Catiline is compared to Gracchus, the constitution
of the state to the whole world, a slight change for
the worse to fire and sword and desolation, and a
private citizen to the consuls, all comparisons
affording ample opportunity for further individual
expansion, if anyone should desire so to do.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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