Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
Englished by Sir Thomas North. Trans. Sir Thomas North. Vol. 6 (1579; London: David Nutt, 1896) 13.

     yeare: who running naked up and downe the citie annointedMARCUS
     with the oyle of olyve, for pleasure do strike them theyANTONIUS
     meete in their way, with white leather thongs they have 
     in their hands. Antonius being one amonge the rest that 
     was to ronne, leaving the auncient ceremonies and old cus- 
     tomes of that solemnitie: he ranne to the Tribune where 
     Caesar was set, and caried a laurell crowne in his hand, having 
     a royall band or diademe wreathed about it, which in old 
     time was the auncient marke and token of a king. When 
     he was come to Caesar, be made his fellow ronners with him 
     lift him up, and so he did put this laurell crowne upon his Antonius
     head, signifying thereby that he had deserved to be king. Lupercian
     But Caesar making as though he refused it, turned away his putteth the
     heade. The people were so rejoyced at it, that they all diademe upon
     clapped their hands for joy. Antonius againe did put it Caesars head.
     on his head: Caesar againe refused it, and thus they were 
     striving of and on a great while together. As oft as Antonius 
     did put this laurell crowne unto him, a fewe of his followers 
     rejoyced at it: and as oft also as Caesar refused it, all the 
     people together clapped their hands. And this was a wonder- 
     full thing, that they suffered all things subjects should doe 
     by commaundement of their kings: and yet they could not 
     abide the name of a king, detesting it as the utter destruc- 
     tion of their liberty. Caesar in a rage rose out of his seate, 
     and plucking downe the choller of his gowne from his necke, 
     he shewed it naked, bidding any man strike of his head that 
     would. This laurel crowne was afterwards put upon the 
     head of one of Caesars statues or images, the which one of 
     the Tribunes pluckt of. The people liked his doing therein 
     so well, that they wayted on him home to his house, with 
     great clapping of hands. Howbeit Caesar did turne them 
     out of their offices for it. This was a good incoragement Brutus and
     for Brutus and Cassius to conspire his death, who fel into a Cassius con-
     consort with their trustiest friends, to execute their enter- spire Caesars
     prise: but yet stood doubtful whether they should make death.
     Antonius privy to it or not. Al the rest liked of it, saving
     Trebonius only. He told them, that when they rode to 
     meete Caesar at his returne out of Spayne, Antonius and 
     he alwaies keeping company, and lying together by the way,