See vol. i, note 339.
 A triumph could, of
course, be held only for victories
over a foreign enemy. Here the pretext was the repulse of the
Dacians (iii. 46).
 Vitellius’ son-in-law (cp. i. 59).
 In the text some words
seem to be missing here, but the
general sense is clear.
 Cp. ii. 91.
 If Tacitus ever told
the story of his banishment and
death, his version has been lost with the rest of his history
of Vespasian’s reign.
 In Samnium.
 i.e. shirking the duties of public life.
 i.e. the Stoic.
 See ii. 91.
 Cp. ii. 53.
 Soranus, like Thrasea,
was a Stoic who opposed the
government mainly on moral grounds. The story of their end is
told in the Annals, Book XVI. Sentius was presumably another
member of their party.
 He refers to Augustus’ regularization of the principate.
 The administration of
this office was changed several
times in the first century of the empire. Here we have a
reversion to Augustus’ second plan. Trajan restored Augustus’
original plan—also adopted by Nero—of appointing special
Treasury officials from the ex-praetors.
 His offence lay in assigning
to the emperor a merely
 His ill-timed advocacy of Stoicism is mentioned iii. 81.
 Described in the Annals, xvi. 32.
 The description of this
is postponed to chap. 40. Celer
 C. Piso had conspired against Nero, A.D. 65.
 They had both abandoned their camp at Narnia (cp. iii. 61).
 Cp. ii. 57.
 i.e. he was crucified.
THE REVOLT OF CIVILIS AND THE BATAVI
The growing rumour of a reverse in Germany had not as yet 12 caused any alarm in Rome. People alluded to the loss of armies, the capture of the legions’ winter quarters, the defection of the Gallic provinces as matters of indifference. I must now go back and explain the origin of this war, and of the widespread rebellion of foreign and allied tribes which now broke into flame.