Ab excessu divid Marci


...he dreamt he saw a fine, large horse wearing the imperial trappings carrying Pertinax down the middle of the Sacred Way in Rome. As it came to the entrance of the Forum at the point where popular meetings used to take place in Republican days, the horse appeared to shake off Pertinax and throw him down.

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from Heriodianus: History of the Empire (Volume I: Books 1-4), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 454, translated by C.R. Whittaker, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1969, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.