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Annals by Tacitus
Translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb
Book III Chapter 37: Conviction of Aequus and Cursor[AD 21]
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Considius Aequus too and Coelius Cursor, Roman knights, were punished on the emperor's [Note 1] 's proposal, by a decree of the Senate, for having attacked the praetor, Magius Caecilianus, with false charges of treason. Both these results were represented as an honour to Drusus. By moving in society at Rome, amid popular talk, his father's dark policy, it was thought, was mitigated. Even voluptuousness in one so young gave little offence. Better that he should incline that way, spend his days in architecture, his nights in banquets, than that he should live in solitude, cut off from every pleasure, and absorbed in a gloomy vigilance and mischievous schemes.