Plain, unadorned, in a great crisis brave and true,1 he made them idle and full of glib talk about arts and artists, so that they spent a great part of the day in such clever disputation. Notwithstanding such censure, Marcellus spoke of this with pride even to the Greeks, declaring that he had taught the ignorant Romans to admire and honour the wonderful and beautiful productions of Greece.
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1 A fragment of the lost Licymnius of Euripides (Nauck, Trag. Graec. Frag.2 p. 507).
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