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Seneca, Thyestes 344-349

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regem non faciunt opes,
non vestis Tyriae color,
non frontis nota regia,
non auro nitidae fores;
rex est qui posuit metus
et diri mala pectoris.

Riches do not make a king, nor clothing of Tyrian hue, nor the mark of royalty on the brow, nor doors gleaming with gold. A king is he who has put aside fear and the evil desires of an ill-boding heart.

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September 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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