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Suetonius, Vespasian was extremely ironic about the practice of deifying the rulers of Rome. Supposedly, sensing the approaching death, he was to say: “I think I’m becoming a god” ( vae, puto, deus fio).
In turn, when he was already on his deathbed, he suddenly stood up saying: “An emperor ought to die standing” (
imperatorem stantem oportet mori). Sources Suetonius, Life of Vespasian 23
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