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[3] Again, Crassus once said that no Crassus had lived in Rome to be older than sixty years, and then tried to deny it, exclaiming, ‘What could have led me to say this?’ ‘You knew,’ said Cicero, ‘that the Romans would be delighted to hear it, and by that means you tried to court their favour.’ And when Crassus expressed his satisfaction with the Stoics because they represented the good man as rich, ‘Consider,’ said Cicero, ‘whether your satisfaction is not rather due to their declaration that all things belong to the wise.’

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