VIII (F XIII, 48)
TO SEXTILIUS RUFUS (QUAESTOR IN CILICIA）1 I commend all the Cyprians to you, but more especially the Paphians. Anything you can do to oblige the latter will be regarded with great gratitude by me. I have the more pleasure in commending them to you because I think it will conduce to your reputation (of which I am ever a supporter), as you are the first to enter the island as a quaestor, if you establish precedents for others to follow. You will, I hope, secure this with greater ease if you decide to follow the law of your connexion Publius Lentulus, 2 and the regulations made by myself. This course I feel sure will redound to your honour.