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1 Of the amphitheatre.
2 Covered, probably, with plates of silver.
3 "Pegma." A scaffold with storeys, which were raised or depressed, to all appearance, spontaneously. Caligula is the emperor meant.
4 Another reading is "seven" pounds in weight, and "nine" pounds; which would appear to be more probable than seven thousand, and nine thousand, as given by the Bamberg MS. It is just possible, however, that the latter may have been the united weights of all the coronets contributed by Spain and Gaul respectively, the word "inter" being an interpolation.
5 See B. iv. c. 31, B. xi. c. 47, and B. xviii. c. 20.
6 Hence known as the "Golden Day," according to Dion Cassius, B. lxiii.
7 For further particulars as to the Golden Palace, see B. xxxvi. c. 24.
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