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Annals by Tacitus
Translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb
Book III Chapter 49: Prosecutions for Majestas: Priscus[AD 21]
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At the close of the year, Gaius Lutorius Priscus, a Roman knight, who, after writing a popular poem bewailing the death of Germanicus, had received a reward in money from the emperor, [Note 1] , was fastened on by an informer, and with having composed another during the illness of Drusus, which, in the event of the prince's death, might be published with even greater profit to himself. He had in his vanity read it in the house of Publius Petronius before Vitellia, Petronius's mother-in-law, and several ladies of rank. As soon as the accuser appeared, all but Vitellia were frightened into giving evidence. She alone swore that she had heard not a word. But those who criminated him fatally were rather believed, and on the motion of Haterius Agrippa, the consul-elect, the last penalty was invoked on the accused.

Note 1: emperor = Tiberius

Event: Majestas prosecution: Lutorius Priscus