But Cherea was so much afraid for Minucianus, lest he should light
upon the Germans now they were in their fury, that he went and spike to
every one of the soldiers, and prayed them to take care of his preservation,
and made himself great inquiry about him, lest he should have been slain.
And for Clement, he let Minucianus go when he was brought to him, and,
with many other of the senators, affirmed the action was right, and commended
the virtue of those that contrived it, and had courage enough to execute
it; and said that "tyrants do indeed please themselves and look big
for a while, upon having the power to act unjustly; but do not however
go happily out of the world, because they are hated by the virtuous; and
that Caius, together with all his unhappiness, was become a conspirator
against himself, before these other men who attacked him did so; and by
becoming intolerable, in setting aside the wise provision the laws had
made, taught his dearest friends to treat him as an enemy; insomuch that
although in common discourse these conspirators were those that slew Caius,
yet that, in reality, he lies now dead as perishing by his own self."