...they went on the appointed day to the Forum, which was completely packed with a concourse of all sorts of people who had been there from far back in the night. And proceeding to the temple of Vulcan, where it was customary for the people to hold their assemblies, they first commended them them for their alacrity and zeal in attending en masse, and then advised them to wait quietly....
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from Dionysius of Halicarnassus: Roman Antiquities (Volume IV: Books 6.49-7.), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 364, translated by Earnest Carey, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1943, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.