Of the other senators, only a very few used to go with Caesar to the senate; the rest, in displeasure, stayed away. Considius, a very aged senator, once told Caesar that his colleagues did not come together because they were afraid of the armed soldiers.
‘Why, then,’ said Caesar,
‘dost thou too not stay at home out of the same fear?’ To this Considius replied:
‘Because my old age makes me fearless; for the short span of life that is still left me does not require much anxious thought’