Father-in-law of Caligula, cf. Suet. Calig. 23: Silanum item socerum ad necem, secandasque novacula fauces compulit. Jussus. Supply est. T. often omits est in the first of two passive verbs, cf. 9: detentus ac statim ... revocatus est. Abnuerat, lit. had refused, because the refusal was prior to the slaying. We, with less accuracy, say refused. Rarae castitatis. Ellipsis of mulier.