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Modern research has definitely shown that Suetonius and Dio Cassius accepted
at face value much loose gossip rejected by Tacitus, and that Tacitus, however
careful not to admit false evidence, was so economical of truth as to be positively
After Ostorius' death in 52 no further advance was made until 59, when Suetonius
Paulinus, the conqueror of Mauretania (p. 541), resumed warfare in North Wales.
In 61 Suetonius was preparing to capture Anglesey, when a rebellion broke ...
The reading quadringenties milies in Suetonius, Vespasian, xvi. 3 (40,000 million
sesterces, or c. ^400,000,000) is plainly absurd, and should be altered to
quadragies milies (,£40,000,000). Suetonius' stories of sales of offices and
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