„I, Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus … this, that and the other“

—  Robert Graves, kniha I, Claudius, I, Claudius (1934), Context: I, Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus … this, that and the other (for I shall not trouble you yet with all my titles), who was once, and not so long ago either, known to my friends and relatives and associates as ‘Claudius the Idiot]’, or ‘That Claudius’, or ‘Claudius the Stammerer’, or ‘Clau-Clau-Claudius’, or at best as ‘Poor Uncle Claudius’, am now about to write this [[strange history of my life; starting from my earliest childhood and continuing year by year until I reach the fateful point of change where, some eight years ago, at the age of fifty-one, I suddenly found myself caught in what I may call the ‘golden predicament’ from which I have never since become disentangled. Ch. 1.
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anglický badatel, literární kritik a spisovatel 1895 - 1985

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„The histories of Tiberius, Caius, Claudius, and Nero, while they were in power, were falsified through terror, and after their death were written under the irritation of a recent hatred. Hence my purpose is to relate a few facts about Augustus - more particularly his last acts, then the reign of Tiberius, and all which follows, without either bitterness or partiality, from any motives to which I am far removed.“

—  Tacitus, kniha Annals
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„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?"“

—  Sueton, kniha The Twelve Caesars
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„Not Nero, but God, rules the world.“

—  Henryk Sienkiewicz, kniha Quo Vadis
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„Cruel, but composed and bland,
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—  Matthew Arnold English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools 1822 - 1888
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„The neurotic thinks himself both Hamlet and Claudius, in a world that belongs to Polonius.“

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„You know who I am?! I'm William Tiberius Shatner!“

—  William Shatner Canadian actor, musician, recording artist, author, and film director 1931
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„I used to be called Captain Chainsaw, now I am Nero, setting the Amazon aflame.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro Brazilian president elect 1955
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„To the governors who recommended burdensome taxes for his provinces, he [Tiberius] wrote in answer that it was the part of a good shepherd to shear his flock, not skin it.“

—  Tiberius 2nd Emperor of Ancient Rome, member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty -42 - 37 př. n. l.
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„nowiki>[Paul] then, in the fourteenth year of Nero on the same day with Peter, was beheaded at Rome for Christ's sake and was buried in the Ostian way, the twenty-seventh year after our Lord's passion.“

—  Jerome, kniha De Viris Illustribus
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