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[4] And when certain ones were praising Theophanes the Lesbian, who was prefect of engineers in the camp, because he had given excellent consolation to the Rhodians on the loss of their fleet, ‘What a great blessing it is,’ said Cicero, ‘to have a Greek as prefect!’ Again, when Caesar was successful for the most part and in a way was laying siege to them,1 Lentulus said he had heard that Caesar's friends were gloomy, to which Cicero replied: ‘You mean that they are ill-disposed to Caesar.’

1 At Dyrrhachium. See the Caesar, xxxix.; Caesar, B.C. iii. 41-55.

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