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4 results for "viriplaca"
1. Tacitus, Histories, 3.38 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •viriplaca (goddess) Found in books: Mueller (2002) 73
3.38.  The death of Junius Blaesus, becoming known at the time, caused much gossip. The story, as we learn it, is this. When Vitellius was seriously ill in the gardens of Servilius, he noticed that a tower near by was brilliantly lighted at night. On asking the reason he was told that Caecina Tuscus was giving a large dinner at which Junius Blaesus was the guest of honour; and his informants went on to exaggerate the elaborate preparations made for this dinner and to speak of the guests' extravagant enjoyment. There was no lack of men ready to accuse Tuscus and others; but they blamed Blaesus most severely because he spent his days in pleasure while his emperor was sick. When the people, who have a keen eye for the angry moods of princes, saw that Vitellius was exasperated and that Blaesus could be destroyed, Lucius Vitellius was assigned the rôle of informant. His hatred for Blaesus sprang from base jealousy, for, stained as he was by every infamy, Blaesus surpassed him by his eminent reputation. So now, bursting into the emperor's bedroom, Lucius embraced the son of Vitellius and fell on his knees. When Vitellius asked the reason for his trepidation, Lucius replied that he had no personal fear and was not anxious for himself, but that it was on behalf of his brother and his brother's children that he brought his prayers and tears. "There is no point," he said, "in fearing Vespasian, whose approach is blocked by all the German legions, by all the brave and loyal provinces, and in short by boundless stretches of sea and land. The enemy against whom you must be on your guard is in the city, in your own bosom: he boasts that the Junii and Antonii are his ancestors; and, claiming imperial descent, he parades before the soldiers his courtesy and magnificence. Everyone's thoughts are attracted to him, while you, failing to distinguish between friend and foe, cherish a rival who watches his emperor's distress from a dinner-table. To pay him for his unseasonable joy, he should suffer a night of sorrow and doom, that he may know and feel that Vitellius is alive and emperor, and furthermore that, if any misfortune happens to him, he still has a son."
2. Pliny The Younger, Letters, 4.15.5-4.15.6 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •viriplaca (goddess) Found in books: Kaster(2005) 25
3. Pliny The Younger, Letters, 4.15.5-4.15.6 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •viriplaca (goddess) Found in books: Kaster(2005) 25
4. Valerius Maximus, Memorable Deeds And Sayings, 2.1.6-2.1.7, 2.5.4  Tagged with subjects: •viriplaca (goddess) Found in books: Kaster(2005) 25; Mueller (2002) 73