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2). From our three main sources we can assemble the acclamations Nero received from the Augustiani, who called ‘‘Glorious Caesar! Our Apollo, Our Augustus, another Pythian! 20). 5) the citizens cried out ‘‘Hail, Olympic victor! Hail, Pythian victor! Augustus, Hail to Nero our Hercules, Hail to Nero, our Apollo, the only victor of the grand tour, the only one from the beginning of time; Augustus, Augustus, O divine voice! ’’ As Champlin (2003a) has demonstrated, Nero’s return to Rome was presented in the form of a triumph, with an array of his crowns, wooden boards inscribed with the names of the games, then Nero himself dressed in the purple robe and gold embroidered cloak of a triumphator, in the triumphal chariot which Augustus had used, holding the Pythian laurel, and accompanied not by his sons like a true Roman but by the Greek citharist Diodorus.
While Nero’s love for charioteering is certainly part of the story in Suetonius’ catalogue of disgraces and vices, however, it occupies a relatively small part of the narrative. Such brevity can be explained in several ways. First, chariot-racing did not really scandalize Romans as did acting or singing, and professional charioteers were not legally disqualified like actors (Rawson (1991) 475–86). In addition, we can add to the fashionable glamour of Nero’s famous grandfather the tales of Caligula’s pontoon bridge over the Bay of Naples, which he crossed first on horseback, then in a two-horse chariot.
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