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[33] And how ingeniously have all your charges been collected! Blesamius, says he, (for it was in his name, a very excellent man, and one who was a stranger to you, that he was calumniating you, O Deiotarus,) used to write to the king, that you, O Caesar, were very unpopular; that you were considered a tyrant; that men were exceedingly offended at your statue having been placed among those of the kings; that you were never well received on your appearance in public. Do not you perceive, O Caesar, that these statements were collected by these fellows, from the city conversation of spiteful men? Could Blesamius have written to say that Caesar was a tyrant? Yes, for he had seen the heads of many citizens exposed; he had seen many men by the orders of Caesar ill-treated, scourged and executed; he had seen many houses pillaged and destroyed; he had seen the forum filled with armed troops!—No; those things which previously we always have felt after victories in civil war, we have not seen now, when you have been our conqueror.

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