Titus Minucius Basilus was a tribune serving with Roman forces putting down a Pannonian uprising in AD 7. One evening he was interrupted at supper by Arminius, an officer with the German auxiliaries attached to his unit. Arminius explained how his betrothed'sfather had broken off the engagement and given her to another. When Basilus incredulously asked whether he just had to drop everything in the middle of a campaign and go home, Arminius indicated that it touched on his honor and that it would be a distraction to him in a fight. Basilus, seeing that Arminius would leave with permission or without, sourly granted him leave stating that if they couldn't win short one officer of auxiliaries, then, by Jupiter, they didn't deserve to win at all.