Author's note: Text used is the Loeb Classical Library, Harvard University Press, 2005 reprint. Use has been made of Frank Justus Miller’s accompanying translation (revised by G.P. Goold), mainly for verification of grammatical and narrative structure, but the original Latin was also closely utilised/followed – or, maybe, departed from. This is not a translation, obviously, but neither is it a “version”. It is a hybrid of both. Maybe.