Scriptores Historiae Augustae
Dein in conspectu eius Papinianus securi percussus a militibus et occisus est. quo facto percussori dixit: 'Gladio te exsequi oportuit meum iussum.'occisus est etiam eius iussu Patruinus ante templum divi Pii, tractaque sunt eorum per platea cadavera sine aliqua humanitatis reverentia.
hen before his eyes Papinianus was struck with an axe and killed by the soldiers. At this he said to the person who had struck, 'You should have used a sword.' Patruinus was also killed on his orders in front of the temple of the deified Pius, and their bodies were dragged through the streets with no respect for the fact that they were human beings.
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from Scriptores Historiae Augustae: Volume II. Caracalla. Geta. Opellius Macrinus. Diadumenianus. Elagabalus. Severus Alexander. The Two Maximini. The Three Gordians. Maximus and Balbinus, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 140, translated by D. Magie, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1924, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.