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Suetonius, Tiberius, 73


nan Meanwhile, having read in the proceedings of the senate that some of those under accusation, about whom he had written briefly, merely stating that they had been named by an informer, had been discharged without a hearing, he cried out in anger that he was held in contempt, and resolved to return to Capreae at any cost, since he would not risk any step except from his place of refuge. Detained, however, by bad weather and the increasing violence of his illness, he died a little later in the villa of Lucullus, in the seventy-eighth year of his age and the twenty-third of his reign, on the seventeenth day before the Kalends of April, in the consul­ship of Gnaeus Acerronius Proculus and Gaius Pontius Nigrinus., Some think that Gaius gave him a slow and wasting poison; others that during convalescence from an attack of fever food was refused him when he asked for it. Some say that a pillow was thrown upon his face, when he came to and asked for a ring which had been taken from him during a fainting fit. Seneca writes that conscious of his approaching end, he took off the ring, as if to give it to someone, but held fast to it for a time; then he put it back on his finger, and clenching his left hand, lay for a long time motionless; suddenly he called for his attendants, and on receiving no response, got up; but his strength failed him and he fell dead near the couch.


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

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1. Seneca The Younger, De Consolatione Ad Polybium (Ad Polybium De Consolatione) (Dialogorum Liber Xi), 13.2 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2. Suetonius, Augustus, 99 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3. Suetonius, Nero, 49 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

4. Tacitus, Annals, 6.5 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

6.5.  Next Cotta Messalinus, father of every barbarous proposal and therefore the object of inveterate dislike, found himself, on the first available occasion, indicted for hinting repeatedly that the sex of Gaius Caesar was an open question; for dining with the priests on Augusta's birthday and describing the function as a wake; for adding, when he was complaining of the influence of Manius Lepidus and Lucius Arruntius, his opponents in a money dispute:— "The senate will side with them, but my pretty little Tiberius with me." The whole of the charges were proved against him by men of the highest position; and, as they pressed their case, he appealed to the emperor. Before long came a letter; in which Tiberius, by way of defence, harked back to the origin of the friendship between himself and Cotta, commemorated his many services, and desired that mischievously perverted phrases and the frankness of table-talk should not be turned into evidence of guilt.
5. Cassius Dio, Roman History, 59.26.1 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

59.26.1.  Now there was a certain Protogenes, who assisted the emperor in all his harshest measures, and was always carrying around two books, one of which he called his sword and the other his dagger.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
acta senatus, use of Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 323
acta senatus Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 323
antistius sosianus Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 479
appuleia varilla Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 479
asinius marcellus, m. Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 479
asinius rufinus fabianus, sex. Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 323
augustus, emperor, 163, 164 Galinsky, Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity (2016) 164
claudius, jurisdiction Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 479
clodius celsinus Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 323
clodius thrasea paetus, p., in senate absence, at trial of antistius sosianus Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 479
clutorius priscus Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 479
consul, role Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 479
emperor, jurisdiction Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 479
emperor, record of speeches by Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 323
emperor, relationship Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 479
emperor, uses acta senatus Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 323
lollia paulina Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 479
macro, q. sartorius Galinsky, Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity (2016) 164
maiestas Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 479
nero, emperor Galinsky, Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity (2016) 164
nero, jurisdiction Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 479
populi diurna acta Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 323
relatio, requested by members Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 323
senate, in latin and greek, treatment of defendants Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 479
senatus Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 323
seneca (elder) Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 323
shakespeare, william, as you like it Galinsky, Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity (2016) 164
suetonius tranquillus, c. Galinsky, Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity (2016) 164
tiberius, emperor, accession Galinsky, Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity (2016) 164
tiberius, emperor, death' Galinsky, Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity (2016) 164
tiberius, jurisdiction Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 479
tiberius, uses acta senatus Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (1984) 323