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Twelve Emperors by Suetonius

Julius Caesar, Chapter 22: Problems[59 BC]
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Backed therefore by his father-in-law [Note 1] and son-in-law [Note 2], out of all the numerous provinces he [Note 3] made Gallia his choice, as the most likely to enrich him and furnish suitable material for triumphs. At first, it is true, by the bill of Vatinius he received only Gallia Cisalpina with the addition of Illyricum; but presently he was assigned Gallia Comata as well by the senate, since the members feared that even if they should refuse it, the people would give him this also. Transported with joy at this success, he could not keep from boasting a few days later before a crowded house, that having gained his heart's desire to the grief and lamentation of his opponents, he would therefore from that time mount on their heads [used in a double sense, one sexual]; and when someone insultingly remarked that that would be no easy matter for any woman, he replied in the same vein that Semiramis too had been queen in Syria and the Amazons in days of old had held sway over a great part of Asia.

Note 1: father-in-law = Lucius Piso
Note 2: son-in-law = Pompeius
Note 3: he = Julius Caesar

Event: The Gallic War

Socero igitur generoque suffragantibus ex omni prouinciarum copia Gallias potissimum elegit, + cuius emolumento et oportunitate idonea sit materia triumphorum +. et initio quidem Galliam Cisalpinam Illyrico adiecto lege Vatinia accepit; mox per senatum Comatam quoque, ueritis patribus ne, si ipsi negassent, populus et hanc daret. quo gaudio elatus non temperauit, quin paucos post dies frequenti curia iactaret, inuitis et gementibus aduersaris adeptum se quae concupisset, proinde ex eo insultaturum omnium capitibus; ac negante quodam per contumeliam facile hoc ulli feminae fore, responderit quasi adludens: in Suria quoque regnasse Sameramin magnamque Asiae partem Amazonas tenuisse quondam.