g (Cass. Dio lvii. 21. 3). Tiberius did
not complete the work of restoration (Suet. Tib. 47; Cal. 21), or, according
to another statement, did not dedicate it (Tac. Ann. vi. 45). The completion of the work is ascribed to Caligula (Suet. Cal. 21) or Claudius
(Suet. Claud. 21), and the dedication to the latter (Suet. Claud. 21;
Cass. Dio lx. 6. 8), who inscribed the name of Tiberius on the scaena and
built a marble arch in his honour (see ARCUS TIBERII) near the theatre
(Suet. Claud. II).
In 66 A.D. when Tiridates, king of Armenia, visited Rome, Nero is
said to have gilded the scaena and the exterior of the theatre for that
one occasion, and to have stretched purple awnings over the cavea (Plin.
cit. xxxiii. 54; Cass. Dio lxii. 6. 1-2). In 80 the scaena was burned
(Cass. Dio lxvi. 24. 2), but must have been repaired very soon. Under
Severus some restoration must have been carried out, for there are
two inscriptions of Q. Acilius Fuscus, who was procurator operis theatri
Pompeiani in 20