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14. HERENNIUS, a young man of profligate habits, whom Augustus expelled from the army. When the order was issued, he asked, "How shall I present myself at home ? What can I say to my father ?" "Tell him," replied Augustus, "that you did not like me." Herennius had been scarred on the forehead by a stone, and boasted of it as an honourable wound. But Augustus counselled him: "Herennius, next time you run away, do not look behind you." (Macr. 2.4.)

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