Ab excessu divid Marci


While Severus was just standing there the horse got down under him and carried him off on its back without mishap, until it stood right in the middle of the Forum, where it held him up on high for everyone to see and honour. Today there is still a huge bronze statue on that spot to commemorate the dream.

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.