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Annals by Tacitus
Translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb
Book XIV Chapter 65: Death of Doryphorus and Pallas[AD 62]
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That same year Nero was believed to have destroyed by poison two of his most powerful freedmen, Doryphorus, on the pretext of his having opposed the marriage with Poppaea, Pallas for still keeping his boundless wealth by a prolonged old age. Romanus had accused Seneca in stealthy calumnies, of having been an accomplice of Gaius Piso, but he was himself crushed more effectually by Seneca on the same charge. This alarmed and gave rise to a huge fabric of unsuccessful conspiracies against Nero.