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Annals by Tacitus
Translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb
Book XIII Chapter 48: Conflict in Puteoli[AD 58]
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During the same consulship a hearing was given to two conflicting deputations from Puteoli sent to the Senate by the town council and by the populace. The first spoke bitterly of the violence of the multitude; the second, of the rapacity of the magistrates and of all the chief citizens. That the disturbance, which had gone as far as stoning and threats of fire, might not lead on to bloodshed and armed fighting. Gaius Cassius was appointed to apply some remedy. As they would not endure his rigour, the charge of the affair was at his own request transferred to the brothers Rufus and Proculus Scribonius, to whom was given a praetorian cohort the terror of which, coupled with the execution of a few persons, restored peace to the townspeople.