Quotes, Because Tacitus Said it Better Than I.

"Never was Rome more distracted and terror-stricken. Meetings, conversations, the ear of friend and stranger were alike shunned; even things mute and lifeless, the very roofs and walls, were eyed with suspicion"

-Tacitus, on the reign of Tiberius

"The lust of rule was more to him than his brother and his daughter and his heart was steeled to any wickedness. Still he spared his eyes the seeing them slain before his face."

-Tacitus, on the reign of Claudius

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Anonymous said...

"They make a wilderness and call it peace." -the same, from his "Life of Gnaeus Julius Agricola"-