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Agrippina the Younger and the birth of Nero (1 Viewer)

midorinomizu

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Ok, so I've been looking for this particular quote from Tacitus about when Agrippina went to a fortuneteller about Nero's furture. I cannot find it anywhere in the Annals so I've either glossed over it or I am reading in the wrong section. Most of my other sources point to the quote as being in Tacitus' works.

It honestly shouldn't be so hard to find one quote :angryfire:
 

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Not sure if you still need confirmation, but this little apocryphal story indeed does come from the Annals.
"nam consulenti super Nerone responderunt Chaldaei fore ut imperaret matremque occideret; atque illa 'occidat' inquit, 'dum imperet." (Tac. Ann. 14.9)
"For when she consulted the astrologers about Nero, they replied that he would be emperor and kill his mother. "Let him kill her," she said, "provided he is emperor." (Alfred John Church, William Jackson Brodribb, Trans.)
 
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