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Twelve Emperors by Suetonius

Caligula, Chapter 13: Caligula as a good emperor[37 AD]
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By thus gaining the throne he [Note 1] fulfilled the highest hopes of the Roman people, or I may say of all mankind, since he was the prince most earnestly desired by the great part of the provincials and soldiers, many of whom had known him in his infancy, as well as by the whole body of the city populace, because of the memory of his father Germanicus and pity for a family that was all but extinct. Accordingly, when he set out from Misenum, though he was in mourning garb and escorting the body of Tiberius, yet his progress was marked by altars, victims, and blazing torches, and he was met by a dense and joyful throng, who called him besides other propitious names their star, their chick, their babe, and their nursling.

Note 1: he = Caligula

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