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Suetonius, Nero, 54


nanTowards the end of his life, in fact, he had publicly vowed that if he retained his power, he would at the games in celebration of his victory give a performance on the water-organ, the flute, and the bagpipes, and that on the last day he would appear as an actor and dance "Vergil's Turnus." Some even assert that he put the actor Paris to death as a dangerous rival.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

14 results
1. Cicero, Pro Caelio, 66, 65 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

2. Ovid, Tristia, 2.519-2.520, 5.7.25-5.7.26 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

3. Vergil, Eclogues, 3.84-3.85 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

3.84. not Delia to my dogs is better known.” DAMOETAS 3.85. “Gifts for my love I've found; mine eyes have marked
4. Vergil, Georgics, 1.299 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.299. And black with scowling storm-clouds, and betwixt
5. Suetonius, Augustus, 77, 79-80, 68 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

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

7. Suetonius, Claudius, 44 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

8. Suetonius, Otho, 12 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

9. Tacitus, Annals, 14.14 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

14.14.  It was an old desire of his to drive a chariot and team of four, and an equally repulsive ambition to sing to the lyre in the stage manner. "Racing with horses," he used to observe, "was a royal accomplishment, and had been practised by the commanders of antiquity: the sport had been celebrated in the praises of poets and devoted to the worship of Heaven. As to song, it was sacred to Apollo; and it was in the garb appropriate to it that, both in Greek cities and in Roman temples, that great and prescient deity was seen standing." He could no longer be checked, when Seneca and Burrus decided to concede one of his points rather than allow him to carry both; and an enclosure was made in the Vatican valley, where he could manoeuvre his horses without the spectacle being public. Before long, the Roman people received an invitation in form, and began to hymn his praises, as is the way of the crowd, hungry for amusements, and delighted if the sovereign draws in the same direction. However, the publication of his shame brought with it, not the satiety expected, but a stimulus; and, in the belief that he was attenuating his disgrace by polluting others, he brought on the stage those scions of the great houses whom poverty had rendered venal. They have passed away, and I regard it as a debt due to their ancestors not to record them by name. For the disgrace, in part, is his who gave money for the reward of infamy and not for its prevention. Even well-known Roman knights he induced to promise their services in the arena by what might be called enormous bounties, were it not that gratuities from him who is able to command carry with them the compelling quality of necessity.
10. Donatus, Vergillia Vita, 43 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

11. Macrobius, Saturnalia, 5.17.5 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

12. Macrobius, Saturnalia, 5.17.5 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

13. Servius, Commentary On The Aeneid, 4.323, 6.861 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

14. Servius, In Vergilii Bucolicon Librum, 6.11 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
actor Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 272
bodies fluid Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 272
comedy, on women Hubbard, A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (2014) 376
death Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 272
eclogues (vergil) Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 202
excrement Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 272
feces Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 272
flesh Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 272
georgics (vergil) Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 202
horace, and performance of poetry Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 202
maecenas Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 202
mime Hubbard, A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (2014) 376
mimes Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 202
montanus, julius Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 202
moral disgust Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 272
nero Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 202
performance Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 272
pharmakos Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 272
physiognomy Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 272
pliny the younger, and public performance of poetry Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 202
pliny the younger, on recitations Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 202
public performance, of poetry Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 202
recitation, and vergil Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 202
recitation, pliny on Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 202
recitation, stand in for Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 202
taste Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 272
vergil, aeneid Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 202
vergil, and recitation Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 202
vergil, eclogues Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 202
vergil, georgics Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 202
visceral' Lateiner and Spatharas, The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (2016) 272