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"So each revealed great natural gifts—Marius by showing himself to be great when he was still only a youth, Scipio by being able to see from the beginning what the end would be," Chapter 1, Marius, p. 6.

"For, though the age of pure and upright manners had passed and people had degenerated yet they still thought that to forsake one's hereditary poverty was just as disgraceful as to squander a fortune that one had inherited," Chapter 2, Sulla, p. 57.

"At the same time he ordered his archers to make use of their fire-arrows and shoot them at the tops of the houses. The action was quite unconsidered and the result of mere passion. In his anger he had lost control of his actions; all that he could see was his enemies and he gave no consideration to friends, relations and old acquaintances; no feeling of pity moved him as...

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