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  • According to the detailed account of Cassius Dio, the imperial family had just gone into dinner that evening when three centurions arrived at the palace in possession of a letter apparently containing a warrant to kill Severus and Caracalla.

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  • Cassius Dio, though, gives her no credit, claiming that it was the brainchild of a pair of Emesene family friends named Eutychianus and Gannys.

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  • Cassius Dio reports that her inner turmoil gave way to wild thoughts of attempting to seize power herself before she resorted to her original plan of starving herself.

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  • Cassius Dio himself was delighted to be awarded his second consulship, the reward of which concluded his history of the period.

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  • This may not sound like the most lavish elegy, but according to Cassius Dio, Hadrian simply meant “Her requests were of such a character that they neither burdened me nor afforded me any justification for opposing them.”

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  • From the planting of the letter to the enlistment of the centurions, the whole episode had in fact been stage-managed by Caracalla, according to the account of Cassius Dio.

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  • On Agrippa owning a house in the region, see Cassius Dio, 54.28.2.

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  • On the Lex Papia Poppaea of 9, which curbed the inheritance rights of women with fewer than three children, with a handful of special exceptions, including Livia herself, see Cassius Dio, 55.2.5–6.

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  • On Augustus falling in love with Livia, see Cassius Dio, 48.34.

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  • Cassius Dio, 72.29; Historia Augusta (Marcus Aurelius), 19.1–9; Historia Augusta (Verus), 10.1.

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