What does Suetonius say about Augustus?

What does Suetonius say about Augustus?

Suetonius quotes Augustus as repeatedly cursing his enemies by saying that they should have “a wife and children like mine.” According to Suetonius, Augustus lived a modest life, with few luxuries. Augustus lived in an ordinary Roman house, ate ordinary Roman meals, and slept in an ordinary Roman bed.

Why is Suetonius important?

His most important surviving work is a set of biographies of 12 successive Roman rulers, from Julius Caesar to Domitian, entitled De vita Caesarum….

Suetonius
Genre Biography
Subject History, biography, oratory
Literary movement Silver Age of Latin
Notable works The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

What did Pliny say about Jesus?

They are not to be sought out; if they are denounced and proved guilty, they are to be punished, with this reservation, that whoever denies that he is a Christian and really proves it–that is, by worshiping our gods–even though he was under suspicion in the past, shall obtain pardon through repentance.

What symbol did Constantine’s soldiers carry?

The labarum (Greek: λάβαρον) was a vexillum (military standard) that displayed the “Chi-Rho” symbol ☧, a christogram formed from the first two Greek letters of the word “Christ” (Greek: ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ, or Χριστός) — Chi (χ) and Rho (ρ). It was first used by the Roman emperor Constantine the Great.

What is Chi Rho symbol?

The Chi Rho (/ˈkaɪ ˈroʊ/; also known as chrismon) is one of the earliest forms of christogram, formed by superimposing the first two (capital) letters—chi and rho (ΧΡ)—of the Greek word ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ (Christos) in such a way that the vertical stroke of the rho intersects the center of the chi.

What happened at Milvian Bridge?

Battle of Milvian Bridge, (October 28, 312 ce), major battle in a Roman civil war between Constantine I and Maxentius. A lightning campaign saw Maxentius killed in battle at the Milvian Bridge on the outskirts of Rome. Constantine’s victory confirmed his role as ruler of the Western Empire.

Who went to war with Constantine?

Maxentius

What church did Constantine build in Rome?

the Church of St. Peter

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