Cato major de senectute: Laelius de amicitia

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Eldredge & Brother, 1872
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Pagina 157 - Though planted in esteem's deep-fixed soil, The gradual culture of Kind intercourse Must bring it to perfection.
Pagina 114 - Monomachus and Mago the Samnite, were guilty of doing in his name, nothing occurs in the accounts regarding him which may not be justified in the circumstances, and according to the international law, of the times ; and all agree in this, that he combined in rare perfection discretion and enthusiasm, caution and energy.
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