Therefore, stopping all your expostulations, he sent his soldiers to you, and to
your sureties; when all on a sudden out came that splendid catalogue of yours.
How men did laugh! That there should be so vast a catalogue, that there should
be such a numerous and various list of possessions, of all of which, with the
exception of a portion of Misenum
there was nothing which the man who was putting them up to sale could call his
own. And what a miserable sight was the auction. A little apparel of Pompeius's,
and that stained; a few silver vessels belonging to the same man, all battered,
some slaves in wretched condition; so that we grieved that there was any thing
remaining to be seen of these miserable relies.