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Twelve Emperors by Suetonius

Caligula, Chapter 6: Death of Germanicus, cont.[19 AD]
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At Rome, when the community, in grief and consternation at the first report of his illness, was awaiting further news, and suddenly after nightfall a report at last spread abroad, on doubtful authority that he had recovered, a general rush was made from every side to the Capitol with torches and victims, and the temple gates were all but torn off, that nothing might hinder them in their eagerness to pay their vows. Tiberius was roused from sleep by the cries of the rejoicing throng, who all united in singing: -- - Safe is Rome, safe too our country, for Germanicus is safe. But when it was at last made known that he was no more, the public grief could be checked neither by any consolation nor edict, and it continued even during the festal days of the month of December [the Saturnalia]. The fame of the deceased and regret for his loss were increased by the horror of the times which followed, since all believed, and with good reason, that the cruelty of Tiberius, which soon burst forth, had been held in check through his respect and awe for Germanicus.

Event: Illness and death of Germanicus

Romae quidem, cum ad primam famam ualitudinis attonita et maesta ciuitas sequentis nuntios opperiretur, et repente iam uesperi incertis auctoribus conualuisse tandem percrebruisset, passim cum luminibus et uictimis in Capitolium concursum est ac paene reuolsae templi fores, ne quid gestientis uota reddere moraretur, expergefactus e somno Tiberius gratulantium uocibus atque undique concinentium: Salua Roma, salua patria, saluus est Germanicus. Et ut demum fato functum palam factum est, non solaciis ullis, non edictis inhiberi luctus publicus potuit durauitque etiam per festos Decembris mensis dies. Auxit gloriam desideriumque defuncti et atrocitas insequentium temporum, cunctis nec temere opinantibus reuerentia eius ac metu repressam Tiberi saeuitiam, quae mox eruperit.