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4 Nec defuit vir praetorius qui se effigiem cremati euntem in caelum vidisse iuraret. Reliquias legerunt primores equestris ordinis tunicati et discincti pedibusque nudis ac Mausoleo condiderunt. Id opus inter Flaminiam viam ripamque Tiberis sexto suo consulatu extruxerat cir-5 cumiectasque silvas et ambulationes in usum populi iam

tum publicarat. 101 Testamentum L. Planco C. Silio cons. III. Non. Apri

les, ante annum et quattuor menses quam decederet, factum ab eo ac duobus codicibus partim ipsius partim 10 libertorum Polybi et Hilarionis manu scriptum depositumque apud se virgines Vestales cum tribus signatis aeque voluminibus protulerunt. Quae omnia in senatu 2 aperta atque recitata sunt. Heredes instituit primos: Tiberium ex parte dimidia et sextante, Liviam ex parte 15 tertia, quos et ferre nomen suum iussit; secundos : Drusum Tiberi filium ex triente, ex partibus reliquis Germanicum liberosque eius tres sexus virilis; tertio gradu propinquos amicosque compluris. Legavit populo R. quadringenties, tribubus tricies quinquies sestertium, 20 praetorianis militibus singula milia nummorum, cohortibus urbanis quingenos, legionaris trecenos nummos'; quam summam repraesentari iussit, nam et confiscatam 3 semper repositamque habuerat. Reliqua legata varie dedit perduxitque quaedam ad vicena sestertia, quibus 25 solvendis annuum diem finiit, excusata rei familiaris mediocritate nec plus perventurum ad heredes suos quam milies et quingenties professus, quamvis viginti proximis annis quaterdecies milies ex testamentis amicorum percepisset, quod paene omne cum duobus paternis patri- 30 moniis ceterisque hereditatibus in rem p. absumpsisset. Iulias filiam neptemque, si quid iis accidisset, vetuit

sepulcro suo inferri. Tribus voluminibus, uno mandata 4 de funere suo complexus est, altero indicem rerum a se gestarum, quem vellet incidi in aeneis tabulis quae ante Mausoleum statuerentur, tertio breviarium totius imperii, 5 quantum militum sub signis ubique esset, quantum pecuniae in aerario et fiscis et vectigaliorum residuis. Adiecit et libertorum servorumque nomina a quibus ratio exigi posset.

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ABBREVIATIONS IN THE NOTES

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A. ... Allen and Greenough's Latin Grammar.
A. J. P. ... The American Journal of Philology.
B. ... Bennett's Latin Grammar.
CLASS. JOUR. Classical Journal.
Class. PHILOL. Classical Philology.
Class. Rev. Classical Review.
C. I. G. Corpus Inscriptionum Graecarum.
C. I. L. . . Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum.
DRUMANN-GROEBE. . . Geschichte Roms.
DüPow. ... De C. Suetonii Tranquilli Consuetudine Sermonis Quaes-

tiones.
FREUND. De C. Suetonii Tranquilli Usu atque Genere Dicendi.
G. Gildersleeve-Lodge, Latin Grammar.
I. M's. HDBCH. Iwan von Müller's Handbuch der Klassischen

Altertums-Wissenschaft. J. C. R. J. C. Rolfe, Suetonius, with an English translation. JOUR. PHIL. The Journal of Philology. LANE'S GR. Lane's Latin Grammar, revised edition. M. A. Monumentum Ancyranum, Th. Mommsen, 1883. PLATNER, ANC. ROME. S. B. Platner, Topography and Monu

ments of Ancient Rome, revised edition. RES GEST. ... Res Gestae Divi Augusti, Th. Mommsen, 1883. STAATSR. Mommsen, Das Römische Staatsrecht. STAATSV. Marquardt, Die Römische Staatsverwaltung. T. A. P. A. Transactions of the American Philological Association. Thes. LING. LAT. ... Thesaurus Linguae Latinae.

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The Lives of the Caesars were divided in the MSS. into eight books : Book 1-Julius.

Book 5 - Claudius. Book 2 - Augustus.

Book 6 - Nero. Book 3- Tiberius.

Book 7 — Galba, Otho, Vitellius. Book 4 Caligula.

Book 8 — Vespasian, Titus, Domitian. The whole series was dedicated to C. Septicius Clarus, Suetonius's patron, an intimate friend of Pliny the Younger, addressed in the first letter of Pliny's Correspondence. He held the office of praetorian prefect under Hadrian, 119-121 A.D.

The dedication and the beginning of the text are lost. They appear in no MS. All the existing MSS. begin at the same point.

JULIUS

Chapter 1. Early Life Page 1. 1. Annum agens sextum decimum : it has been generally supposed that Julius Caesar was born July 12, 100 B.C., but Mommsen argues from the dates when he held his magistracies that he must have been born in 102 B.C. There is no record of any privilege granted him to hold office before the legal age. His first consulship was in 59 B.C., and if he was then forty-three, he must have been born in 102. See The Year of Caesar's Birth, by Monroe E. Deutsch, Transactions of the American Philological Association, xlv, 17. patrem amisit: if we assume 100 B.C. as the date of his birth, then he lost his father in 85 B.c. when Cinna was consul the third time, with Carbo as his colleague. Pliny (N. H. VII. 181) makes a curious statement: Nullis evidentibus causis obiere dum calciantur matutino duo Caesares, praetor et praetura perfunctus dictatoris Caesaris pater, hic Pisis exanimatus, ille Romae. The praetor referred to was Lucius ; the dictator's father, the ex-praetor, was Gaius Julius Caesar. sequentibusque consulibus : i.e. 83 B.C. (or 85).

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