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[3] And at another time, when the enemy had given him an opportunity to attack them, but the Romans had played the coward, and both sides had withdrawn, he called an assembly of his soldiers and said to them: ‘I do not know whether to call the enemy or you the greater cowards; for they were not able to see your backs, nor you their napes.’ At last, however, he gave up his command, on the ground that his infirmities made him quite incapable of exercising it.

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