4.11.3 (on the rumor that Tiberius killed Drusus; tr. Michael Grant):
motive in mentioning and refuting the rumour has been to illustrate by
one conspicuous instance the falsity of hearsay gossip, and to urge those
who read this book not to prefer incredible tales — however widely
current and readily accepted — to the truth unblemished by marvels.
mihi tradendi arguendique rumoris causa fuit, ut claro sub exemplo falsas auditiones depellerem peteremque ab iis, quorum in manus cura nostra venerit, <ne> divulgata atque incredibilia avide accepta veris neque in miraculum corruptis antehabeant.
ne suppl. Rhenanus