Tiberius and the Limits of Flattery: Cassius Dio, 57.18.2

“When the plan was laid out to the emperor Tiberius that the month of November, on the sixteenth of which month he was born, should be renamed Tiberius, he said, ‘And what will you do, should there be thirteen Caesars?’”

τῷ δὲ Τιβερίῳ τῆς βουλῆς ἐγκειμένης, καὶ τὸν γοῦν μῆνα τὸν Νο-

έμβριον, ἐν ᾧ τῇ ἕκτῃ ἐπὶ δέκα ἐγεγέννητο, Τιβέριον καλεῖσθαι ἀξιού-

σης, “καὶ τί” ἔφη “ποιήσετε, ἂν δεκατρεῖς Καίσαρες γένωνται;”

Leave a Reply