Note 018
From Chapter 46 of the Decline & Fall

Experimentis cognitum est Barbaros malle Româ petere reges quam habere. These experiments are admirably represented in the invitation and expulsion of Vonones, (Annals ii. 1-3,) Tiridates, (Annals vi. 32-44,) and Meherdates, (Annals xi. 10, xii. 10-14.) The eye of Tacitus seems to have transpierced the camp of the Parthians and the walls of the harem.

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