Tacitus Annals- Book 4- Chapter 7

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Quae cuncta non quidem comi via sed horridus acplerumque formidatus retinebat tamen, donec morte Drusi verterentur:
All this, not indeed with any graciousness, but in a blunt fashion which often alarmed, he still kept up, until the death of Drusus changed everything.
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nam dum superfuit mansere, quia Seianusincipiente adhuc potentia bonis consiliis notescere volebat,
While he lived, the system continued, because Sejanus, as yet only in the beginning of his power, wished to be known as an upright counsellor,
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et ultor metuebatur non occultus odii set crebro querensincolumi filio adiutorem imperii alium vocari.
and there was one whose vengeance he dreaded, who did not conceal his hatred and incessantly complained "that a stranger was invited to assist in the government while the emperor's son was alive.
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et quantumsuperesse ut collega dicatur?
How near was the step of declaring the stranger a colleague?
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primas dominandi spes inarduo: ubi sis ingressus, adesse studia et ministros.
Ambition at first had a steep path before it; when once the way had been entered, zealous adherents were forthcoming.
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extructa iam sponte praefecti castra, datos in manum milites; cerni effigiem eius in monimentis Cn. Pompei;
Already, at the pleasure of the commander of the guards, a camp had been established; the soldiers were given into his hands; his statues were to be seen among the monuments of Cneius Pompeius;
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communisilli *** familia Drusorum fore nepotes:
his grandsons would be of the same blood as the family of the Drusi.
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precandam posthaec modestiam ut contentus esset.
Henceforth they must pray that he might have self-control, and so be contented.
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neque raro neque apud paucos talia iaciebat, et secreta quoque eius corruptauxore prodebantur.
So would Drusus talk, not unfrequently, or only in the hearing of a few persons. Even his confidences, now that his wife had been corrupted, were betrayed.
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