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“ [2] Camillus was afterwards accused before the people of

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being himself the author of those bad omens and portents. The people, who had been for some time set against him, fined him heavily, having no pity for him although he had recently lost a son. His friends contributed the money in order that the person of Camillus might not be disgraced. In deep grief he went into exile in the city of Ardea, praying the prayer of Achilles that the time might come when the Romans would long for Camillus. And in fact this came
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to pass very soon, for when the Gauls captured the city, the
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people fled for succor to Camillus and again chose him Dictator, as has been told in my Gallic history.1

“When Marcus Manlius, the patrician, saved the city of Rome from a Gallic invasion, he received the highest honors.

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At a later period when he saw an old man, who had often
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fought for his country, reduced to servitude by a money lender, he paid the debt for him. Being highly commended for this act, he released all his own debtors from their obligations. His glory being much increased thereby, he paid the debts of many others. Being much elated by his popularity, he even proposed that all debts should be cancelled, or that the people should sell the lands that had not yet been distributed and apply the proceeds for the relief of debtors.

FROM PEIRESC

1 Livy, v. 32 seq. Plutarch, Life of Camillus.

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