Note 068
From Chapter 5 of the Decline & Fall

One of his most daring and wanton acts of power, was the castration of an hundred free Romans, some of them married men, and even fathers of families; merely that his daughter, on her marriage with the young emperor, might be attended by a train of eunuchs worthy of an eastern queen Dion, lxxvi. p. 1271.

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