Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
Englished by Sir Thomas North. Trans. Sir Thomas North. Vol. 5 (1579; London: David Nutt, 1896) 62.

IULIUS     At that time, the feast Lupercalia was celebrated, the which 
CÆSAR     in olde time men say was the feast of sheapheards or heard 
The feast     men, and is much like unto the feast of the Lycaeians in 
Lupercalia.     Arcadia. But howesoever it is, that day there are divers 
      noble mens sonnes, young men, (and some of them Magistrats 
      them selves that governe then) which run naked through the 
      city, striking in sport them they meete in their way, with 
      leather thonges, heare and all on, to make them geve place. 
      And many noble women, and gentle women also, goe of 
      purpose to stand in their way, and doe put forth their handes 
      to be striken, as schollers hold them out to their schoole- 
      master, to be striken with the ferula: perswading them selves 
      that being with childe, they shall have good deliverie, and 
      also being barren, that it will make them to conceive with 
      child. Caesar sate to beholde that sport upon the pulpit 
Antonius     for orations, in a chayer of gold, apparelled in triumphing 
being Consull,     manner. Antonius, who was Consull at that time, was one 
was one of the      of them that ranne this holy course. So when he came into 
Lupercalians.     the market place, the people made a lane for him to runne at 
      libertie, and he came to Caesar, and presented him a Diadeame 
Antonius pre-     wreathed about with laurell. Whereuppon there rose a 
sented the     certain crie of rejoycing, not very great, done onely by a 
Diademe to     few, appointed for the purpose. But when Caesar refused 
Caesar.     the Diadeame, then all the people together made an outcrie 
      of joy. Then Antonius offering it him againe, there was a 
      second shoute of joy, but yet of a few. But when Caesar 
      refused it againe the second time, then all the whole people 
      showted. Caesar having made this proofe, found that the 
      people did not like of it, and thereuppon rose out of his 
      chayer, and commaunded the crowne to be caried unto 
      Iupiter in the Capitoll. After that, there were set up 
      images of Caesar in the city with Diadeames upon their 
      heades, like kinges. Those, the two Tribunes, Flavius and 
      Marullus, went and pulled downe: and furthermore, meeting 
      with them that first saluted Caesar as king, they committed 
      them to prison. The people followed them rejoycing at it, 
      and called them Brutes: bicause of Brutus, who had in old 
      time driven the kings out of Rome, and that brought the 
      kingdom of one person, unto the government of the Senate