Text #6310Roman History. Vol. 9 .
[DioCass. 73.14.3--73.14.4. Translated by Earnest Cary. Harvard University Press. 1925. (9 Vols.) p. 101]
Moreover, a pestilence occurred, the greatest of any of which I have knowledge; for two thousand persons often died in Rome in a single day. Then, too, many others, not alone in the City, but throughout almost the entire empire, perished at the hands of criminals who smeared some deadly drugs on tiny needles and for pay infected people with the poison by means of these instruments. The same thing had happened before in the reign of Domitian1.
See lxvii. 11, 6. [OF] ↩