Tranquillus Gaius Suetonius citáty
Tranquillus Gaius Suetonius
Datum narození: 70 n. l.
Datum úmrtí: 126
Další jména:Gaius Tranquillus Suetonius,Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus
Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus byl římský polyhistor.
Působil jako obhájce a učitel gramatiky. V letech 119 – 121 byl císařským tajemníkem, ale pro příliš blízký vztah s císařovnou upadl v nemilost a musel se vzdálit od dvora.
Citáty Tranquillus Gaius Suetonius
„Caesar overtook his advanced guard at the river Rubicon, which formed the frontier between Gaul and Italy. Well aware how critical a decision confronted him, he turned to his staff, remarking: "We may still draw back but, once across that little bridge, we shall have to fight it out."“
„His wastefulness showed most of all in the architectural projects. He built a palace, stretching from the Palatine to the Esquiline, which he called…"The Golden House". The following details will give some notion of its size and magnificence. The entrance-hall was large enough to contain a huge statue of himself, 120 feet high…Parts of the house were overlaid with gold and studded with precious stones and mother-of pearl. All the dining-rooms had ceilings of fretted ivory, the panels of which could slide back and let a rain of flowers, or of perfume from hidden sprinklers, shower upon his guests. The main dining-room was circular, and its roof revolved, day and night, in time with the sky. Sea water, or sulphur water, was always on tap in the baths. When the palace had been decorated throughout in this lavish style, Nero dedicated it, and condescended to remark: "Good, now I can at last begin to live like a human being!"“
„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'".“