Cp. i. 80.
 Cp. i. 62.
 See chap. 58.
 i.e. the property,
not of Vitellius personally, but of
the imperial household.
 He would entertain some
natural doubt as to who was
emperor. The incriminating suggestion is that he meant to
insert his own name.
 In the Annals
Tacitus mentions Tiberius’ habit of
appointing provincial governors without any intention of
allowing them to leave Rome. See Ann. i. 80, vi. 27.
 See i. 60.
 See chap. 43.
 See i. 59, 64, ii. 27.
 Augusta Taurinorum.
 Little St. Bernard.
 See i. 65. The
legions there might make common cause
 They had suffered once already (see i. 65, 66).
 This meant about L200
to every man who had done sixteen
 i.e. the Eleventh to Dalmatia, the Seventh to Pannonia.
 Literally, enjoy dinner-parties
beginning at an early
hour, i.e. before two o’clock. This was considered ‘fast’.
 The word here used by
Tacitus, pervigilia, properly
denotes all-night religious festivals. But—like Irish
wakes—such festivals tended to deteriorate, and the word
acquired a sinister sense.
 See i. 6 and 8.
 Because they had seized
one of Verginius’ slaves, as
described in the last chapter.
 The revolt of Civilis
described in Book IV. His force
included Roman legionaries as well as Batavians, Gauls, and
 The word ‘rex’ had still an ‘unroman’ sound.
 Cremona was sacked and
burnt in the following October
(cp. iii. 32 f.).
 Literally, the tribunes
of the legions and the prefects
of the auxiliaries.
 A friend told Plutarch
that he had seen on this
battle-field a pile of corpses so high that they reached the
pediment of an ancient temple which stood there.
 Suetonius attributes
to him the remark, ’A dead enemy
smells good, a dead Roman better.’
 Their names are given i. 77.
 Dio tells us that he
and his father were murdered by
Nero’s slave Helios. He was probably related to M. Licinius
Crassus Frugi, who was convicted of treason against Nero (see
note 79), and to Piso, Galba’s adopted successor.
THE REVOLT OF VESPASIAN