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[11] “Really, my dear Quintus,” said I, “I always have time for philosophy. Moreover, since there is nothing else at this time that I can do with pleasure,1 I am all the more eager to hear what you think about divination.”

“There is, I assure you,” said he, "nothing new or original in my views; for those which I adopt are not only very old, but they are endorsed by the consent of all peoples and nations. There are two kinds of divination: the first is dependent on art, the other on nature.

1 Cicero here refers to the deplorable condition of Roman politics and his exclusion from the courts and from any leading part in the government.

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