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Twelve Emperors by Suetonius

Caligula, Chapter 7: His ancestry: Germanicus, cont.
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He [Note 1] had to wife Agrippina, daughter of Marcus Agrippa and Julia, who bore him nine children. Two of these were taken off when they were still in infancy, and one [Note 2] just as he was reaching the age of boyhood, a charming child, whose statue, in the guise of Cupid, Livia dedicated in the temple of the Capitoline Venus, while Augustus had another placed in his bed chamber and used to kiss it fondly whenever he entered the room. The other children survived their father, three girls, Agrippina, Drusilla, and Livilla, born in successive years, and three boys, Nero, Drusus, and Gaius Caesar. Nero and Drusus were adjudged public enemies by the senate on the accusation of Tiberius.

Note 1: He = Germanicus
Note 2: one = Gaius

Habuit in matrimonio Agrippinam, M. Agrippae et Iuliae filiam, et ex ea nouem liberos tulit: quorum duo infantes adhuc rapti, unus iam puerascens insigni festiuitate, cuius effigiem habitu Cupidinis in aede Capitolinae Veneris Liuia dedicauit, Augustus in cubiculo suo positam, quotiensque introiret, exosculabatur; ceteri superstites patri fuerunt, tres sexus feminini, Agrippina Drusilla Liuilla, continuo triennio natae; totidem mares, Nero et Drusus et C. Caesar. Neronem et Drusum senatus Tiberio criminante hostes iudicauit.