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[2] However, since he saw that Tullus had a certain grandeur of spirit, and that he, more than all other Volscians, was eager to retaliate upon the Romans, if they gave him any opportunity, Marcius bore witness to the truth of him who said1: ‘With anger it is hard to fight; for whatsoe'er it wishes, that it buys, even at the cost of life.’ For, putting on such clothing and attire as would make him seem, to any one who saw him, least like the man he was, like Odysseus,
He went into the city of his deadly foes.2

1 Heracletius, Fragment 105 (Bywater, Heracliti Ephesii reliquiae, p. 41).

2 Odyssey, iv. 246.

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