final decision had of necessity to be rendered by the senate and Augustus. 55.33.5.  The Breucian, it seems, had been somewhat suspicious of his subject tribes and had gone round to each of the garrisons to demand hostages; and the other, learning of this, lay in wait for him somewhere or other, defeated him in battle, and shut him up in a stronghold. Later, when the Breucian was delivered over by those inside, he took him and brought him before the army, and then, when he had been condemned, put him to death on the spot.
19. Epigraphy, Seg, 9.8

20. Epigraphy, Illrp, 311, 309

21. Papyri, P.Oxy., 17.2104, 43.3106



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adjudication, adjudicating Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70, 115
administration, administrator Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70, 90, 226
agrippina the younger, usurping of government functions by Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
allecto Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 140
annius milo, t. Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 140
antiphon Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 137
apollo, palatine temple of Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
appeal Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1, 90
asia minor Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1
athena's vote" '99.0_115@augustus Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 90
auctoritas Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70, 115
augustus Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 140; Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70, 90, 226
authority Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70
bithynia Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1
carpentum Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
case Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 90, 115
cassius dio Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 90, 115
cicero, in pisonem Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 140
cicero, in verrem Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 140
cicero, pro sex. roscio amerino Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 137
cicero, references to the furies Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 137
citizen Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 90
claudius Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 226
claudius caecus, ap. Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 140
clodia Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 137, 140
clodius pulcher, p. Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 140
clytemnestra Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 140
constitutional, constitutionalism, constitutionality Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70
consul Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 226
court Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1, 115
crime Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
dais Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
digest Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1
dyck, a. Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 137
egypt, egyptian Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1
ennius Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 137
expiation Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
extraordinary Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70
family, imperial Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
ficus ruminalis Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
fire, interpreted as prodigy Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
flower, h. Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 140
furies Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 137, 140
governor Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1
greek Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1
hadrian Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 226
image Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 90
imperium Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70
ius Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 90, 226
judge Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1, 70, 90, 115, 226
julius caesar Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 90, 226
jurisdiction Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70, 90, 115
justice Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1, 90, 226
kennedy, d. Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 137
kin murder Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
late republic Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1
laudatio, laudationes Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 140
law Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 115
legal history Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70
legal system Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 115
legislation, legislative Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70
letter Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1
memory, cultic, decline and Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
munatius plancus, l. (dedicator of temple of saturn), murderers, ritual pollution of Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
narrative Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70
of Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 140
order Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1
orestes Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 140
ovid Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70
palatine Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
parricidium Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
paterfamilias Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70
paul (jurist) Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1
petition, petitioner Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1, 70, 90, 115
pliny the elder Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 140
pliny the younger Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 226
poenae Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 140
pollution, ritual Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
pomerium Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 90
potestas Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70
power Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70, 90, 115
praetor urbanus, city praetor Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 90, 115
privilege Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 90
prosopopoeia Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 137
purification Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
republic, republican Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1, 70
roman empire Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1
roscius, sex. Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 137
senate Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
seneca the elder Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70
severan period Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1
severus alexander Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1
shared conviction Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70
sovereign Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 115
stroh, w. Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 137
suetonius Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 137; Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70, 90, 115, 226
temples, alterations to Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
tiberius Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 115
tragedy Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 137, 140
trees' Shannon-Henderson, Power Play in Latin Love Elegy and its Multiple Forms of Continuity in Ovid’s (2019) 292
trial Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70
tribune Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 90
tribunicia potestas, tribunician, power Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 70, 90
via appia Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 140
violence Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 1
vipsanius agrippa, m. Duffalo, The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome's Transition to a Principate (2006) 137
virtue Tuori, The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication< (2016) 226