The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Varus, Publius Quintilius
Roman consul, appointed by Augustus governor of Germany; being attacked by Arminius and overpowered with loss of three Roman legions under his command, he committed suicide; when the news of the disaster reached Rome Augustus was overwhelmed with grief, and in a paroxysm of despair called upon the dead man to restore him his legions.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Varus, Publius Quintilius'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/v/varus-publius-quintilius.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.