Suetonius on Nero

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

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Manolo says, “He was about the average height, his body marked with spots and malodorous, his hair light blond, his features regular rather than attractive, his eyes blue and somewhat weak, his neck over thick, his belly prominent, and his legs very slender… He was utterly shameless in the care of his person and in his dress, always having his hair arranged in tiers of curls…

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He thought that there was no other way of enjoying riches and money than by riotous extravagance, declaring that only stingy fellows kept a correct account of what they spent, while fine and genuinely magnificent gentlemen wasted and squandered.”

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8 Responses to “Suetonius on Nero”




  1. Mike Beversluis Says:

    I’m getting a very strong Shatner vibe from that picture. Has anyone seen them in a room together?




  2. Gina Says:

    If you include the part about “…and he often appeared in public in a dining-robe,” you might have Hugh Hef there…




  3. mcjane Says:

    I am amazed by the erudition of the Manolo, and totally confident that should New York ever burn, the Donald, he would be fiddling.




  4. Sibyl Says:

    The Suetonius, he rocks my little history-major world.




  5. sonji Says:

    Everyone, their responses, they are so funny. Manolo, why do you think that the Oprah she has not attempted the re-make and the unwind of the tresses of the Donald? Does not the Oprah frequently chastise the men of the comb-over and the mullet?




  6. rotangus Says:

    Le Trump as Augustus. I love it! Pass the figs…




  7. will gaston Says:

    Yes…but isn’t that Ivana, or whatever the girl’s name is, a little cutie?




  8. Tania Says:

    It seems he is going to let the basketball player live.













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