The arms of Mars, at that time deposited in his house, according to ancient custom, by virtue of his position as high priest, made a great noise at night, and the doors of the chamber where he slept opened of their own accord.
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from Cassius Dio: Roman History (Volume IV. Books 41-45), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 66, translated by Earnest Carey, Herbert B. Foster, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1916, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.