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Twelve Emperors by Suetonius

Vespasian, Chapter 13: His modesty (cont.)[AD 69-79]
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He bore the frank language of his friends, the quips of pleaders, and the impudence of the philosophers with the greatest patience. Though Licinius Mucianus, a man of notorious unchastity, presumed upon his services to treat Vespasian with scant respect, he never had the heart to criticize him except privately and then only to the extent of adding to a complaint made to a common friend, the significant words: "I at least am a man." When Salvius Liberalis ventured to say, while defending a rich client, "What is it to Caesar if Hipparchus has a hundred millions," he personally commended him. When the Cynic Demetrius met him abroad after being condemned to banishment, and without deigning to rise in his presence or to salute him, even snarled out some insult, he merely called him cur."

Event: Vespasian emperor

querens adderet clausulam: Ego tamen vir sum. Salvium Liberalem in defensione divitis rei ausum dicere: Quid ad Caesarem, si Hipparchus sestertium milies habet? et ipse laudavit. Demetrium Cynicum in itinere obvium sibi post damnationem, ac neque assurgere neque salutare se dignantem, oblatrantem etiam nescio quid, satis habuit canem appellare.