When the people further demanded the execution of the consul, Vitellius withstood them. He had forgiven Atticus, and felt that he owed him a favour, for, when asked who had set fire to the Capitol, Atticus had taken the blame on himself, by which avowal—or was it a well-timed falsehood?—he had fixed all the guilt and odium on himself and exonerated the Vitellian party.
 On the Palatine.
 See i. 8.
 A friend of Vitellius
and the author of the historical
epic on the second Punic War.
 This apparently means
that, if Vitellius were spared,
pity for his position would inspire his supporters to make
 See ii. 59.
 Two good points, but both untrue.
 This too is probably
hyperbole, but Vespasian may have
owed his command in Germany to the influence of Vitellius’
 See i. 52, note 99.
 See ii. 64, 89.
 See ii. 60.
 i.e. the way back from the Forum to the Palace.
 Including the city garrison and police.
 In chap. 78 we find
three cohorts of Guards still
faithful to Vitellius, and, as it appears from ii. 93, 94 that
men from the legions of Germany had been enlisted in the
Guards, the term Germanicae cohortes seems to refer to these
three cohorts, in which perhaps the majority were men from the
 Said to be on the Quirinal.
 Either the whole hill,
or, if the expression is exact,
the south-west summit.
 This seems to have led
her later into the paths of
conspiracy, for she is said to have been banished by Domitian
for her friendship with Arulenus Rusticus.
 Prominentem seems
to mean the one that projected
 The space lying between the two peaks of the Capitoline.
 A technical term for the beams of the pediment.
 ‘Lars Porsenna of Clusium,’ 507 B.C.
 ‘Burning the Capitol’ was a proverb of utter iniquity.
 In the war between Sulla and Marius, 83 B.C.