Rome, indeed, is divided into fourteen districts, four of which remained uninjured, three were levelled to the ground, while in the other seven were left only a few shattered, half-burnt relics of houses. Nero at this time was at Antium, and did not return to Rome until the fire approached his house, which he had built to connect the palace with the gardens of Maecenas. When every one in the Senate, those especially who had most cause to mourn, abased himself in flattery, Salienus Clemens denounced Junius Gallio, who was terror-stricken at his brother Seneca's death was pleading for his life. Nero offered his gardens for the spectacle, and was exhibiting a show in the circus, while he mingled with the people in the dress of a charioteer or stood aloft on a car. Against it Nero has taken no precaution. If such practices are stopped, our provinces will be ruled more equitably and more steadily. As for the besieged, it appeared that they had such an abundance of corn that they fired the granaries, and Corbulo declared that the Parthians on the other hand were in want of supplies, and would have abandoned the siege from their fodder being all but exhausted, and that he was himself only three days' march distant. Plautius Silvanus; implicated in the scandal of Messalina and Silius, but spared out of consideration for his uncle XI. So too were the riches acquired by our many victories, various beauties of Greek art, then again the ancient and genuine historical monuments of men of genius, and, notwithstanding the striking splendour of the restored city, old men will remember many things which could not be replaced. Nero meanwhile, having no personal hatred against Paulina and not wishing to heighten the odium of his cruelty, forbade her death.
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Then the Roman commended the young prince for abandoning rash courses, and adopting a safe and expedient policy.
And indeed he had written to the emperor that a general was wanted specially for the defence of Armenia, and that Syria, threatened as it was by Vologeses, was in yet more imminent peril.
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After a time he grew so powerful by accusing all the best men, that in influence, wealth, and ability to injure, he was pre-eminent even in that bad company. The woman was named Satria Galla, her former husband Domitius Silius; and by the complaisance of the latter and the profligacy of the former Piso's infamy was kept alive.
Book XV (end) . by the public tribunal of Athens It was brought, and he swallowed it. and a battery of bibliography; Fulkerson settles for the brief (and inaccurate)Hanc uos, Pierides, festis cantate Kalendis ('Hymn this girl, Pierians, on the festive Kalends'; note, with Tränkle, dicite, Pierides);. 14 A. Laird, 'Design and Designation in Virgil's Aeneid, Tacitus' Annals, and. Annals Book XV. Historian Tacitus says it most likely started in the shops were flammable goods were kept.
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The number involved or under suspicion — six mentioned here, and Subrius Flavus — is remarkable.
Added to this were the wailings of terror-stricken women, the feebleness of age, the helpless inexperience of childhood, the crowds who sought to save themselves or others, dragging out the infirm or waiting for them, and by their hurry in the one case, by their delay in the other, aggravating the confusion. Soon afterwards, tidings of a naval disaster was received, but not from war, for never had there been so profound a peace.
He also offered rewards proportioned to each person's position and property, and prescribed a period within which they were to obtain them on the completion of so many houses or blocks of building.
Even Rome itself he put, so to say, under custody, garrisoning its walls with companies of soldiers and occupying with troops the coast and the river-banks. Hence, even for criminals who deserved extreme and exemplary punishment, there arose a feeling of compassion; for it was not, as it seemed, for the public good, but to glut one man's cruelty, that they were being destroyed.