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[4] To which Hannibal replied, ‘In that case, Scipio, I should not have counted myself third, but first of generals.’ 1

Such conduct on the part of Scipio most people admired, and they blamed Titus for having laid violent hands on one whom another had slain. But some there were who praised what he had done and thought that Hannibal, as long as he was alive, was a consuming fire which needed only to be fanned;

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