CHAP. 7.—A CITIZEN DECKED WITH FLOWERS BY THE ROMAN PEOPLE.
Scipio is the only person that ever received from the Roman
people the honour of being decked with flowers. This
Scipio received the surname of Serapio,1
from his remarkable
resemblance to a certain person of that name who dealt in
pigs. He died in his tribuneship, greatly beloved by the
people, and in every way worthy of the family of the Africani.
The property he left was not sufficient to pay the expenses of
his burial; upon which the people made a subscription and
for his funeral, flowers being scattered upon the
body from every possible quarter3
as it was borne along.