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) 202.

MARCUS    of the people were a litle asswaged. The which they hoped 
BRUTUS    would be quickly, considering that they had to deale with a  
    fickle and unconstant multitude, easye to be caried, and that 
    the Senate stoode for them: who notwithstanding made no 
    enquiery of them that had torne poore Cinna the Poet in 
    peeces, but caused them to be sought for and apprehended, 
    that went with fire brands to set fire of the conspirators 
    houses. The people growing weary now of Antonius pride 
    and insolency, who ruled all things in manner with absolute 
    power: they desired that Brutus might returne againe, and 
    it was also looked for, that Brutus would come him selfe in 
    person to playe the playes which were due to the people, by 
    reason of his office of Praetorship. But Brutus understanding 
    that many of Caesars souldiers which served under him in the 
    warres, and that also had lands and houses given them in the 
    cities where they lay, did lye in wayte for him to kill him, and 
    that they dayly by small companies came by one and by one 
    into Rome: he durst no more returne thither, but yet the 
Brutus playes    people had the pleasure and pastyme in his absence, to see 
and sportes at    the games and sportes he made them, which were sumptu- 
Rome in his    ouslie set foorth and furnished with all thinges necessarie, 
absence.    sparing for no cost. For be had bought a great number of 
    straunge beastes, of the which he would not geve one of them 
    to any friende he had, but that they shoulde all be employed 
    in his games: and went him selfe as farre as Byzantium, to 
    speake to some players of comedies and Musitions that were 
    there. And further he wrote unto his friends for one Canu- 
    tius an excellent player, that whatsoever they did, they 
    should intreate him to play in these playes: For, sayd he, 
    it is no reason to compell any Graecian, unles he will come 
    of his owne good will. Moreover, he wrote also unto Cicero, 
    and earnestly prayed him in any case to be at these playes. 
    Now the state of Rome standing in these termes, there fell 
    out an other chaunge and alteracion, when the younge man 
Octavius    Octavius Caesar came to Rome. He was the sonne of Iulius 
Caesars com-    Caesars Nece, whome he had adopted for his sonne, and made 
ming to    his heire, by his last will and testament. But when Iulius 
Rome.    Caesar his adopted father was slayne, he was in the citie of 
    Apollonia, where he studied tarying for him, bicause he was