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CAIUS TRANQUILLUS SUETONIUS
Roman historian
(c. 69 - after 122)

He found a city of bricks, he left one of marble.
      - [Proverbs]

It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear, not to skin his sheep.
      - [Proverbs]

The die is cast.--The exclamation of Caesar as he crossed the Rubicon.
      - [Fate]

These things by reason of our friendship I have not hesitated glo to communicate.
      - [Proverbs]

Would that the Roman people had but one neck!
  [Lat., Utinam populus Romanus unam cervicem haberet!]
      - in Life of Caligula, ascribed to Caligula, also ascribed to Caligula by Seneca and Cassius, ascribed to Nero by others
        [Rome]

More quickly than asparagus is cooked.
  [Lat., Velocius (or citius) quam asparagi coquantur.]
      - Augustus (87), a saying of Augustus Caesar
        [Cookery]

Let the die be cast.
  [Lat., Jacta alea esto; or, jacta esa alea.)
      - Caesar (32),
        Caesar on crossing the Rubicon, often quoted as a proverb
        [Fate]

He [Caesar Augustus] found a city built of brick; he left it built of marble.
  [Lat., Urbem lateritiam accepit, mamoream relinquit.]
      - Caesar Augustus (28), adapted [Cities]

A flock of hirelings (venal pack).
  [Lat., Grex venalium.]
      - De Clar. Rhet. (I) [Public]

A good shepherd shears his flock, not flays them.
  [Lat., Boni pastoris est tondere pecus non deglubere.]
      - Life (32),
        attributed to him by Tiberius Caesar
        [Churches]

When I am dead let the earth be dissolved in fire.
      - Nero (38), quoting Nero [Future]

Hail Caesar, we who are about to die salute you. (or, Hail Emperor, we salute you.)
  [Lat., Ave Caesar, morituri te salutant (or, Ave Imperator, te salutamus.)]
      - Tiberius Claudius Drusus (XXI, 13) [Death]

The fox changes his skin but not his habits.
  [Lat., Vulpem pilum mutare, non mores.]
      - Vespasianus (16) [Habit]


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