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[38] ‘“Consider then, both of you, whether it is more becoming and more advantageous for your party, for you to seek to avenge the death of Trebonius, or that of Caesar; and whether it is more reasonable for you and me to meet in battle, in order that the cause of the Pompeians, which has so frequently had its throat cut, may the more easily revive; or to agree together, so as not to be a laughing-stock to our enemies.”’

If its throat had been cut, it never could revive. ‘“Which,”’ says he, ‘“is more becoming.”’ In this war he talks of what is becoming!

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