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[2] As he was going out at the door, his wife threw herself in his way, and with one arm round her husband and the other round their little son, said: ‘Not to the rostra, 0 Caius, do I now send thee forth, as formerly, to serve as tribune and law-giver, nor yet to a glorious war, where, shouldst thou die (and all men must die), thou wouldst at all events leave me an honoured sorrow; but thou art exposing thyself to the murderers of Tiberius, and thou doest well to go unarmed, that thou mayest suffer rather than inflict wrong; but thy death will do the state no good. ’

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