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DCV (A XIII, 2, §§ 1, 2)

Please order the letters to be delivered to Oppius and Balbus; and, by the way, see Piso whenever you can about the gold. If Faberius comes to town, you will please see that I am credited with the right amount, if there is to be any crediting at all. 1 You will learn what it is from Eros. Ariarathes son of Ariobarzanes 2 has come to Rome. He wants, I suppose, to buy some kingdom from Caesar. For, as at present situated, he hasn't a foot of ground to call his own. After all, our friend Sextus—as a sort of official entertainer-has monopolized him, for which I am not sorry. However, as I am very intimate with his brothers, owing to the great services I did them, I am writing to invite him to stay in my house. As I was sending Alexander for that purpose, I have given him this letter to take.

1 The debt of Faberius, Caesar's secretary, to Cicero, so often mentioned, see p.223, etc. There seems to have been some question as to a payment in gold-perhaps in foreign coin. See p.271.

2 The king of Cappadocia whom Cicero bad supported and saved in B.C. 51-50. See vol. ii. p.102. Sextus is Sextus Peducaeus.

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