The narrative is here resumed from chap. 72.
 See chap. 68.
 The word ‘cockney’
may perhaps be admitted here to
express that which is characteristic of the metropolitan
masses. Similarly Petronius speaks of a man as ’a fountain of
cockney humour’ (urbanitatis vernaculae fontem).
 They were cast for the part of Galba’s avengers.
 Only detachments of
these latter four were present, so
they had not got their eagles.
 Under the empire there
were six tribunes to each legion,
and they took command on the march and on the field, acting
under the orders of the legatus legionis. The ten centurions
of the pilani or front rank each commanded his cohort.
 See note 107.
 The end was so near.
 At Cremera, near Veii,
the Fabii died like heroes, 477 B.C.,
and on the Allia the Gauls won their victory over Rome,
390 B.C. The day was called Alliensis, and no work was to be
done on it (Livy, vi. 1).
 See chap. 71. At
this time the emperor had in theory
only the right of nominating candidates for the consulships,
but it was obviously unnecessary for him to do more. The
alliteration in this sentence is Tacitus’.
 See iv. 4 f.