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[28] For when Cicero in his defence for Ligarius says, “After war had begun, Caesar, and was well on its way to a conclusion, I deliberately, of my own free will and under no compulsion, joined the forces of your opponents,”1 he has in his mind something more than a desire to serve the interests of Ligarius, for there is no better way of praising the clemency of the victor.

1 iii. 7.

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