Who will teach courage, justice,
loyalty, self-control, simplicity, and contempt of
grief and pain better than men like Fabricius, Curius,
Regulus, Decius, Mucius and countless others? For
if the Greeks bear away the palm for moral precepts,
Rome can produce more striking examples of moral
performance, which is a far greater thing.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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