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[19] To this however may be added reasons for taking action or the reverse, as for example if the senate should discuss whether it should deliver the Fabii to the Gauls when the latter threaten war,1 or Gaius Caesar should deliberate whether he should persist in the invasion of Germany, when his soldiers on all sides are making their wills.2 These deliberative themes are of a twofold nature.

1 See Livy, v. 36.

2 See Caesar, Gallic War, i. 39, where this detail is recorded, also 40 where the speech made to his troops is given.

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