Quotation by Tacitus

A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
Tacitus (c. 55–120), Roman historian. The Histories, bk. 1, sect. 28.

On the assassination of Emperor Galba.
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