They placed it (sc. Caesar's bier) again in the forum where stands the ancient palace of the kings of Rome.... Then they set fire to it, and the entire people remained by the funeral pile throughout the night. There an altar was first erected, but now there stands the temple of Caesar himself, as he was deemed worthy of divine honours....
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from Appianus: Roman History (Volume I. Books 1-8.1), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 2, translated by Horace White, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1912, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.