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Twelve Emperors by Suetonius

Tiberius Chapter 13: Tiberius on Rhodes (cont.)[6 BC - 2 AD]
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He also gave up his usual exercises with horses and arms, and laying aside the garb of his country, took to the cloak and slippers; and in this state he continued for upwards of two years, becoming daily an object of greater contempt and aversion. This went so far that the citizens of Nemausus threw down his statues and busts, and when mention was once made of him at a private dinner party, a man got up and assured Gaius that if he would say the word, he would at once take ship for Rhodes and bring back the head of the exile, as he was commonly called. It was this act especially, which made his position no longer one of mere fear but of actual peril, that drove Tiberius to sue for his recall with most urgent prayers, in which his mother [Note 1] joined; and he obtained it, although partly owing to a fortunate chance. Augustus had resolved to come to no decision of the question which was not agreeable to his elder son, who, as it happened, was at the time somewhat at odds with Marcus Lollius, and accordingly ready to lend an ear to his step-father's prayers. With his consent therefore Tiberius was recalled, but on the understanding that he should take no part or active interest in public affairs.

Note 1: mother = Livia

Event: Tiberius on Rhodes

Equi quoque et armorum solitas exercitationes omisit redegitque se deposito patrio habitu ad pallium et crepidas atque in tali statu biennio fere permansit, contemptior in dies et inuisior, adeo ut imagines eius et statuas Nemausenses subuerterint ac familiari quondam conuiuio mentione eius orta extiterit qui Gaio polliceretur, confestim se, si iuberet, Rhodum nauigaturum caputque exulis--sic enim appellabatur--relaturum. Quo praecipue non iam metu sed discrimine coactus est, tam suis quam matris inpensissimis precibus reditum expostulare, impetrauitque adiutus aliquantum etiam casu. Destinatum Augusto erat, nihil super ea re nisi ex uoluntate maioris fili statuere; is forte tunc M. Lollio offensior, facilis exorabilisque in uitricum fuit. Permittente ergo Gaio reuocatus est, uerum sub condicione ne quam partem curamue rei p. attingeret.