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14. Sulpicius aeger Pergami substitit; Villius cum Pisidiae bello occupatum esse regem audisset, Ephesum profectus, dum paucos ibi moratur dies, [2] dedit operam, ut cum Hannibale, qui tum ibi forte erat, [3] saepe congrederetur, ut animum eius temptaret, et, si qua posset, metum demeret periculi quicquam ei ab Romanis esse. [4] iis colloquiis aliud quidem actum nihil est, secutum tamen sua sponte est, velut consilio petitum esset, ut vilior ob ea regi Hannibal et suspectior ad omnia fieret.

[5] Claudius, secutus Graecos Acilianos libros, P. Africanum in ea fuisse legatione tradit, eumque Ephesi collocutum cum Hannibale, et sermonem unum etiam refert: [6] quaerenti Africano, quem fuisse maximum imperatorem Hannibal crederet, respondisse, Alexandrum Macedonum regem, [7] [p. 24] quod parva manu 1 innumerabiles exercitus fudisset, quodque ultimas oras, quas visere supra spem humanam esset, peragrasset. [8] quaerenti deinde, quem secundum poneret, Pyrrhum dixisse; castra metari primum docuisse; [9] ad hoc neminem elegantius loca cepisse, praesidia disposuisse; artem etiam conciliandi sibi homines eam habuisse, ut Italicae gentes regis externi quam populi Romani, tam diu principis in ea terra, imperium esse mallent. [10] exequenti, quem tertium duceret, haud dubie semet ipsum dixisse. [11] tum risum obortum Scipioni, et subiecissequidnam tu diceres, si me vicisses?” “tum vero meinquitet ante Alexandrum et ante Pyrrhum et ante alios omnes imperatores esse. [12] ” et perplexum Punico astu responsum et improvisum adsentationis genus Scipionem movisse, quod e grege se imperatorum velut inaestimabilem secrevisset.

1 a. u. c. 561.

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