Tacitus Annals- Book 4- Chapter 10

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In tradenda morte Drusi quae plurimis maximaequefidei auctoribus memorata sunt rettuli:
In relating the death of Drusus I have followed the narrative of most of the best historians.
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set non omiserimeorundem temporum rumorem validum adeo ut nondumexolescat.
But I would not pass over a rumour of the time, the strength of which is not even yet exhausted.
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corrupta ad scelus Livia Seianum Lygdi quoquespadonis animum stupro vinxisse, quod is Lygdus aetateatque forma carus domino interque primores ministros erat;
Sejanus, it is said, having seduced Livia into crime, next secured, by the foulest means, the consent of Lygdus, the ******, as from his youth and beauty he was his master's favourite, and one of his principal attendants.
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deinde inter conscios ubi locus veneficii tempusque composita sint, eo audaciae provectum ut verteret et occultoindicio Drusum veneni in patrem arguens moneret Tiberiumvitandam potionem quae prima ei apud filium epulantiofferretur.
When those who were in the secret had decided on the time and place of the poisoning, Sejanus, with the most consummate daring, reversed his plan, and, whispering an accusation against Drusus of intending to poison his father, warned Tiberius to
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avoid the first draught offered him as he was dining at his son's house.
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ea fraude captum senem, postquam conviviuminierat, exceptum poculum Druso tradidisse;
Thus deceived, the old emperor, on sitting down to the banquet, took the cup and handed it to Drusus.
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atque illoignaro et iuveniliter hauriente auctam suspicionem, tamquam metu et pudore sibimet inrogaret mortem quam patri struxerat.
His suspicions were increased when Drusus, in perfect unconsciousness, drank it off with youthful eagerness, apparently, out of fear and shame, bringing on himself the death which he had plotted against his father.
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But I would not pass over a rumour of the time, the strength of which is not even yet exhausted.

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set non omiserimeorundem temporum rumorem validum adeo ut nondumexolescat.

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Sejanus, it is said, having seduced Livia into crime, next secured, by the foulest means, the consent of Lygdus, the ******, as from his youth and beauty he was his master's favourite, and one of his principal attendants.

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When those who were in the secret had decided on the time and place of the poisoning, Sejanus, with the most consummate daring, reversed his plan, and, whispering an accusation against Drusus of intending to poison his father, warned Tiberius to

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avoid the first draught offered him as he was dining at his son's house.

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