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Julius Caesar, Chapter 48: His household.
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It is further reported that in the provinces he [Note 1] gave banquets constantly in two dining halls, in one of which his officers or Greek companions, in the other Roman civilians and the more distinguished of the provincials reclined at table. He was so punctilious and strict in the management of his household, in small matters as well as in those of greater importance, that he put his baker in irons for serving him with one kind of bread and his guests with another; and he inflicted capital punishment on a favorite freedman for adultery with the wife of a Roman eques, although no complaint was made against him. |
Note 1: he = Julius Caesar
|Conuiuatum assidue per prouincias duobus tricliniis, uno quo sagati palliatiue, altero quo togati cum inlustrioribus prouinciarum discumberent. domesticam disciplinam in paruis ac maioribus rebus diligenter adeo seuereque rexit, ut pistorem alium quam sibi panem conuiuis subicientem compedibus uinxerit, libertum gratissimum ob adulteratam equitis Romani uxorem, quamuis nullo querente, capitali poena adfecerit.|