Suetonius Vol.II The Lives of the Caesars, II: Claudius. by Suetonius PDF

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1 2 n See note on Aug. Ixxiv. Instead of keeping it covered with his toga, an undignified performance for an emperor. c " The Dove," nickname of a gladiator. * The symbol of discharge ; cf. Hor. Epist. 1. 1. 2. See note on Calig. xxxv. 3. tt 6 42 THE DEIFIED CLAUDIUS when they are tired out and throwing them to the ground by the horns. He gave many gladiatorial shows and in many places one in yearly celebration of his accession, in the Praetorian Camp without wild beasts and fine equipment, and one in the Saepta of the regular and usual kind another in the same place not in the regular list, short and lasting but a few days, to which he was the first to apply the name of sportula* because before giving it for the first time he made " proclamation that he invited the people as it were to an extempore meal, hastily prepared," Now there was no form of entertainment at which he was more familiar and free, even thrusting out his left hand, & as the commons did, and counting aloud on his fingers the gold pieces which were paid to the victors and ever and anon he would address the audience, and invite and urge them to merriment, " masters " from time to time, and calling them For interspersing feeble and far-fetched jokes.

Libertinos, qui prohibuit. ; 1 8 * the * communi, Baslt td. ) ; communis, Q, Cauchi, suggested by Ihm ; Cauchius, mss. The state treasury, located Forum cf. Aug. xxxvi. , Ann. legions in 4* in the temple of Saturn in ; Germany. 11. 20, this wag done by the THE DEIFIED CLAUDIUS had chosen the sons of freedmen into the but he did not know that in the days of Appius and for some time afterwards the term liberlini designated, not those who were themselves manumitted, but their freeborn sons. He obliged the college of quaestors to give a gladiatorial show then depriving in place of paving the roads them of their official duties at Ostia and in Gaul, family, senate ; ; he restored to them the charge of the treasury of Saturn," which had in the meantime been administered by praetors, or by ex-praetors, as in our time.

By Germanicus "' f a fratris For carrying her image aeeCalig. xv. 1, and of. Tib. li. 2. Germanicus. See Aug. xcviii. 5. The comedy was doubtless written ; 6 ; ; see Calig. See JuL. butvi. 1. iii. 2. THE DEIFIED CLAUDIUS that they had also demanded his own death. " He had divine honours voted his grandmother Livia and a chariot drawn by elephants in the procession at the Circus,- like that of Augustus; also public offerings to the shades of his parents and in addition annual games in the Circus on his father's birthday and for his mother a carriage to bear her image through the Circus and the surname of Augusta, which she had declined during her lifetime.

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