Zitate von Sueton
Geburtstag: 70 n.Chr.
Andere Namen:Gaius Tranquillus Suetonius,Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus
Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus war ein römischer Schriftsteller und Verwaltungsbeamter. Suetons bedeutendstes Werk sind die Kaiserviten , in denen er das Leben Caesars und der römischen Kaiser von Augustus bis Domitian schildert. Für die modernen Historiker liefert er mit seinen Schriften eine wertvolle Informationsquelle über das Leben römischer Gelehrter sowie der ersten römischen Kaiser.
„Once a woman declared that she was desperately in love with him, and he took her to bed with him. "How shall I enter that item in your expense ledger?" asked his accountant later, on learning that she had got 4,000 gold pieces out of him; and Vespasian replied, "Just put it down to 'passion for Vespasian'".“
„The courtiers tried every trick to lure or force him into making complaints against Tiberius; always, however, without success. He not only failed to show any interest in the murder of his relatives, but affected an amazing indifference to his own ill-treatment, behaving so obsequiously to his adoptive grandfather and to the entire household, that someone said of him, very neatly: "Never was there a better slave, or a worse master!"“
„When [his son] Drusus died Tiberius was not greatly concerned, and went back to his usual business almost as soon as the funeral ended, cutting short the period of official mourning; in fact, when a Trojan delegation arrived with condolences somewhat belatedly, Tiberius grinned, having apparently got over his loss, and replied: "May I condole with you, in return, on the death of your eminent fellow-citizen Hector?"“
„No one was allowed to leave the theatre during his recitals, however pressing the reason. We read of women in the audience giving birth, and of men being so bored with listening and applauding that they furtively dropped down from the wall at the rear, since the gates were kept barred, or shammed dead and were carried away for burial.“
Ch. 23 Of Nero's public performances in musical competitions.