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Suetonius, Tiberius, 32.2


nan He showed equal modesty towards persons of lower rank and in matters of less moment. When he had summoned the magistrates of Rhodes, because they had written him letters on public business without the concluding formula, he uttered not a word of censure, but merely dismissed them with orders to supply the omission. The grammarian Diogenes, who used to lecture every Sabbath at Rhodes, would not admit Tiberius when he came to hear him on a different day, but sent a message by a common slave of his, putting him off to the seventh day. When this man waited before the Emperor's door at Rome to pay his respects, Tiberius took no further revenge than to bid him return seven years later. To the governors who recommended burdensome taxes for his provinces, he wrote in answer that it was the part of a good shepherd to shear his flock, not skin it.


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1. Philo of Alexandria, Hypothetica, 7.12 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

7.12. What then did he do on this sabbath day? he commanded all the people to assemble together in the same place, and sitting down with one another, to listen to the laws with order and reverence, in order that no one should be ignorant of anything that is contained in them;
2. Philo of Alexandria, Against Flaccus, 2, 10 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

10. However, for a time he still paid some attention to the affairs of the state, not wholly abandoning the administration of his government; but when he heard that the grandson of Tiberius and his partner in the government had been put to death at the command of Gaius, he was smitten with intolerable anguish, and threw himself on the ground, and lay there speechless, being utterly deprived of his senses, for indeed his mind had long since been enervated by grief.
3. Philo of Alexandria, That Every Good Person Is Free, 82, 81 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

81. Now these laws they are taught at other times, indeed, but most especially on the seventh day, for the seventh day is accounted sacred, on which they abstain from all other employments, and frequent the sacred places which are called synagogues, and there they sit according to their age in classes, the younger sitting under the elder, and listening with eager attention in becoming order.
4. Josephus Flavius, Jewish Antiquities, 18.170, 18.172-18.176 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

18.172. that he permitted those governors who had been sent once to their government [to stay there a long while], out of regard to the subjects that were under them; for that all governors are naturally disposed to get as much as they can; and that those who are not to fix there, but to stay a short time, and that at an uncertainty when they shall be turned out, do the more severely hurry themselves on to fleece the people; 18.173. but that if their government be long continued to them; they are at last satiated with the spoils, as having gotten a vast deal, and so become at length less sharp in their pillaging; but that if successors are sent quickly, the poor subjects, who are exposed to them as a prey, will not be able to bear the new ones, while they shall not have the same time allowed them wherein their predecessors had filled themselves, and so grew more unconcerned about getting more; and this because they are removed before they have had time [for their oppressions]. 18.174. He gave them an example to show his meaning: A great number of flies came about the sore places of a man that had been wounded; upon which one of the standers-by pitied the man’s misfortune, and thinking he was not able to drive those flies away himself, was going to drive them away for him; 18.175. but he prayed him to let them alone: the other, by way of reply, asked him the reason of such a preposterous proceeding, in preventing relief from his present misery; to which he answered, “If thou drivest these flies away, thou wilt hurt me worse; for as these are already full of my blood, they do not crowd about me, nor pain me so much as before, but are somewhat more remiss, while the fresh ones that come almost famished, and find me quite tired down already, will be my destruction. 18.176. For this cause, therefore, it is that I am myself careful not to send such new governors perpetually to those my subjects, who are already sufficiently harassed by many oppressions, as may, like these flies, further distress them; and so, besides their natural desire of gain, may have this additional incitement to it, that they expect to be suddenly deprived of that pleasure which they take in it.”
5. New Testament, Acts, 13.14-13.15, 15.21 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

13.14. But they, passing through from Perga, came to Antioch of Pisidia. They went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and sat down. 13.15. After the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, "Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, speak. 15.21. For Moses from generations of old has in every city those who preach him, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath.
6. New Testament, Luke, 4.16-4.22 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

4.16. He came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. He entered, as was his custom, into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. 4.17. The book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. He opened the book, and found the place where it was written 4.18. The Spirit of the Lord is on me, Because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim release to the captives, Recovering of sight to the blind, To deliver those who are crushed 4.19. And to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. 4.20. He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him. 4.21. He began to tell them, "Today, this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing. 4.22. All testified about him, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth, and they said, "Isn't this Joseph's son?
7. Persius, Satires, 5.179-5.184 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

8. Persius, Saturae, 5.179-5.184 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

9. Suetonius, Tiberius, 41 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

10. Tacitus, Annals, 2.85 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

2.85.  In the same year, bounds were set to female profligacy by stringent resolutions of the senate; and it was laid down that no woman should trade in her body, if her father, grandfather, or husband had been a Roman knight. For Vistilia, the daughter of a praetorian family, had advertised her venality on the aediles' list — the normal procedure among our ancestors, who imagined the unchaste to be sufficiently punished by the avowal of their infamy. Her husband, Titidius Labeo, was also required to explain why, in view of his wife's manifest guilt, he had not invoked the penalty of the law. As he pleaded that sixty days, not yet elapsed, were allowed for deliberation, it was thought enough to pass sentence on Vistilia, who was removed to the island of Seriphos. — Another debate dealt with the proscription of the Egyptian and Jewish rites, and a senatorial edict directed that four thousand descendants of enfranchised slaves, tainted with that superstition and suitable in point of age, were to be shipped to Sardinia and there employed in suppressing brigandage: "if they succumbed to the pestilential climate, it was a cheap loss." The rest had orders to leave Italy, unless they had renounced their impious ceremonial by a given date.
11. Tosefta, Sukkah, 4.6 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

4.6. Why did they blow three blasts? To make the people cease from work. The sexton took the trumpets, and went to the top of the highest roof in the city to summon those near the city to cease from work. Those near the limits of the city assembled themselves together and came to the schoolhouse. They did not come immediately the trumpets blew, but waited till all were gathered together, and then all came at once. When did they assemble? After one could fill a bottle of water, or fry a fish, or light his lamp. "
12. Cassius Dio, Roman History, 57.10.5 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

57.10.5.  All these expenditures, moreover, he made from the regular revenues; for he neither put anybody to death for his money nor confiscated, at this time, anybody's property, nor did he even resort to tricky methods of obtaining funds. In fact, when Aemilius Rectus once sent him from Egypt, which he was governing, more money than was stipulated, he sent back to him the message: "I want my sheep shorn, not shaven.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
acts, synagogues, synagogues, asia minor Levine, The Ancient Synagogue, The First Thousand Years (2005) 149
alexander, tiberius julius Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
alexandria Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
alexandrians Capponi, Augustan Egypt: The Creation of a Roman Province (2005) 237
amici principis Capponi, Augustan Egypt: The Creation of a Roman Province (2005) 250
apion (grammarian) Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
archisynagogue, synagogue/proseuche Levine, The Ancient Synagogue, The First Thousand Years (2005) 149
calendars, christian Rüpke, The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine Time, History and the Fasti (2011) 163
church Rüpke, The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine Time, History and the Fasti (2011) 163
divination Rüpke, The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine Time, History and the Fasti (2011) 163
egyptians, roman perspectives Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
ethnarch Capponi, Augustan Egypt: The Creation of a Roman Province (2005) 250
famine, in roman egypt Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
feriae, privatae Rüpke, The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine Time, History and the Fasti (2011) 163
freedmen, imperial Capponi, Augustan Egypt: The Creation of a Roman Province (2005) 237
germanicus Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
graffiti Rüpke, The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine Time, History and the Fasti (2011) 163
holidays Rüpke, The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine Time, History and the Fasti (2011) 163
isis, in rome Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
italy, italian Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
jews Capponi, Augustan Egypt: The Creation of a Roman Province (2005) 250
josephus, on apion Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
luke, jesus Levine, The Ancient Synagogue, The First Thousand Years (2005) 149
luke, prophetic reading Levine, The Ancient Synagogue, The First Thousand Years (2005) 149
marriage Rüpke, The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine Time, History and the Fasti (2011) 163
merchants, mercantile activity, traders Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
moses, origin of torah reading Levine, The Ancient Synagogue, The First Thousand Years (2005) 149
nazareth, jesus in synagogue Levine, The Ancient Synagogue, The First Thousand Years (2005) 149
palestine (eretz israel, holy land) Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
parapegmata Rüpke, The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine Time, History and the Fasti (2011) 163
pathros, paulina, story of Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
perga Levine, The Ancient Synagogue, The First Thousand Years (2005) 149
philosophy of administration Capponi, Augustan Egypt: The Creation of a Roman Province (2005) 237
plague, antonine plague Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
plague, jews as plague-sowers Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
plague Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
planetary gods Rüpke, The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine Time, History and the Fasti (2011) 163
praefectus praetorii Capponi, Augustan Egypt: The Creation of a Roman Province (2005) 250
prayer, worship Levine, The Ancient Synagogue, The First Thousand Years (2005) 149
preacher, preaching Levine, The Ancient Synagogue, The First Thousand Years (2005) 149
procurator (epitropos) Capponi, Augustan Egypt: The Creation of a Roman Province (2005) 250
prophets (books of) Levine, The Ancient Synagogue, The First Thousand Years (2005) 149
publicani Capponi, Augustan Egypt: The Creation of a Roman Province (2005) 237
q. horatius flaccus Rüpke, The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine Time, History and the Fasti (2011) 163
rhodes Levine, The Ancient Synagogue, The First Thousand Years (2005) 149
rome, expulsion of jews and isis followers Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
sabbath, jesus in synagogues Levine, The Ancient Synagogue, The First Thousand Years (2005) 149
sabbath, qumran (essenes) Levine, The Ancient Synagogue, The First Thousand Years (2005) 149
sabbath Rüpke, The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine Time, History and the Fasti (2011) 163
sanctity of, bima' Levine, The Ancient Synagogue, The First Thousand Years (2005) 149
septimius severus, emperor Rüpke, The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine Time, History and the Fasti (2011) 163
septizonium Rüpke, The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine Time, History and the Fasti (2011) 163
strategos Capponi, Augustan Egypt: The Creation of a Roman Province (2005) 250
suetonius Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
sunday Rüpke, The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine Time, History and the Fasti (2011) 163
syria Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
tacitus Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
theodotos inscription, leadership Levine, The Ancient Synagogue, The First Thousand Years (2005) 149
tiberius (emperor) Salvesen et al., Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period (2020) 284
torture Capponi, Augustan Egypt: The Creation of a Roman Province (2005) 237
traian, emperor Rüpke, The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine Time, History and the Fasti (2011) 163
tribunus militum Capponi, Augustan Egypt: The Creation of a Roman Province (2005) 250
vettenos, theodotos family Levine, The Ancient Synagogue, The First Thousand Years (2005) 149
week, eight-day, planetary Rüpke, The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine Time, History and the Fasti (2011) 163
zodiac Rüpke, The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine Time, History and the Fasti (2011) 163