Of this kind was the
remark made by Augustus, when a soldier was making some unreasonable request and Marcianus, whom
he suspected of intending to make some no less
unfair request, turned up at the same moment: “I
will no more grant your request, comrade, than I
will that which Marcianus is just going to make.”
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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