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Against those who eagerly seek preferment at Rome. IF we applied ourselves as busily to our own work as the old men at Rome do to those matters about which they are employed, perhaps we also might acRome do to those matters about which they are employed, perhaps we also might accomplish something. I am acquainted with a man older than myself, who is now superintendent of cornA Præfectus Annonæ, or superintendent of the supply of corn at Rome is first mentioned by Livy (iv. 1Rome is first mentioned by Livy (iv. 12) as appointed during a scarcity. At a later time this office was conferred on Cn. Pompeius for five years. Maecenas (Dion. 52, c. 24) advised Augustus to make a Praefectus Annonae or permanent offic
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thus have the office formerly exercised by the aediles. at Rome, and I remember the time
when he came here on his way back from exile, and what
he said as he rel little of
life, he said, remains for me. I replied, you will not do it,
but as soon as you smell Rome, you will forget all that you
have said; and if admission is allowed even into the imperial palac