De Vita Caesarum
C. Suetonius Tranquillus
Quin et nummos non mediocris summae e fastigio basilicae Iuliae per aliquot dies sparsit in plebem.
He even scattered large sums of money among the commons from the roof of the basilica Julia for several days in succession.
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from C. Suetonius Tranquillus: Volume I. Julius. Augustus. Tiberius. Gaius. Caligula, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 31, translated by J.C. Rolfe, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1914, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.