Naturalis Historia

C. Plinius Caecilius

Post eum M. Aemilius collega in consulatu Quinti Lutatii non in basilica modo Aemilia, verum et domi suae [clupeos] posuit, id quoque Martio exemplo.

After him Marcus Aemilius, Quintus Lutatius's colleague in the consulship, set up portrait-shields not only in the Basilica Aemilia but also in his own home, and in doing this he was following a truly warlike example.

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from C. Plinius Caecilius: Natural History (Volume IX. Books 33-35), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 394, translated by H. Rackham, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1952, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.