Sunday, August 29, 2021



Pseudo-Sallust, Letters to Caesar 2.8.4 (tr. J.C. Rolfe):
But avarice is a wild beast, monstrous and irresistible; wherever it goes, it devastates town and country, shrines and homes, and lays low everything human and divine; no army and no walls can withstand it; it robs all men of their repute, their chastity, their children, country and parents.

ceterum avaritia belua fera immanis intoleranda est: quo intendit, oppida agros, fana atque domos vastat, divina cum humanis permiscet, neque exercitus neque moenia obstant, quo minus vi sua penetret; fama pudicitia liberis patria atque parentibus cunctos mortalis spoliat.

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