This man held frequent assemblies of the people and tried to persuade them to put the forces of Marcellus in charge of another general,
‘since Marcellus,’ as he said,
‘after giving himself a little exercise in the war, has withdrawn from it as from a palaestra, and betaken himself to warm baths for refreshment.’ On learning of this, Marcellus left his legates in charge of his army, while he himself went up to Rome to make answer to the accusations against him.
Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives. with an English Translation by. Bernadotte Perrin. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. London. William Heinemann Ltd. 1917. 5.
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