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[109] The derogatory he illustrates by the words used by Cicero of Pompey and Caesar in a letter to Atticus:1 “I know whom to avoid, but whom to follow I know not.” Finally, he illustrates the intermediate, which he calls apophthegmatic (as it is), by the passage from Cicero's speech against Catiline2 where he says, “Death can never be grievous to the brave nor premature for one who has been consul nor a calamity to one that is truly wise.” All these are admirable sayings, but what special title they have to be called urbane I do not see.

1 Ad. Att. VIII. vii. 2.

2 IV ii. 3.

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