See note 205.
 Cappadocia was under
a procurator of equestrian rank
until Vespasian some years later was forced to send out troops
and a military governor.
 Procuratio covers
the governorship of an imperial
province such as Judaea, the post of financial agent in an
imperial province where there was a military governor
(legatus Caesaris), and the position of collector of
imperial taxes in a senatorial province. Praefectura, may
mean either a command in the auxiliary infantry or the
governorship of certain imperial provinces. Here the former
seems the more probable sense.
 They would treat with
Vologaeses, king of Parthia, and
Tiridates of Armenia, and keep an eye on them. This they did
with such success that Vologaeses offered Vespasian 40,000
 Alexandria and Pelusium.
 i.e. besides the
Sixth Ferrata he had detachments from
the other two legions in Syria, and from the three in Judaea.
Cp. notes 163 and 164.
 Borrowing this platitude
from Cicero, who got it from
 i.e. the legions
in Moesia, Pannonia, and Dalmatia (cp.
 Cp. note 286.
 XIII Gemina and VII Galbiana (see below).
 See i. 79.
 The Balkan range.
 He was concerned in
the forgery of a will: see Ann.
xiv. 40, where he is called ‘a man of ready daring’.
 These were imperial
provinces, each governed by a
legatus Caesaris and a procurator, the former a military,
the latter a financial officer.
 Reading quaestus
cupidine (Grotius). The reading of
the Medicean manuscript is quietis cupidine. But Fuscus, as
the sequel shows, had little taste for a quiet life. It is
more likely that his motives were mercenary, since both law
and custom still imposed some restrictions upon a senator’s
participation in ‘business’. In the Annals (xvi. 17) Tacitus
says that Annaeus Mela abstained from seeking public office,
because he ‘hoped to find a shorter road to wealth’ by
entering, as Fuscus did, the imperial civil service. The
statement that Fuscus loved danger better than money does not
imply any rooted antipathy to the latter.
 i.e. in Pannonia.
 Cp. chaps. 66 and 67.
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