Travel to greece for The Greeks name these stars comets’; we name them Crinitiae [long-haired stars , as if shaggy with bloody locks, and surrounded with bristles like hair. In a passage we have already had cause to cite, Pliny states concerning the comet of BC that The common people supposed the star to indicate that the soul of Caesar was admitted among the immortal gods. In that same context Pliny also writes that a comet was generally regarded as a terrifying star. Seneca quotes Artemidorus as saying that comets are new stars. Seneca himself makes reference to cometary apparitions as the appearance of such stars. Cassius Dio calls them comet stars. He also speaks of the comet of BC as the star called comet. Travel to greece 2016.