Quotation by Tacitus

No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
Tacitus (c. 55–c. 120), Roman historian. The Histories, bk. 1, sct. 49.

This summary of the character of the Emperor Galba is regarded as a masterpiece of epigrammatic writing. (Omnium consensu capax imperii nisi imperasset.).
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