The lives of the twelve first Roman Emperors...


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Author  Suetonio Tranquilo Cayo
Publication Date   March 6, 2012
ISBN  1130463915
Pages  132

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1732 Excerpt: ... only afraid of being feafick, and tf the trouble of the voye s and Tiberius had only made ufe a medicine for a cough he had uptn him emßantly, that grew werfe and tvorfe. For as to his ficcceffir Claudius, he only Javed him to make fpirt with. 24. He lived in the prailice of inceß with aU hit Sißcrs, and at table when a great deal of company was irejent,he placed them every one by turns below him, whilfl his lady lay above him. It is believed he deflowred one of them Drußlla, whil/l he teas yet a minor; and mas taken in her embraces by his grand mother An tonia, xetth whom they aere educated together. And when file teas afterwards married to Lucius Caffius Longinus a confular gentleman, he took ner from him, and kept her openly as his wife: and in a fit of ficknefs did by his will appoint her heirefs of his eßate and the Empire too. After her death he ordered a publick mourning for lier, during which it was capital for any one to law/h, ufe the bath, or fup with his parents, wife or children. And bring inconfolable under his affliction, he went haflily and in the night time from the city: and after be had gone through Campania went for Syracufe, and then fuddenly return d without fliaving his beard, or trimming hit hair ail that while. Ñor did he ever after that in matters of the Greatest importance, not in the ajfembly: of the people or the foldiers, Jwear any otherwife, than by the divinity of Drufilla. The refi of his ßflers he did not treat with that fondnefs or regard, but would oftentimes profiitute them to his catamites. And therefore he the more readily condemned them in tle cafe of /Èmilitts Lepidtts, as guilty of adultery, and privy to that con/piracy agaw/i him. Tier did be only divulge their own hand writ...

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