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Suetonius, Nero, 52


nanWhen a boy he took up almost all the liberal arts; but his mother turned him from philosophy, warning him that it was a drawback to one who was going to rule, while Seneca kept him from reading the early orators, to make his admiration for his teacher endure the longer. Turning therefore to poetry, he wrote verses with eagerness and without labour, and did not, as some think, publish the work of others as his own. I have had in my possession note-books and papers with some well-known verses of his, written with his own hand and in such wise that it was perfectly evident that they were not copied or taken down from dictation, but worked out exactly as one writes when thinking and creating; so many instances were there of words erased or struck through and written above the lines. He likewise had no slight interest in painting and sculpture.


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1. Cicero, De Oratore, 3.10 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

3.10. Iam M. Antoni in eis ipsis rostris, in quibus ille rem publicam constantissime consul defenderat quaeque censor imperatoriis manubiis ornarat, positum caput illud fuit, a quo erant multorum civium capita servata; neque vero longe ab eo C. Iuli caput hospitis Etrusci scelere proditum cum L. Iuli fratris capite iacuit, ut ille, qui haec non vidit, et vixisse cum re publica pariter et cum illa simul exstinctus esse videatur. Neque enim propinquum suum, maximi animi virum, P. Crassum, suapte interfectum manu neque conlegae sui, pontificis maximi, sanguine simulacrum Vestae respersum esse vidit; cui maerori, qua mente ille in patriam fuit, etiam C. Carbonis, inimicissimi hominis, eodem illo die mors fuisset nefaria;
2. Cicero, In Verrem, 2.4.98 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

3. Cicero, Philippicae, 2.26 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

4. Livy, History, 38.56 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

5. Vitruvius Pollio, On Architecture, 7.5 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

6. Dio Chrysostom, Orations, 3.87-3.90 (1st cent. CE

7. Petronius Arbiter, Satyricon, 88, 46 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

8. Petronius Arbiter, Satyricon, 88, 46 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

9. Pliny The Elder, Natural History, 2.93-2.94, 14.2, 34.18, 34.43, 35.20, 35.22, 35.77 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

10. Plutarch, Aemilius Paulus, 6.8-6.9 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

6.8. Afterwards he often made it clear that he was desirous of a second consulship, and once actually announced his candidacy, but when he was passed by and not elected, he made no further efforts to obtain the office, giving his attention to his duties as augur, and training his sons, not only in the native and ancestral discipline in which he himself had been trained, but also, and with greater ardour, in that of the Greeks. 6.9. For not only the grammarians and philosophers and rhetoricians, but also the modellers and painters, the overseers of horses and dogs, and the teachers of the art of hunting, by whom the young men were surrounded, were Greeks.
11. Plutarch, Marius, 12.5 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

12. Tacitus, Annals, 12.8 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

12.8.  On the wedding-day Silanus committed suicide; whether he had preserved his hope of life till then, or whether the date was deliberately chosen to increase the odium of his death. His sister Calvina was expelled from Italy. Claudius, in addition, prescribed sacrifices in accordance with the legislation of King Tullus, and expiatory ceremonies to be carried out by the pontiffs in the grove of Diana; universal derision being excited by this choice of a period in which to unearth the penalties and purifications of incest. Agrippina, on the other hand, not to owe her reputation entirely to crime, procured a remission of banishment for Annaeus Seneca, along with a praetorship: his literary fame, she conceived, would make the act popular with the nation; while she was anxious to gain so distinguished a tutor for Domitius in his transit from boyhood to adolescence, and to profit by his advice in their designs upon the throne. For the belief was that Seneca was attached to Agrippina by the memory of her kindness and embittered against Claudius by resentment of his injury.
13. Cassius Dio, Roman History, 43.45.4, 45.7.1, 8079.21.3 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

43.45.4.  Now it occurs to me to marvel at the coincidence: there were eight such statues, — seven to the kings, and an eighth to the Brutus who overthrew the Tarquins, — and they set up the statue of Caesar beside the last of these; and it was from this cause chiefly that the other Brutus, Marcus, was roused to plot against him.
14. Gellius, Attic Nights, 11.17.1 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

15. Herodian, History of The Empire After Marcus, 1.13.8, 5.7.6 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

16. Scriptores Historiae Augustae, Hadrian, 16.10 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

17. Scriptores Historiae Augustae, Tacitus, 8.1 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

18. Scriptores Historiae Augustae, Marcus Antoninus, 4.9 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

19. Victor, De Caesaribus, 14.6 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)



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a libellis Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
ab studiis Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
acropolis, the philopappos monument Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
advisers Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
antonius, m., triumphs over cilician pirates Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
architecture Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
archive Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
aulus gellius Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
authentic versus copy, and education Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
authentic versus copy, decline of Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
authentic versus copy, ignorance of Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
benefactor Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
bounia, a. Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
caracalla Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
cassius dio Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
chevallier, r. Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
commodus Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
cruelty Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
documents, legal and administrative Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
education Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
elagabalus Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
elsner, j. Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
fentress, j. Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
friendship Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
greece, and roman culture Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
hadrian, as artist Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
hadrian Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
insolence (ὕβρις) Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
julia agrippina Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
julia domna Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
julia maesa Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
julia mamaea Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
julius caesar, c., image in temple of venus genetrix Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
julius vestinus Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
lawyer Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
letter, of emperor Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
library, administration of Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
library, imperial Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
library Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
marcus aurelius Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
marius, c. Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
memory, and identity Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
memory Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
minerva Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
monster, communicate history Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
mother Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
naples Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
nero, artistic aspirations Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
nero Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301; Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
objects, and identity Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
octavian Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
ornamenta, östenberg, i. Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
pacuvius Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
paideia Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
painting, in roman education Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
pericles Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
pertinax Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
petronius, and the decline of art Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
philostratus the elder, his imagines Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
pliny Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
pliny the elder, on decline of art Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
poet Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
poetry Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
praetorio, vehiculorum Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
procurator, bibliothecaris Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
religion Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
roman, power Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
rome, read as a text Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
rome, temple of mars ultor Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
rule, bibliotheca traiani Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
rule, rome, city of Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
sanctuary ( Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
self-control Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
septimius severus Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
severus alexander Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
soldiers Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210
state reliefs Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
suetonius Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
tacitus, and the agricola Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
tacitus (the emperor) Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
tacitus (the historian) Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
tarentum Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
trimalchio Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
triumph Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
triumphator, garb worn by Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
tullius cicero, m., and the de finibus Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
valerius eudaemon Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
valerius flaccus, l. Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
valerius messalla, m., his campaign against tarentum Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
velitrae Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
vitruvius, on decline of art Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 84
volusius maecianus Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 301
wallace-hadrill, a. Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
wickham, c. Rutledge, Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (2012) 18
youth/young (rulers)' Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 210