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Annals by Tacitus
Translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb
Book II Chapter 66: War in Thrace. Cotys murdered.[AD 19]
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This letter Latinius Pandus, propraetor of Moesia, sent to Thrace, with soldiers to whose custody Cotys was to be delivered. Rhescuporis, hesitating between fear and rage, preferred to be charged with an accomplished rather than with an attempted crime. He ordered Cotys to be murdered and falsely represented his death as self-inflicted. Still the emperor did not change the policy which he had once for all adopted. On the death of Pandus, whom Rhescuporis accused of being his personal enemy, he appointed to the government of Moesia, Pomponius Flaccus, a veteran soldier specially because of his close intimacy with the king and his consequent ability to entrap him.

Event: War in Thrace