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Gallica'nus, Vulca'tius


Life of Avidius Cassius

the name prefixed in the collection, entitled Scriptores Historiae Augustae [see CAPITOLINUS], to the life of Avidius Cassius. Not one circumstance connected with this author is known; and Salmasius, following the authority of the Palatine MS. would assign the biography in question to Spartianus. Whoever the compiler may have been, the work itself is a miserable performance, so defective and confused, that several of the leading events connected with the rebellion in the East would be altogether unintelligible did we not possess more accurate and distinct sources of information. For editions, &c. see CAPITOLINUS.


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