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[4] But Catiline, thinking that there were many in the senate who were desirous of a revolution, and at the same time making a display of himself to the conspirators, gave Cicero the answer of a madman: ‘What dreadful thing, pray,’ said he, ‘am I doing, if, when there are two bodies, one lean and wasted, but with a head,1 and the other headless, but strong and large, I myself become a head for this?’

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