aleator classicus

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Cicero, Philippics 2.64

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Caesar Alexandria se recepit felix, ut sibi quidem videbatur; mea autem sententia, qui rei publicae sit hostis, felix esse nemo potest.

Caesar came back from Alexandria a fortunate man – in his own opinion at least. But my feeling is that no man who is an enemy of the state can be a fortunate man.

Caesar returned from Alexandria in 47 BC, having pursued Pompey there after the latter’s defeat at the battle of Pharsalus.

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August 13, 2010 at 12:00 PM

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