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After this, he crossed to Italy and went up to Rome, at the close of the year for which he had a second time been chosen dictator,1 though that office had never before been for a whole year; then for the following year he was proclaimed consul. Men spoke ill of him because, after his soldiers had mutinied and killed two men of praetorian rank, Galba and Cosconius, he censured them only so far as to call them ‘citizens’ when he addressed them, instead of ‘soldiers,’ 2 and then gave each man a thousand drachmas and much allotted land in Italy.

1 The senate named Caesar Dictator for the year 47 immediately after the battle at Pharsalus.

2 Cf. Appian, B. C. ii. 93.

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