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[3] His uncle, Lucius Caesar, being sought for and pursued, took refuge with his sister. She, when the executioners were at hand and trying to force their way into her chamber, stood in the doorway, spread out her arms, and cried repeatedly: ‘Ye shall not slay Lucius Caesar unless ye first slay me, the mother of your imperator.’ By such behaviour, then, she got her brother out of the way and saved his life.

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