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Twelve Emperors by Suetonius

Galba, Chapter 3: The ancestry of Galba
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It would be a long story to give in detail his illustrious ancestors and the honorary inscriptions of the entire race, but I [Note 1] shall give a brief account of his immediate family [That is, of those Sulpicii who bore the surname Galba]. It is uncertain who was the first of the Sulpicii to bear the surname Galba, why he assumed it, and whence it was derived. Some think that it was because after having for a long time unsuccessfully besieged a town in Hispania, he at last set fire to it by torches smeared with galbanum [The gum of a Syrian plant; see Pliny, Nat. Hist. 12.126]; others because during a long illness he made constant use of galbeum, that is to say of remedies wrapped in wool, still others, because he was a very fat man, such as the Gauls term galba, or because he was, on the contrary, as slender as the insects called galbae, which breed in oak trees. The family acquired distinction from Servius Galba, who became consul and was decidedly the most eloquent speaker of his time. This man, they say, was the cause of the war with Viriathus because while governing Hispania as propraetor, he treacherously massacred thirty thousand of the Lusitanians. His grandson [Note 2] had been one of Caesar's lieutenants in Gallia, but angered because his commander caused his defeat for the consulship, he joined the conspiracy with Brutus and Cassius, and was consequently condemned to death by the Pedian law [See Nero, iii.1]. From him were descended the grandfather and the father [Note 3] of the emperor Galba. The former, who was more eminent for his learning than for his rank --- for he did not advance beyond the grade of praetor --- published a voluminous and painstaking history. The father attained the consulship and although he was short of stature and even hunchbacked, besides being only an indifferent speaker, was an industrious pleader at the bar. He married Mummia Achaica, the grand-daughter of Catulus and great-granddaughter of Lucius Mummius who destroyed Corinth; and later Livia Ocellina, a very rich and beautiful woman, who, however, is thought to have sought marriage with him because of his high rank, and the more eagerly when, in response to her frequent advances, he took off his robe in private and showed her his deformity, so as not to seem to deceive her by concealing it. By Achaica he had two sons, Gaius and Servius. Gaius, who was the elder, left Rome after squandering the greater part of his estate, and committed suicide because Tiberius would not allow him to take part in the allotment of the provinces in his year [That is, after his consulship. Tiberius doubtless suspected him of a desire to enrich himself at the expense of the provincials; cf. Tib. xxxii.2, at the end].

Note 1: I = Suetonius
Note 2: grandson = Gaius Sulpicius Galba
Note 3: father = Gaius Sulpicius Galba

Event: War with Viriathus