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Twelve Emperors by Suetonius

Domitian, Chapter 13: Master and God
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When he [Note 1] became emperor, he did not hesitate to boast in the Senate that he had conferred their power on both his father [Note 2] and his brother, [Note 3 and that they had but returned him his own; nor on taking back his wife [Note 4] after their divorce, that he had "recalled her to his divine couch". [ Pulvinar" here means the couch for the images of the gods; cf., Aug. xlv.1]. He delighted to hear the people in the amphitheatre shout on his feast day: "Good Fortune attend out Lord and Mistress." Even more, in the Capitoline competition, when all the people begged him with great unanimity to restore Palfurius Sura, who had been banished some time before from the Senate, and on that occasion received the prize for oratory, he deigned no reply, but merely had a crier bid them be silent. With no less arrogance he began as follows in dictating a circular letter in the name of his procurators, "Our Master and our God bids that this be done." And so the custom arose of henceforth addressing him in no other way, even in writing or in conversation. He suffered no statues to be set up in his honor in the Capitol, except of gold and silver and of a fixed weight. He erected so many and such huge vaulted passageways and arches in the various regions of the city, adorned with chariots and triumphal emblems, that on one of them someone wrote in Greek: "It is enough." He held the consulship seventeen times [77, 80, 82-88, 90, 92, 95] more often than any of his predecessors. Of these, the seven middle ones were in successive years, but all of them he filled in name only, continuing none beyond the first of May, and few after the Ides of January. Having assumed the surname Germanicus after his two triumphs, he renamed the months of September and October from his own names, calling them "Germanicus" and "Domitianus," because in the former he had come to the throne and was born in the latter.

Note 1: he = Domitian
Note 2: father = Vespasian
Note 3: brother = Titus
Note 4: wife = Domitia