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[3] The former exhorted him to be of good courage, and the latter, by way of apology for their conduct, offered themselves to him for decimation,1 if he wished, or for any other kind of punishment; only they begged him to cease being distressed and vexed. In reply, Antony lifted up his hands and prayed the gods that if, then, any retribution were to follow his former successes, it might fall upon him alone, and that the rest of the army might be granted victory and safety.

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