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DCXCVIII (F VI, 16)

AULUS POMPEIUS BITHYNICUS TO CICERO (AT ROME)
SICILY (MARCH)
If I had not personally many valid causes for friendship with you1 , I would have referred to the origin of that friendship which began with our fathers. But that is, I think, only to be done by those who have not kept up a paternal friendship by any good offices themselves. I shall be content therefore with our own personal friendship, in reliance on which I beg you to protect me in my absence, with the assurance that no kindness on your part will ever fade from my mind. Good-bye.


1 Praetor of Sicily, and a partisan of Caesar. He seems to think that Caesar's death may put him in a dangerous position, in which Cicero may be of use to bim. See Cicero's answer, Letter DCCVIII., p.14.

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