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Annals by Tacitus
Translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb
Book II Chapter 72: Illness and death of Germanicus. His death.[AD 19]
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He [Note 1] then turned to his wife [Note 2] and implored her by the memory of her husband and by their common offspring to lay aside her high spirit, to submit herself to the cruel blows of fortune, and not, when she returned to Rome, to enrage by political rivalry those who were stronger than herself. This was said openly; other words were whispered, pointing, it was supposed, to his fears from Tiberius. Soon afterwards he expired, to the intense sorrow of the province and of the neighbouring peoples. Foreign nations and kings grieved over him, so great was his courtesy to allies, his humanity to enemies. He inspired reverence alike by look and voice, and while he maintained the greatness and dignity of the highest rank, he had escaped the hatred that waits on arrogance.

Note 1: He = Agrippina
Note 2: wife = Agrippina

Event: Illness and death of Germanicus