For there is scarce a single
day in our lives that is so full of occupations that we
may not, at some moment or other, snatch a few
precious minutes, as Cicero1 records that Brutus was
wont to do, either for writing or reading or speaking;
Gaius Carbo,2 for example, was in the habit of indulging in such exercises even in his tent.
2 A supporter of Tib. Graccllus, who went over to the
senatorial party and was consul 120 B.C. Committed suicide
in the following year. Cicero praises his eloquence and
industry; p. Brut. 103–5,de Or. I. § 154.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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