Cornelius Tacitus

Interclusum aliud iter, idque solum quo in sacram viam pergeret patebat: tum consilii inops in Palatium rediit.

Every other path was blocked against him; the only road open was along the Sacred Way. Then in utter perplexity he returned to the palace.

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from Cornelius Tacitus: Volume II. Histories 1-3, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 111, translated by Clifford H. Moore, John Jackson, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1925, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.