Monday, April 16, 2012

The Twelve Caesars - page 151, Tiberius

The first news of his death caused such joy at Rome that people ran about yelling: 'To the Tiber with Tiberius!' and others offered prayers to Mother Earth and the Infernal Gods to give him no home below except among the damned. There were also loud threats to drag his body off with a hook and fling it on the Stairs of Mourning; ... .

Nope. Nobody liked Tiberius much at all in his later years. Can you tell?

Yar! To the stairs with yer scurvy hide!

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