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[2] And at last he praises not only his deeds and actions, but also his speeches, both those which he delivered himself and those which he committed to writing, as if he were impetuously vying with Isocrates and Anaximenes the sophists, instead of claiming the right to lead and instruct the Roman people,
Steadfast, in heavy armour clad, destructive to foes.

1 The second verse of an elegiac distich attributed to Aeschylus in Morals, p. 334 d. Cf. Bergk, Poet. Lyr. Graeci, ii.4 p. 242.

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