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Suetonius, Nero, 51


nanHe was about the average height, his body marked with spots and malodorous, his hair light blond, his features regular rather than attractive, his eyes blue and somewhat weak, his neck over thick, his belly prominent, and his legs very slender. His health was good, for though indulging in every kind of riotous excess, he was ill but three times in all during the fourteen years of his reign, and even then not enough to give up wine or any of his usual habits. He was utterly shameless in the care of his person and in his dress, always having his hair arranged in tiers of curls, and during the trip to Greece also letting it grow long and hang down behind; and he often appeared in public in a dining-robe, with a handkerchief bound about his neck, ungirt and unshod.


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1. Plato, Symposium, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

2. Cicero, Philippicae, 2.18.44 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

3. Martial, Epigrams, 1.49.31-1.49.32, 4.66.3, 14.1.1, 14.142 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

4. Martial, Epigrams, 1.49.31-1.49.32, 4.66.3, 14.1.1, 14.142 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

5. Pliny The Elder, Natural History, 11.54.144 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

6. Seneca The Younger, Letters, 7.1, 7.3, 18.4-18.13, 114.4-114.6, 114.21 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

7. Suetonius, Caligula, 52 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

8. Suetonius, Claudius, 30 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

9. Suetonius, Iulius, 45.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

10. Suetonius, Vitellius, 7.1, 13.2 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

11. Tacitus, Annals, 2.59, 13.30 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

13.30.  In the same consulate, Vipsanius Laenas was found guilty of malversation in his province of Sardinia; Cestius Proculus was acquitted on a charge of extortion brought by the Cretans. Clodius Quirinalis, who, as commandant of the crews stationed at Ravenna, had by his debauchery and ferocity tormented Italy, as though Italy were the most abject of the nations, forestalled his sentence by poison. Caninius Rebilus, who in juristic knowledge and extent of fortune ranked with the greatest, escaped the tortures of age and sickness by letting the blood from his arteries; though, from the unmasculine vices for which he was infamous, he had been thought incapable of the firmness of committing suicide. In contrast, Lucius Volusius departed in the fullness of honour, after enjoying a term of ninety-three years of life, a noble fortune virtuously gained, and the unbroken friendship of a succession of emperors.
12. Valerius Maximus, Memorable Deeds And Sayings, 9.1.5 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

13. Cassius Dio, Roman History, 43.43.4, 59.26.6-59.26.10, 63.13.3 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

43.43.4.  Sulla had looked askance at the looseness of his girdle, so much so that he had wished to kill him, and declared to those who begged him off: "Well, I will grant him to you; but be thoroughly on your guard against this ill-girt fellow." And Cicero could not comprehend it 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.
14. Augustine, De Divinatione Demonum, 5.9 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

15. Epigraphy, Ae, 1972.174



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animals, color descriptions and uses of, lions Goldman, Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome (2013) 104
antonius, m (marc antony) Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
aristophanes Taylor and Hay, Philo of Alexandria: On the Contemplative Life: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2020) 242
augustine of hippo, on pagan divination, deceit and trickery, divinations dependence on Ayres Champion and Crawford, The Intellectual World of Late Antique Christianity: Reshaping Classical Traditions (2023) 440
augustine of hippo, on pagan divination, demonic divination, critique of Ayres Champion and Crawford, The Intellectual World of Late Antique Christianity: Reshaping Classical Traditions (2023) 440
augustine of hippo, on pagan divination, limits of human autopsy as basis for critique Ayres Champion and Crawford, The Intellectual World of Late Antique Christianity: Reshaping Classical Traditions (2023) 440
augustine of hippo, on pagan divination Ayres Champion and Crawford, The Intellectual World of Late Antique Christianity: Reshaping Classical Traditions (2023) 440
banquets Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 152, 209
banquets (convivia) Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
battle Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
beard Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
blood Goldman, Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome (2013) 104
bormann, karl Taylor and Hay, Philo of Alexandria: On the Contemplative Life: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2020) 243
caesar, c. iulius Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 181
calcei Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
caligula (roman emperor) Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
charioteers Goldman, Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome (2013) 104
chirodotae Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
cloaks Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
clothing Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 152, 181, 209
colors, blue Goldman, Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome (2013) 104
colors, gray Goldman, Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome (2013) 104
colors, white Goldman, Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome (2013) 104
columbaria inscriptions, complexion, color of Goldman, Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome (2013) 104
crepidae Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
cruelty Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 209
cultus Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
decline Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 181
demons, augustine on demonic divination Ayres Champion and Crawford, The Intellectual World of Late Antique Christianity: Reshaping Classical Traditions (2023) 440
domitian Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
domus (household), caesaris Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
dress, boys Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
dress, dining Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
dress, emperors Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
dress, female Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
dress, greek Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
dress, imperial Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
dress, luxury Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
dress, masculine Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
dress, matrons (veste maritali) Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
dress, oriental Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
dress, patrician Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
dress, public ceremonial Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
dress, slaves Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
dress Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
dyes Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
effeminacy Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
elagabulus (roman emperor) Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
emperors, caligula Goldman, Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome (2013) 104
emperors, claudius Goldman, Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome (2013) 104
emperors, nero Goldman, Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome (2013) 104
ennius Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
eyes, descriptions and colors of Goldman, Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome (2013) 104
footwear Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
galba Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
gender Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
gluttony Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 209
habitus Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
hadrian Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
hair color, blond or fair Goldman, Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome (2013) 104
hair color, white or gray Goldman, Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome (2013) 104
hair style Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
helios (god) Goldman, Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome (2013) 104
identity Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
india and indians Goldman, Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome (2013) 104
invective Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
julius caesar, c. Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
knights (equites) Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 403
legislation Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
lex, roscia Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
lucilius iunior Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 152
lunulae (crescent-shaped shoe buckles) Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
luxuria, critique of Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
luxuria Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
maecenas, c. clinius Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 181
martial Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45; Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 403
matrons Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
melting Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 209
moderation Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 209
morality Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
mosaics Goldman, Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome (2013) 104
nature Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 152
nausea Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 181
neckerchief Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
nero Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
nero (roman emperor) Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
nero claudius caesar augustus germanicus Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 152, 181, 209
opening (clothing) Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 403
paintings Goldman, Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome (2013) 104
pallium Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
pepaideumenoi Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
perversion Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 152
philosopher Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
philosophy Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
physiognomy Goldman, Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome (2013) 104
pink Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 403
plancius varus, c., vespasian Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
pleasure Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 152, 181
pliny, the elder Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
portrait, domitian Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
portrait, galba Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
portrait, hadrian Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
portrait, nero Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
portrait, pepaideumenoi Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
portrait Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
poverty vii Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 152
prostitutes Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
purple Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
purpura Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
robes, dining Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
robes Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
rule, rome, city of Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
satire Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
saturnalia Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 152
self-representation Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
senators Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 403
shoes Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
sobrietas Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 152
social control Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
socrates Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 152
soleae Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
spain Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
statues Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
stoicism Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 152
stola Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
suetonius Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
synthesis, synthesina Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
synthesis (garment) Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 403
theatre Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
tiberius (roman emperor) Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
toga, muliebris Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
toga, praetexta Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
toga, virilis Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
toga Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
trimalchio Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 181
tullius Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
tunic, mens Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
tunic, womens Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
tunic Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36, 45
tunica, palmata Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
tunica, soluta Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
tunica, talaris Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 45
unisex Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 403
vergil Edmondson, Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture (2008) 36
vespasian Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 159
villae Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 181
virtue Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 152
vision, as mode of knowing, augustines critique of demonic divination and' Ayres Champion and Crawford, The Intellectual World of Late Antique Christianity: Reshaping Classical Traditions (2023) 440
vitellius, aulus Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 209
vomit Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 152, 209
warm Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 152
wine Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 152, 209