THE TWELVE CAESARS
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 A.U.C. 705.
Eiper gar adikein chrae, tyrannidos peri
Kalliston adikein talla de eusebein chreon.
--Eurip. Phoeniss. Act II, where Eteocles aspires to become the tyrant of
Now the Pisatello; near Rimini. There was a very ancient law of
the republic, forbidding any general, returning from the wars, to cross
the Rubicon with his troops under arms.
The ring was worn on the finger next to the little finger of the
Suetonius here accounts for the mistake of the soldiers with great
probability. The class to which they imagined they were to be promoted,
was that of the equites, or knights, who wore a gold ring, and were
possessed of property to the amount stated in the text. Great as was the
liberality of Caesar to his legions, the performance of this imaginary
promise was beyond all reasonable expectation.