may boast to you, my son Marcus; for to you belong
the inheritance of that glory of mine and the duty
of imitating my deeds. And it was to me, too, that
Gnaeus Pompey, a hero crowned with the honours
of war, paid this tribute in the hearing of many,
when he said that his third triumph would have been
gained in vain, if he were not to have through my
services to the state a place in which to celebrate it.
There are, therefore, instances of civic courage
that are not inferior to the courage of the soldier.
Nay, the former calls for even greater energy and
greater devotion than the latter.