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Twelve Emperors by Suetonius

Galba, Chapter 11: Galba emperor
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To these great perils was added the death of Vindex, by which he [Note 1] was especially panic-stricken and came near taking his own life, in the belief that all was lost. But when some messengers came from the city, reporting that Nero was dead and that all the people had sworn allegiance to him, he laid aside the title of governor and assumed that of Caesar. He then began his march to Rome in a general's cloak with a dagger hanging from his neck in front of his breast; and he did not resume the toga until he had overthrown those who were plotting against him, Nymphidius Sabinus, prefect of the Praetorian Guard at Rome, in Germania and Africa the governors Fonteius Capito and Clodius Macer.

Note 1: I = Galba

Events: Insurrection of Vindex, Galba becomes emperor, Revolt of Nymphidius Sabinus