Note 003
From Chapter 1 of the Decline & Fall

By the slaughter of Varus and his three legions. First book of The Annals of Tacitus. Suetonius, in Augustus, c. 23 and Velleius Paterculus, 1. ii. c. 117, etc. Augustus did not receive the melancholy news with all the temper and firmness that might have been expected from his character.

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