She was a very tall woman and she had a terrifying look. She had fierce eyes and harsh voice. Her tawny hair fell in great mass on her hips. About clothing, she dressed invariably a gold chain and a colorful tunic. All was covered by a thick cloak fixed by a brooch. While she was talking, she keep close a lance in order to terrorize anyone who looked at her.
—  Cassio Dione Cocceiano Storia Romana, 62, 2