Friday, June 04, 2021


Peace and Servitude

Cicero, Philippics 2.44.113 (tr. Walter C.A. Ker):
And the name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself wholesome, but between peace and servitude the difference is great. Peace is tranquil liberty, servitude the last of all evils, one to be repelled, not only by war but even by death.

et nomen pacis dulce est et ipsa res salutaris, sed inter pacem et servitutem plurimum interest. pax est tranquilla libertas; servitus malorum omnium postremum, non modò bello, sed morte etiam repellendum.

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