There is also one of the Sasernae; but all of them have such a resemblance to
one another, that I may make a mistake as to their first names. Nor must I omit
Exitius, the brother of Philadelphus the quaestor; lest, if I were to be silent
about that most illustrious young man, I should seem to be envying Antonius.
There is also a gentleman of the name of Asinius, a voluntary senator, having
been elected by himself. He saw the senate-house open after the death of Caesar,
he changed his shoes, and in a moment became a conscript father. Sextus Albedius
I do not know, but still I have not fallen in with any one so fond of
evil-speaking, as to deny that he is worthy of a place in the senate of
I dare say that I have passed over some names; but still I could not refrain from
mentioning those who did occur to me. Relying then on this senate, he looks down
on the senate which supported Pompeius, in which ten of us were men of consular
rank; and if they were all alive now this war would never have arisen at all.
Audacity would have succumbed to authority.