Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II eBook

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mutiny acquitted them of blame, were glad enough to repeat the crime.  They invaded the country house in which Saturninus was living.  He escaped, however, aided not so much by the efforts of Antonius, Aponianus, and Messala, who did everything in their power to rescue him, but rather by the security of his hiding-place, for he concealed himself in the furnace of some disused baths.  Eventually he gave up his lictors and retired to Patavium.  The departure of both the consular governors left Antonius in supreme command of the two armies.  His colleagues[46] deferred to him and the men gave him enthusiastic support.  It was even supposed by some that he had cunningly promoted both outbreaks, to secure for himself the full profit of the war.


      [1] Petau.

      [2] i.e. the detachments 8,000 strong from the army in
          Britain (see ii. 57).

      [3] i.e. still, after parting with the force which he had
          sent forward under Mucianus (see ii. 82, 83).

      [4] Of Pontus, Syria, and Egypt.

      [5] See ii. 86.

      [6] Of Misenum and Ravenna.

      [7] Adriatic.

      [8] See ii. 42.

      [9] At Bedriacum.

     [10] See ii. 41.

     [11] i.e. not yet declared finally against Vitellius.

     [12] These were usually confined to the legates,
          camp-prefects, tribunes, and senior centurions.

     [13] See ii. 82.

     [14] In Pannonia (see ii. 86).

     [15] Military governor of Pannonia (see ii. 86).

     [16] i.e. they suspected that he wanted to alienate the
          troops from Vespasian.

     [17] Military governor of Moesia (see i. 79, &c.).

     [18] They occupied part of Hungary between the Danube and the

     [19] They took the chiefs as a pledge of peace and kept them
          safely apart from their tribal force.

     [20] Tiberius’ son, Drusus, had in A.D. 19 settled the Suebi
          north of the Danube between the rivers March and Waag.

     [21] Reading commilitio (Meiser).  The word commissior in
          the Medicean manuscript gives no sense.

     [22] This being a small province the procurator was sole

     [23] A squadron of Spanish horse, called after some governor
          of the province where it was raised.

     [24] The Inn.

     [25] Probably under Domitian, who married Corbulo’s daughter.

     [26] See ii. 46.

     [27] Oderzo and Altino.

     [28] Este.

     [29] A Gallic troop called after some unknown governor.

     [30] (?) Legnago.

     [31] Over the Adige.

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