Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Twelve Caesars - page 244, Nero

Physical characteristics of Nero:

Height: average.
Body: pustular and malodorous.
Hair: light blond.
Features: pretty, rather than handsome.
Eyes: blue and rather weak.
Neck: squat.
Belly: protuberant.
Legs: spindling.

... He was entirely shameless in the style of his appearance and dress, but always had his hair set in rows of curls and, when he visited Greece, let it grow long and hang down his back.

The only thing Suetonius left out was the Emperor's fantastic neck beard.

Nobody rocks this look like I do!


AlanDP said...

"pustular and malodorous"

I have to use that sometime. Somehow.

Albatross said...

Bonus points if your mark has a neck beard.