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[3] Therefore he was advanced by his commander to many honours; and once, when the talk after supper had to do with generals, and one of the company (either because he really wished to know or merely sought to please) asked Scipio where the Roman people would find any such chieftain and leader to follow him, Scipio, gently tapping Marius on the shoulder as he reclined next him, said ‘Here, perhaps.’ So gifted by nature were both men; the one in showing himself great while still a young man, and the other in discerning the end from the beginning.

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