Note 097
From Chapter 17 of the Decline & Fall

This failure would have been almost impossible if it were true, as Casaubon compels Aurelius Victor to affirm (ad Suetonius in Caesar c. 42; see Hist. August. p. 203 [Trebell. Poll. Claud. c. 3] and Casaubon Comment. p. 220), that Vespasian created at once a thousand Patrician families. But this extravagant number is too much even for the whole Senatorial order, unless we should include all the Roman knights who were distinguished by the permission of wearing the laticlave.

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