The Annals of Tacitus; Books I-VI Volume 1

The Annals of Tacitus; Books I-VI Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... troops, whether he courted popularity with them for his own ends, and sought to regain possession of his province by force; or whether these are false charges, and made too much of by the accusers. Of these men's excessive zeal, I have some reason to complain. For what 7 end was served by laying bare the dead body, and exposing it to the rude gaze of the multitude, thus letting the rumour go abroad, even in foreign countries, that Germanicus had been poisoned, if that fact is still in doubt, and still calls for investigation? 1 This was done by a formal act, of Piso (ii. 7o, 3). See also iii. 24, 5, such as that by which Germanicus on and vi. 29, 3. bis death-bed renounced the friendship 8 Deeply as I-lament, and ever shall lament, my son, in a speech T,, ., . of studied / shall not prevent the accused from producing any imparevidence by which his innocence may be established, or by "all'y' wh ich any fault on the part of Germanicus, if such there were, may be brought home; but I implore you not to accept charges made as if they were charges proved, merely because my own personal grief is bound up in the case. 9 If ties of blood1 or friendship have prompted any of you to undertake the defence, use all your eloquence, all your energy, on behalf of the accused. I exhort the accusers 10 to be no less industrious, no less determined. In one point only can I place Germanicus above the law: that the enquiry into his death shall take place in the Curia rather than in the Forum, before the Senate, rather than in a Court of law.2 In all else, let like moderation be observed. 11 Let none pay regard to the tears of Drusus, or to my own affliction; nor even to any calumnies fabricated against myself3 1 It was arranged that two days should more

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  • English
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