Note 096
From Chapter 17 of the Decline & Fall

Tacitus, The Annals, xi. 25. Dion Cassius, l. lii. [c 42] p. 693. The virtues of Agricola, who was created a Patrician by the emperor Vespasian, reflected honour on that ancient order; but his ancestors had not any claim beyond an Equestrian nobility.

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