This page cannot be viewed in frames

Go to page

If you have found a spelling error, please, notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

Augustus’ sarcasm

This post is also available in: Polish (polski)

Octavian Augustus
Octavian Augustus

When Octavian Augustus heard that among the young children that Herod the Great had ordered to murder in Syria was Herod’s son, he said (having in mind Jewish custom of abstaining from pork)

– It is better to be Herod’s pig, than his son1.

Author: Marek Mikołajczyk
Footnotes
  1. Macrobius, Saturnalia, II, IV:11
Sources
  • Jerzy Łanowski, Antologia Anegdoty Antycznej

IMPERIUM ROMANUM needs your support!

If you like the content that I collect on the website and that I share on social media channels I will be grateful for supporting me. Even the smallest amounts will allow me to pay for further corrections, improvements on the site and pay the server.

Support IMPERIUM ROMANUM!

Support IMPERIUM ROMANUM!

News from world of ancient Rome

If you want to be up to date with newest articles on website and discoveries from the world of ancient Rome, subscribe to the newsletter, which is sent each Saturday.

Subscribe to newsletter!

Subscribe to newsletter

Roman bookstore

I encourage you to buy interesting books about the history of ancient Rome and antiquity.

Check out bookstore

Roman bookstore

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: