See chap. 39.
 See chap. 10.
 i.e. Publius
Celer. As this Demetrius was present with
Thrasea at the end, holding high philosophical discourse with
him (Ann. xvi. 34), he seems to have been a Cynic in the
modern sense as well.
 Another Stoic malcontent,
brother of the Arulenus
Rusticus mentioned in iii. 80.
 According to Dio they
were two devoted and inseparable
brothers. They became governors, one of Upper and the other of
Lower Germany, and, being wealthy, were forced by Nero to
 Cp. ii. 10.
 Cp. iii. 9.
 Cp. i. 48, note 79.
 Piso was a brother of
Regulus’ victim. He was therefore
glad to see him incapable of reprisal.
 i.e. there was no property left to tempt Nero.
 i.e. the money
and other rewards won by prosecuting
Crassus and Orfitus.
 He had recited some
libellous verses on Nero and been
condemned for treason.
 Cp. ii. 67.
 i.e. those who
had surrendered at Narnia and Bovillae,
as distinct from those who had been discharged after Galba’s
 Chap. 2.
 i.e. those who
were either over fifty or had served in
the Guards sixteen or in a legion twenty years.
 See iii. 74.
 See chap. 38.
 Africa was peculiar
in that the pro-consul, who governed
it for the senate, commanded an army. All the other provinces
demanding military protection were under imperial control.
Caligula, without withdrawing the province from the senate, in
some degree regularized the anomaly by transferring this
command to a ‘legate’ of his own, technically inferior to the
 Whereas the pro-consul’s
appointment was for one year
only, the emperor’s legate retained his post at the emperor’s
pleasure, and was usually given several years.
 Cp. ii. 98.
 See i. 70.
 See chap. 11.
 i.e. he hoped that
Piso would accept the story with
alacrity and thus commit himself.
 Cp. i. 7.
 Under Domitian he became
one of the most notorious and
dreaded of informers. His name doubtless recurred in the lost
books of the Histories. But the only other extant mention of
him by Tacitus is in the life of Agricola (chap. 45).