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C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Divus Julius (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 39 (search)
The spectacles he exhibited to the people were of various kinds; namely. a combat of gladiators,Gladiators were first publicly exhibited at Rome by two brothers called Brufi, at the funeral of their father, A.U.C. 490; and for some time they were exhibited only on such occasions. But afterwards they were also employed by the magistrates, to entertain the people, particularly at the Saturnalia, and feasts of Minerva. These cruel spectacles were prohibited by Constantine, but not entirely suppressed until the time of Honorius. and stage-plays in the several wards of the city, and in different languages; likewise Circensian games, The Circensian games were shews exhibited in the Circus Maximus, and consisted of various kinds: first, chariot and horse-races, of which the Romans were extravagantly fond. The charioteers were distributed into four parties, distinguished by the colour of their dress. The spectators, without regarding the speed of the horses, or the skill of the men, were at
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Caligula (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 51 (search)
quit Rome and equipped a fleet, comforting himself with this consideration, that if the enemy should prove victorious and possess themselves of the heights of the Alps as the Cimbri The Cimbri were German tribes on the Elbe, who invaded Italy A. U. C. 640, and were defeated by Metellus. had done, or of the city, as the Senones The Senones were a tribe of Cis-Alpine Gauls, settled in Umbria, who sacked and pillaged Rome A. U. C. 363. formerly did, he should still have in reserve the transmarine provinces.By the transmarine provinces, Asia, Egypt, etc. are meant; so that we find Caligula entertaining visions of an eastern empire, and removing the seat of government, which were long afterwards realized in the time of Constantine. Hence it was, I suppose, that it occurred to his assassins to invent the story intended to pacify the troops who mutinied at his death, that he had laid violent hands upon himself in a fit of terror occasioned by the news brought him of the defeat of his army.