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Twelve Emperors by Suetonius

Tiberius Chapter 71: His use of Greek.
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Though he [Note 1] spoke Greek readily and fluently, yet he would not use it on all occasions, and especially eschewed it in the Senate; so much so that before using the word monopolium, he begged pardon for the necessity of employing a foreign term. On another occasion, when a soldier was asked in Greek to give testimony, he forbade him to answer except in Latin.

Note 1: Tiberius

Sermone Graeco quamquam alioqui promptus et facilis, non tamen usque quaque usus est abstinuitque maxime in senatu; adeo quidem, ut monopolium nominaturus ueniam prius postularet, quod sibi uerbo peregrino utendum esset. Atque etiam cum in quodam decreto patrum emblema recitaretur, commutandam censuit uocem et pro peregrina nostratem requirendam aut, si non reperiretur, uel pluribus et per ambitum uerborum rem enuntiandam. Militem quoque Graece testimonium interrogatum nisi Latine respondere uetuit.