Tacitus Annals Book 4 Chapter 1

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C. Asinio C. Antistio consulibus nonus Tiberio annus erat compositae rei publicae,
when Gnaeus Asinius and Gnaeus Antistius were consuls it was the 9th year for Tiberius of a peaceful republic,
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florentis domus (nam Germanici mortem inter prospera ducebat), *** repente turbare fortuna coepit,
a flourishing home (for he was thinking the death of Germanicus among prosperous things) when suddenly fortune began to throw everything into disorder,
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saevire ipse aut saevientibus viris praebere.
he began to be violent himself or to approve men being savage.
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initium et causa penes Aelium Seianum cohortibus praetoriis praefectum cuius de potentia supra memoravi: nunc originem, mores, et quo facinore dominationem raptum ierit expediam.
the beginning and cause was the lust of Aelius Sejanus the commander of the Praetorian cohort about whose power i have related before: now i will relate his origin, customs, and by which evil crime he went to seize absolute power.
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genitus Vulsiniis patre Seio Strabone equite Romano, et prima iuventa Gaium Caesarem divi Augusti nepotem sectatus, non sine rumore Apicio diviti et prodigo stuprum veno dedisse,
born at Vulsini with his father Seius Strabo a Roman knight and in early youth he emulated Gaeus Ceasare the grandson of divine Augustus, and it was not without rumour that he had given his defilement for sale to the rich and lavish Apicius,
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mox Tiberium variis artibus devinxit: adeo ut obscurum adversum alios sibi uni incautum intectumque efficeret, non tam sollertia (quippe isdem artibus victus est) quam deum ira in rem Romanam,
soon he bound himself so tightly to Tiberius by different manners that he made himself obscure to others and was only unproitected and open with one man, it was not through his ingenuity (of course he was conquered by these arts) but the anger of
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the gods against the roman state,
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cuius pari exitio viguit ceciditque.
whose destruction he rose and fell with equally.
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corpus illi laborum tolerans, animus audax; sui obtegens, in alios criminator; iuxta adulatio et superbia; palam compositus pudor,
his body was enduring of hard work and he had a bold mind; concealing of his own affairs, a slanderer of others; he was equally cringing and arrogant; openly his sense of shame was intact,
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intus summa apiscendi libido, eiusque causa modo largitio et luxus, saepius industria ac vigilantia, haud minus noxiae quotiens parando regno finguntur.
within he had a great desire of power and for the sake of this he was generous and luxuroius, more often- inductries and watchful, qualities no less harmful when they are divised for preparing a kingdom.
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florentis domus (nam Germanici mortem inter prospera ducebat), *** repente turbare fortuna coepit,

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a flourishing home (for he was thinking the death of Germanicus among prosperous things) when suddenly fortune began to throw everything into disorder,

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saevire ipse aut saevientibus viris praebere.

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initium et causa penes Aelium Seianum cohortibus praetoriis praefectum cuius de potentia supra memoravi: nunc originem, mores, et quo facinore dominationem raptum ierit expediam.

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genitus Vulsiniis patre Seio Strabone equite Romano, et prima iuventa Gaium Caesarem divi Augusti nepotem sectatus, non sine rumore Apicio diviti et prodigo stuprum veno dedisse,

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