C. Sallustius Crispus
(Annonae intolerabil)is saevitia. Qua re fati
...the intolerable severity of the price of grain. Worn out by this, the common people by chance fell with a great uproar upon both consuls, Q. Metellus, who was later called Creticus, [sc. and the other consul of 69] as they were leading a candidate for the praetorship down the Sacred Way, and pursued them as they fled to the house of Octavius, which was quite near....
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from C. Sallustius Crispus: War with Catiline. War with Jugurtha. Selections from the Histories. Doubtful Works, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 116, translated by J.C. Rolfe, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1931, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.