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[3] But when word was brought that Caesar had landed at Tarentum1 and was coming round by land from there to Brundisium, Cicero hastened to meet him, being not altogether despondent, but feeling shame to test in the presence of many witnesses the temper of a man who was an enemy and victorious. However, there was no need that he should do or say anything unworthy of himself.

1 In September, 47 B.C.

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