Why should I speak of Cnaeus Pompeius?
who considered Deiotarus the only friend and real well-wisher from his heart,
the only really loyal man to the Roman people in the whole world? We were
generals, Marcus Bibulus and I, in neighboring provinces bordering on his
kingdom; and we were assisted by that same monarch both with cavalry and
infantry. Then followed this most miserable and disastrous civil war; in which I
need not say what Deiotarus ought to have done, or what would have been the most
proper course which he could have adopted, especially as victory decided for the
party opposed to the wishes of Deiotarus. And if in that war he committed any
error, he did so in common with the senate. If his judgment was the right one,
then even though defeated it does not deserve to be blamed. To these resources
other kings and other levies of troops will be added.