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Annals by Tacitus
Translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb
Book I Chapter 46: Revolt in Germania. The people at Rome[AD 14]
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At Rome, meanwhile, when the result of affairs in Illyrium as not yet known, and men had heard of the commotion among the German legions the citizens in alarm reproached Tiberius for the hypocritical irresolution with which he was befooling the senate and the people, feeble and disarmed as they were, while the soldiery were all the time in revolt, and could not be quelled by the yet imperfectly-matured authority of two striplings. He ought to have gone himself and confronted with his imperial majesty those who would have soon yielded, when they once saw a sovereign of long experience, who was the supreme dispenser of rigour or of bounty. Could Augustus, with the feebleness of age on him, so often visit Germany, and is Tiberius, in the vigour of life, to sit in the Senate and criticise its members' words? He had taken good care that there should be slavery at Rome; he should now apply some soothing medicine to the spirit of soldiers, that they might be willing to endure peace.

Event: Revolt in Germania