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Seneca The Younger, De Brevitate Vitae (Dialogorum Liber X ), 4.5

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1. Suetonius, Augustus, 66.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

2. Tacitus, Annals, 3.4 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3.4.  The day on which the remains were consigned to the mausoleum of Augustus was alternately a desolation of silence and a turmoil of laments. The city-streets were full, the Campus Martius alight with torches. There the soldier in harness, the magistrate lacking his insignia, the burgher in his tribe, iterated the cry that "the commonwealth had fallen and hope was dead" too freely and too openly for it to be credible that they remembered their governors. Nothing, however, sank deeper into Tiberius' breast than the kindling of men's enthusiasm for Agrippina — "the glory of her country, the last scion of Augustus, the peerless pattern of ancient virtue." So they styled her; and, turning to heaven and the gods, prayed for the continuance of her issue — "and might they survive their persecutors!
3. Cassius Dio, Roman History, 54.3.4-54.3.5 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

54.3.4.  At all events, not a few voted for the acquittal of Primus, and others formed a plot against Augustus. Fannius Caepio was the instigator of it, but others also joined with him. Even Murena was reported to be in the conspiracy, whether truly or by way of calumny, since he was immoderate and unrestrained in his outspokenness toward all alike. 54.3.5.  These men did not stand trial, and so were convicted by default, on the supposition that they intended to flee; and a little later they were slain. Murena found neither Proculeius, his brother, nor Maecenas, his sister's husband, of any avail to save him, though these men were most highly honoured by Augustus.
4. Strabo, Geography, 14.5.4

14.5.4. Then one comes to Holmi, where the present Seleuceians formerly lived; but when Seleucia on the Calycadnus was founded, they migrated there; for immediately on doubling the shore, which forms a promontory called Sarpedon, one comes to the outlet of the Calycadnus. Near the Calycadnus is also Zephyrium, likewise a promontory. The river affords a voyage inland to Seleucia, a city which is well-peopled and stands far aloof from the Cilician and Pamphylian usages. Here were born in my time noteworthy men of the Peripatetic sect of philosophers, Athenaeus and Xenarchus. of these, Athenaeus engaged also in affairs of state and was for a time leader of the people in his native land; and then, having fallen into a friendship with Murena, he was captured along with Murena when in flight with him, after the plot against Augustus Caesar had been detected, but, being clearly proven guiltless, he was released by Caesar. And when, on his return to Rome, the first men who met him were greeting him and questioning him, he repeated the following from Euripides: I am come, having left the vaults of the dead and the gates of darkness. But he survived his return only a short time, having been killed in the collapse, which took place in the night, of the house in which he lived. Xenarchus, however, of whom I was a pupil, did not tarry long at home, but resided at Alexandria and at Athens and finally at Rome, having chosen the life of a teacher; and having enjoyed the friendship both of Areius and of Augustus Caesar, he continued to be held in honor down to old age; but shortly before the end he lost his sight, and then died of a disease.

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augustus,and julia Fertik (2019) 48
augustus,and julia the younger Fertik (2019) 48
augustus,as pater and paterfamilias Fertik (2019) 48
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children and ara pacis,and augustus Fertik (2019) 48
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julia (daughter of augustus) Fertik (2019) 48
julia the younger Fertik (2019) 48
law Fertik (2019) 48
lex iulia de maritandis ordinibus Fertik (2019) 48
lex pappia poppaea' Fertik (2019) 48
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rome,people of and augustus as pater patriae,and julia Fertik (2019) 48
seneca,augustus in Fertik (2019) 48
seneca,de brevitate vitae Fertik (2019) 48
seneca the younger Pinheiro et al (2018) 67
suetonius,on augustuss daughter and grandchildren Fertik (2019) 48
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tacitus,on tiberius Fertik (2019) 48
tacitus,works annales (annals) Fertik (2019) 48
terentia Pinheiro et al (2018) 67
tiberius,and agrippina the elder Fertik (2019) 48
tiberius,and domus augusta Fertik (2019) 48
tiberius,divus augustus Fertik (2019) 48