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<author n="Cic.">M. Tullius Cicero</author>
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<text n="Sen"><body><head><w id="4536957">Cato</w> <w id="4536958">Maior</w>: <w id="4536959">de</w> <w id="4536960">Senectute</w></head>
<p><milestone unit="chapter" n="1" /><milestone unit="section" n="1" /><quote rend="blockquote">
<l><w id="4536961">O</w> <w id="4536962">Tite</w>, <w id="4536964">si</w> <w id="4536965">quid</w> <w id="4536966">ego</w> <w id="4536967">adiuero</w> <w id="4536968">curamve</w> <w id="4536969">levasso</w></l>
<l><w id="4536970">quae</w> <w id="4536971">nunc</w> <w id="4536972">te</w> <w id="4536973">coquit</w> <w id="4536974">et</w> <w id="4536975">versat</w> <w id="4536976">in</w> <w id="4536977">pectore</w> <w id="4536978">fixa</w>,</l>
<l part="I"><w id="4536980">ecquid</w> <w id="4536981">erit</w> <w id="4536982">praemi</w>?</l></quote>
<reg><w id="4536983">licet</w></reg> <w id="4536984">enim</w> <w id="4536985">mihi</w> <w id="4536986">versibus</w> <w id="4536987">isdem</w> <w id="4536988">affari</w> <w id="4536989">te</w>, <w id="4536991">Attice</w>,
<w id="4536993">quibus</w> <w id="4536994">affatur</w> <w id="4536995">Flamininum</w>

<quote rend="blockquote">
<l><w id="4536996">ille</w> <w id="4536997">vir</w> <w id="4536998">haud</w> <w id="4536999">magna</w> <w id="4537000">cum</w> <w id="4537001">re</w>, <w id="4537003">sed</w> <w id="4537004">plenus</w> <w id="4537005">fidei</w>,</l></quote>

<w id="4537007">quamquam</w> <w id="4537008">certo</w> <w id="4537009">scio</w> <w id="4537010">non</w>, <w id="4537012">ut</w> <w id="4537013">Flamininum</w>,

<quote rend="blockquote">
<l><w id="4537015">sollicitari</w> <w id="4537016">te</w>, <w id="4537018">Tite</w>, <w id="4537020">sic</w> <w id="4537021">noctesque</w> <w id="4537022">diesque</w>,</l></quote>

<w id="4537024">novi</w> <w id="4537025">enim</w> <w id="4537026">moderationem</w> <w id="4537027">animi</w> <w id="4537028">tui</w> <w id="4537029">et</w> <w id="4537030">aequitatem</w>,
<w id="4537032">teque</w> <w id="4537033">non</w> <w id="4537034">cognomen</w> <w id="4537035">solum</w> <w id="4537036">Athenis</w> <w id="4537037">deportasse</w>, <w id="4537039">sed</w>
<w id="4537040">humanitatem</w> <w id="4537041">et</w> <w id="4537042">prudentiam</w> <w id="4537043">intellego</w>. <reg><w id="4537045">et</w></reg> <w id="4537046">tamen</w>
<w id="4537047">te</w> <w id="4537048">suspicor</w> <w id="4537049">isdem</w> <w id="4537050">rebus</w> <w id="4537051">quibus</w> <w id="4537052">me</w> <w id="4537053">ipsum</w> <w id="4537054">interdum</w>
<w id="4537055">gravius</w> <w id="4537056">commoveri</w>, <w id="4537058">quarum</w> <w id="4537059">consolatio</w> <w id="4537060">et</w> <w id="4537061">maior</w> <w id="4537062">est</w>
<w id="4537063">et</w> <w id="4537064">in</w> <w id="4537065">aliud</w> <w id="4537066">tempus</w> <w id="4537067">differenda</w>.</p>
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<p><reg><w id="4537069">nunc</w></reg> <w id="4537070">autem</w> <w id="4537071">visum</w> <w id="4537072">est</w> <w id="4537073">mihi</w> <w id="4537074">de</w> <w id="4537075">senectute</w> <w id="4537076">aliquid</w>
<w id="4537077">ad</w> <w id="4537078">te</w> <w id="4537079">conscribere</w>,<milestone unit="section" n="2?" /> <w id="4537081">hoc</w> <w id="4537082">enim</w> <w id="4537083">onere</w>, <w id="4537085">quod</w> <w id="4537086">mihi</w>
<w id="4537087">commune</w> <w id="4537088">tecum</w> <w id="4537089">est</w>, <w id="4537091">aut</w> <w id="4537092">iam</w> <w id="4537093">urgentis</w> <w id="4537094">aut</w> <w id="4537095">certe</w>
<w id="4537096">adventantis</w> <w id="4537097">senectutis</w> <w id="4537098">et</w> <w id="4537099">te</w> <w id="4537100">et</w> <w id="4537101">me</w> <w id="4537102">ipsum</w> <w id="4537103">levari</w>
<w id="4537104">volo</w>; <w id="4537106">etsi</w> <w id="4537107">te</w> <w id="4537108">quidem</w> <w id="4537109">id</w> <w id="4537110">modice</w> <w id="4537111">ac</w> <w id="4537112">sapienter</w>, <w id="4537114">sicut</w>
<w id="4537115">omnia</w>, <w id="4537117">et</w> <w id="4537118">ferre</w> <w id="4537119">et</w> <w id="4537120">laturum</w> <w id="4537121">esse</w> <w id="4537122">certo</w> <w id="4537123">scio</w>. <reg><w id="4537125">sed</w></reg>
<w id="4537126">mihi</w>, <w id="4537128">cum</w> <w id="4537129">de</w> <w id="4537130">senectute</w> <w id="4537131">vellem</w> <w id="4537132">aliquid</w> <w id="4537133">scribere</w>, <w id="4537135">tu</w>
<w id="4537136">occurrebas</w> <w id="4537137">dignus</w> <w id="4537138">eo</w> <w id="4537139">munere</w>, <w id="4537141">quo</w> <w id="4537142">uterque</w> <w id="4537143">nostrum</w>
<w id="4537144">communiter</w> <w id="4537145">uteretur</w>. <reg><w id="4537147">mihi</w></reg> <w id="4537148">quidem</w> <w id="4537149">ita</w> <w id="4537150">iucunda</w>
<w id="4537151">huius</w> <w id="4537152">libri</w> <w id="4537153">confectio</w> <w id="4537154">fuit</w>, <w id="4537156">ut</w> <w id="4537157">non</w> <w id="4537158">modo</w> <w id="4537159">omnis</w> <w id="4537160">absterserit</w> <w id="4537161">senectutis</w> <w id="4537162">molestias</w>, <w id="4537164">sed</w> <w id="4537165">effecerit</w> <w id="4537166">mollem</w> <w id="4537167">etiam</w>
<w id="4537168">et</w> <w id="4537169">iucundam</w> <w id="4537170">senectutem</w>. <reg><w id="4537172">numquam</w></reg> <w id="4537173">igitur</w> <w id="4537174">laudari</w>
<w id="4537175">satis</w> <w id="4537176">digne</w> <w id="4537177">philosophia</w> <w id="4537178">poterit</w>, <w id="4537180">cui</w> <w id="4537181">qui</w> <w id="4537182">pareat</w> <w id="4537183">omne</w>
<w id="4537184">tempus</w> <w id="4537185">aetatis</w> <w id="4537186">sine</w> <w id="4537187">molestia</w> <w id="4537188">possit</w> <w id="4537189">degere</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="3" /><reg><w id="4537191">sed</w></reg> <w id="4537192">de</w> <w id="4537193">ceteris</w> <w id="4537194">et</w> <w id="4537195">diximus</w> <w id="4537196">multa</w> <w id="4537197">et</w> <w id="4537198">saepe</w> <w id="4537199">dicemus</w>:
<w id="4537200">hunc</w> <w id="4537201">librum</w> <w id="4537202">ad</w> <w id="4537203">te</w> <w id="4537204">de</w> <w id="4537205">senectute</w> <w id="4537206">misimus</w>. <reg><w id="4537208">omnem</w></reg>
<w id="4537209">autem</w> <w id="4537210">sermonem</w> <w id="4537211">tribuimus</w> <w id="4537212">non</w> <w id="4537213">Tithono</w>, <w id="4537215">ut</w> <w id="4537216">Aristo</w>
<w id="4537217">Cius</w>, <w id="4537219">parum</w> <w id="4537220">enim</w> <w id="4537221">esset</w> <w id="4537222">auctoritatis</w> <w id="4537223">in</w> <w id="4537224">fabula</w>, <w id="4537226">sed</w>
<w id="4537227">M</w>. <w id="4537229">Catoni</w> <w id="4537230">seni</w>, <w id="4537232">quo</w> <w id="4537233">maiorem</w> <w id="4537234">auctoritatem</w> <w id="4537235">haberet</w>
<w id="4537236">oratio</w>; <w id="4537238">apud</w> <w id="4537239">quem</w> <w id="4537240">Laelium</w> <w id="4537241">et</w> <w id="4537242">Scipionem</w> <w id="4537243">facimus</w>
<w id="4537244">admirantis</w>, <w id="4537246">quod</w> <w id="4537247">is</w> <w id="4537248">tam</w> <w id="4537249">facile</w> <w id="4537250">senectutem</w> <w id="4537251">ferat</w>,
<w id="4537253">eisque</w> <w id="4537254">eum</w> <w id="4537255">respondentem</w>; <w id="4537257">qui</w> <w id="4537258">si</w> <w id="4537259">eruditius</w> <w id="4537260">videbitur</w> <w id="4537261">disputare</w> <w id="4537262">quam</w> <w id="4537263">consuevit</w> <w id="4537264">ipse</w> <w id="4537265">in</w> <w id="4537266">suis</w> <w id="4537267">libris</w>,
<w id="4537269">attribuito</w> <w id="4537270">litteris</w> <w id="4537271">Graecis</w>, <w id="4537273">quarum</w> <w id="4537274">constat</w> <w id="4537275">eum</w> <w id="4537276">perstudiosum</w> <w id="4537277">fuisse</w> <w id="4537278">in</w> <w id="4537279">senectute</w>. <reg><w id="4537281">sed</w></reg> <w id="4537282">quid</w> <w id="4537283">opus</w> <w id="4537284">est</w>
<w id="4537285">plura</w>? <reg><w id="4537286">iam</w></reg> <w id="4537287">enim</w> <w id="4537288">ipsius</w> <w id="4537289">Catonis</w> <w id="4537290">sermo</w> <w id="4537291">explicabit</w>
<w id="4537292">nostram</w> <w id="4537293">omnem</w> <w id="4537294">de</w> <w id="4537295">senectute</w> <w id="4537296">sententiam</w>.</p>
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<p><milestone unit="section" n="4" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="2" /><w id="4537298">SCIPIO</w>. <w id="4537300">Saepe</w> <w id="4537301">numero</w> <w id="4537302">admirari</w> <w id="4537303">soleo</w> <w id="4537304">cum</w> <w id="4537305">hoc</w>
<w id="4537306">C</w>. <w id="4537308">Laelio</w> <w id="4537309">cum</w> <w id="4537310">ceterarum</w> <w id="4537311">rerum</w> <w id="4537312">tuam</w> <w id="4537313">excellentem</w>,
<w id="4537315">M</w>. <w id="4537317">Cato</w>, <w id="4537319">perfectamque</w> <w id="4537320">sapientiam</w>, <w id="4537322">tum</w> <w id="4537323">vel</w> <w id="4537324">maxime</w>
<w id="4537325">quod</w> <w id="4537326">numquam</w> <w id="4537327">tibi</w> <w id="4537328">senectutem</w> <w id="4537329">gravem</w> <w id="4537330">esse</w> <w id="4537331">senserim</w>, <w id="4537333">quae</w> <w id="4537334">plerisque</w> <w id="4537335">senibus</w> <w id="4537336">sic</w> <w id="4537337">odiosa</w> <w id="4537338">est</w>, <w id="4537340">ut</w> <w id="4537341">onus</w>
<w id="4537342">se</w> <w id="4537343">Aetna</w> <w id="4537344">gravius</w> <w id="4537345">dicant</w> <w id="4537346">sustinere</w>.</p>
<p><w id="4537348">CATO</w>. <w id="4537350">Rem</w> <w id="4537351">haud</w> <w id="4537352">sane</w>, <w id="4537354">Scipio</w> <w id="4537355">et</w> <w id="4537356">Laeli</w>, <w id="4537358">difficilem</w>
<w id="4537359">admirari</w> <w id="4537360">videmini</w>. <reg><w id="4537362">quibus</w></reg> <w id="4537363">enim</w> <w id="4537364">nihil</w> <w id="4537365">est</w> <w id="4537366">in</w> <w id="4537367">ipsis</w>
<w id="4537368">opis</w> <w id="4537369">ad</w> <w id="4537370">bene</w> <w id="4537371">beateque</w> <w id="4537372">vivendum</w>, <w id="4537374">eis</w> <w id="4537375">omnis</w> <w id="4537376">aetas</w>
<w id="4537377">gravis</w> <w id="4537378">est</w>; <w id="4537380">qui</w> <w id="4537381">autem</w> <w id="4537382">omnia</w> <w id="4537383">bona</w> <w id="4537384">a</w> <w id="4537385">se</w> <w id="4537386">ipsi</w> <w id="4537387">petunt</w>,
<w id="4537389">eis</w> <w id="4537390">nihil</w> <w id="4537391">potest</w> <w id="4537392">malum</w> <w id="4537393">videri</w> <w id="4537394">quod</w> <w id="4537395">naturae</w> <w id="4537396">necessitas</w>
<w id="4537397">afferat</w>. <reg><w id="4537399">quo</w></reg> <w id="4537400">in</w> <w id="4537401">genere</w> <w id="4537402">est</w> <w id="4537403">in</w> <w id="4537404">primis</w> <w id="4537405">senectus</w>, <w id="4537407">quam</w>
<w id="4537408">ut</w> <w id="4537409">adipiscantur</w> <w id="4537410">omnes</w> <w id="4537411">optant</w>, <w id="4537413">eandem</w> <w id="4537414">accusant</w>
<w id="4537415">adeptam</w><ref id="n0" target="ref0" /> ; <w id="4537417">tanta</w> <w id="4537418">est</w> <w id="4537419">stultitiae</w> <w id="4537420">inconstantia</w> <w id="4537421">atque</w>
<w id="4537422">perversitas</w>. <reg><w id="4537424">obrepere</w></reg> <w id="4537425">aiunt</w> <w id="4537426">eam</w> <w id="4537427">citius</w> <w id="4537428">quam</w> <w id="4537429">putassent</w>. <reg><w id="4537431">primum</w></reg> <w id="4537432">quis</w> <w id="4537433">coegit</w> <w id="4537434">eos</w> <w id="4537435">falsum</w> <w id="4537436">putare</w>? <reg><w id="4537437">qui</w></reg>
<w id="4537438">enim</w> <w id="4537439">citius</w> <w id="4537440">adulescentiae</w> <w id="4537441">senectus</w> <w id="4537442">quam</w> <w id="4537443">pueritiae</w>
<w id="4537444">adulescentia</w> <w id="4537445">obrepit</w>? <reg><w id="4537446">deinde</w></reg> <w id="4537447">qui</w> <w id="4537448">minus</w> <w id="4537449">gravis</w>
<w id="4537450">esset</w> <w id="4537451">eis</w> <w id="4537452">senectus</w>, <w id="4537454">si</w> <w id="4537455">octingentesimum</w> <w id="4537456">annum</w> <w id="4537457">agerent</w>,
<w id="4537459">quam</w> <w id="4537460">si</w> <w id="4537461">octogesimum</w>? <reg><w id="4537462">praeterita</w></reg> <w id="4537463">enim</w> <w id="4537464">aetas</w>
<w id="4537465">quamvis</w> <w id="4537466">longa</w>, <w id="4537468">cum</w> <w id="4537469">effluxisset</w>, <w id="4537471">nulla</w> <w id="4537472">consolatione</w><ref id="n1" target="ref1" /> 
<w id="4537473">permulcere</w> <w id="4537474">posset</w> <w id="4537475">stultam</w> <w id="4537476">senectutem</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="5" /><reg><w id="4537478">quocirca</w></reg> <w id="4537479">si</w> <w id="4537480">sapientiam</w> <w id="4537481">meam</w> <w id="4537482">admirari</w> <w id="4537483">soletis</w>,
<w id="4537485">quae</w> <w id="4537486">utinam</w> <w id="4537487">digna</w> <w id="4537488">esset</w> <w id="4537489">opinione</w> <w id="4537490">vestra</w> <w id="4537491">nostroque</w>
<w id="4537492">cognomine</w>, <w id="4537494">in</w> <w id="4537495">hoc</w> <w id="4537496">sumus</w> <w id="4537497">sapientes</w>, <w id="4537499">quod</w> <w id="4537500">naturam</w>
<w id="4537501">optimam</w> <w id="4537502">ducem</w> <w id="4537503">tamquam</w> <w id="4537504">deum</w> <w id="4537505">sequimur</w> <w id="4537506">eique</w>
<w id="4537507">paremus</w>; <w id="4537509">a</w> <w id="4537510">qua</w> <w id="4537511">non</w> <w id="4537512">veri</w> <w id="4537513">simile</w> <w id="4537514">est</w>, <w id="4537516">cum</w> <w id="4537517">ceterae</w>
<w id="4537518">partes</w> <w id="4537519">aetatis</w> <w id="4537520">bene</w> <w id="4537521">discriptae</w> <w id="4537522">sint</w>, <w id="4537524">extremum</w> <w id="4537525">actum</w>

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<w id="4537526">tamquam</w> <w id="4537527">au</w> <w id="4537528">inerti</w> <w id="4537529">poeta</w> <w id="4537530">esse</w> <w id="4537531">neglectum</w>. <reg><w id="4537533">sed</w></reg>
<w id="4537534">tamen</w> <w id="4537535">necesse</w> <w id="4537536">fuit</w> <w id="4537537">esse</w> <w id="4537538">aliquid</w> <w id="4537539">extremum</w> <w id="4537540">et</w>,
<w id="4537542">tamquam</w> <w id="4537543">in</w> <w id="4537544">arborum</w> <w id="4537545">bacis</w> <w id="4537546">terraeque</w> <w id="4537547">fructibus</w>,
<w id="4537549">maturitate</w> <w id="4537550">tempestiva</w> <w id="4537551">quasi</w> <w id="4537552">vietum</w> <w id="4537553">et</w> <w id="4537554">caducum</w>,
<w id="4537556">quod</w> <w id="4537557">ferendum</w> <w id="4537558">est</w> <w id="4537559">molliter</w> <w id="4537560">sapienti</w>. <reg><w id="4537562">quid</w></reg> <w id="4537563">est</w> <w id="4537564">enim</w>
<w id="4537565">aliud</w> <w id="4537566">gigantum</w> <w id="4537567">modo</w> <w id="4537568">bellare</w> <w id="4537569">cum</w> <w id="4537570">dis</w> <w id="4537571">nisi</w> <w id="4537572">naturae</w>
<w id="4537573">repugnare</w>?</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="6" /><w id="4537574">LAELIUS</w>. <w id="4537576">Atqui</w>, <w id="4537578">Cato</w>, <w id="4537580">gratissimum</w> <w id="4537581">nobis</w>, <w id="4537583">ut</w>
<w id="4537584">etiam</w> <w id="4537585">pro</w> <w id="4537586">Scipione</w> <w id="4537587">pollicear</w>, <w id="4537589">feceris</w>, <w id="4537591">si</w>, <w id="4537593">quoniam</w>
<w id="4537594">speramus</w>, <w id="4537596">volumus</w> <w id="4537597">quidem</w> <w id="4537598">certe</w>, <w id="4537600">senes</w> <w id="4537601">fieri</w>, <w id="4537603">multo</w>
<w id="4537604">ante</w> <w id="4537605">a</w> <w id="4537606">te</w> <w id="4537607">didicerimus</w> <w id="4537608">quibus</w> <w id="4537609">facillime</w> <w id="4537610">rationibus</w>
<w id="4537611">ingravescentem</w> <w id="4537612">aetatem</w> <w id="4537613">ferre</w> <w id="4537614">possimus</w>.</p>
<p><w id="4537616">CATO</w>. <w id="4537618">Faciam</w> <w id="4537619">vero</w>, <w id="4537621">Laeli</w>, <w id="4537623">praesertim</w> <w id="4537624">si</w> <w id="4537625">utrique</w>
<w id="4537626">vestrum</w>, <w id="4537628">ut</w> <w id="4537629">dicis</w>, <w id="4537631">gratum</w> <w id="4537632">futurum</w> <w id="4537633">est</w>.</p>
<p><w id="4537635">LAELIUS</w>. <w id="4537637">Volumus</w> <w id="4537638">sane</w>, <w id="4537640">nisi</w> <w id="4537641">molestum</w> <w id="4537642">est</w>. <name><w id="4537644">Cato</w></name>,
<w id="4537646">tamquam</w> <w id="4537647">longam</w> <w id="4537648">aliquam</w> <w id="4537649">viam</w> <w id="4537650">confeceris</w>, <w id="4537652">quam</w>
<w id="4537653">nobis</w> <w id="4537654">quoque</w> <w id="4537655">ingrediendum</w> <w id="4537656">sit</w>, <w id="4537658">istuc</w>, <w id="4537660">quo</w> <w id="4537661">pervenisti</w>,
<w id="4537663">videre</w> <w id="4537664">quale</w> <w id="4537665">sit</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="7" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="3" /><w id="4537667">CATO</w>. <w id="4537669">Faciam</w> <w id="4537670">ut</w> <w id="4537671">potero</w>, <w id="4537673">Laeli</w>. <reg><w id="4537675">saepe</w></reg> <w id="4537676">enim</w>
<w id="4537677">interfui</w> <w id="4537678">querellis</w> <w id="4537679">aequalium</w> <w id="4537680">meorum</w>, <w id="4537682">pares</w> <w id="4537683">autem</w>
<w id="4537684">vetere</w> <w id="4537685">proverbio</w> <w id="4537686">cum</w> <w id="4537687">paribus</w> <w id="4537688">facillime</w> <w id="4537689">congregantur</w>,
<w id="4537691">quae</w> <w id="4537692">C</w>. <w id="4537694">Salinator</w>, <w id="4537696">quae</w> <w id="4537697">Sp</w>. <w id="4537699">Albinus</w>, <w id="4537701">homines</w> <w id="4537702">consulares</w>, <w id="4537704">nostri</w> <w id="4537705">fere</w> <w id="4537706">aequales</w>, <w id="4537708">deplorare</w> <w id="4537709">solebant</w>,
<w id="4537711">tum</w> <w id="4537712">quod</w> <w id="4537713">voluptatibus</w> <w id="4537714">carerent</w>, <w id="4537716">sine</w> <w id="4537717">quibus</w> <w id="4537718">vitam</w>
<w id="4537719">nullam</w> <w id="4537720">putarent</w>, <w id="4537722">tum</w> <w id="4537723">quod</w> <w id="4537724">spernerentur</w> <w id="4537725">ab</w> <w id="4537726">eis</w>, <w id="4537728">a</w>
<w id="4537729">quibus</w> <w id="4537730">essent</w> <w id="4537731">coli</w> <w id="4537732">soliti</w>; <w id="4537734">qui</w> <w id="4537735">mihi</w> <w id="4537736">non</w> <w id="4537737">id</w> <w id="4537738">videbantur</w>

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<w id="4537739">accusare</w>, <w id="4537741">quod</w> <w id="4537742">esset</w> <w id="4537743">accusandum</w>. <reg><w id="4537745">nam</w></reg> <w id="4537746">si</w> <w id="4537747">id</w> <w id="4537748">culpa</w>
<w id="4537749">senectutis</w> <w id="4537750">accideret</w>, <w id="4537752">eadem</w> <w id="4537753">mihi</w> <w id="4537754">usu</w> <w id="4537755">venirent</w> <w id="4537756">reliquisque</w> <w id="4537757">omnibus</w> <w id="4537758">maioribus</w> <w id="4537759">natu</w>, <w id="4537761">quorum</w> <w id="4537762">ego</w>
<w id="4537763">multorum</w> <w id="4537764">cognovi</w> <w id="4537765">senectutem</w> <w id="4537766">sine</w> <w id="4537767">querella</w>, <w id="4537769">qui</w> <w id="4537770">se</w>
<w id="4537771">et</w> <w id="4537772">libidinum</w> <w id="4537773">vinculis</w> <w id="4537774">laxatos</w> <w id="4537775">esse</w> <w id="4537776">non</w> <w id="4537777">moleste</w> <w id="4537778">ferrent</w>
<w id="4537779">nec</w> <w id="4537780">a</w> <w id="4537781">suis</w> <w id="4537782">despicerentur</w>. <reg><w id="4537784">sed</w></reg> <w id="4537785">omnium</w> <w id="4537786">istius</w> <w id="4537787">modi</w>
<w id="4537788">querellarum</w> <w id="4537789">in</w> <w id="4537790">moribus</w> <w id="4537791">est</w> <w id="4537792">culpa</w>, <w id="4537794">non</w> <w id="4537795">in</w> <w id="4537796">aetate</w>.
<reg><w id="4537798">moderati</w></reg> <w id="4537799">enim</w> <w id="4537800">et</w> <w id="4537801">nec</w> <w id="4537802">difficiles</w> <w id="4537803">nec</w> <w id="4537804">inhumani</w> <w id="4537805">senes</w>
<w id="4537806">tolerabilem</w> <w id="4537807">senectutem</w> <w id="4537808">agunt</w>, <w id="4537810">importunitas</w> <w id="4537811">autem</w>
<w id="4537812">et</w> <w id="4537813">inhumanitas</w> <w id="4537814">omni</w> <w id="4537815">aetati</w> <w id="4537816">molesta</w> <w id="4537817">est</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="8" /><w id="4537819">LAELIUS</w>. <w id="4537821">Est</w>, <w id="4537823">ut</w> <w id="4537824">dicis</w>, <w id="4537826">Cato</w>; <w id="4537828">sed</w> <w id="4537829">fortasse</w> <w id="4537830">dixerit</w>
<w id="4537831">quispiam</w> <w id="4537832">tibi</w> <w id="4537833">propter</w> <w id="4537834">opes</w> <w id="4537835">et</w> <w id="4537836">copias</w> <w id="4537837">et</w> <w id="4537838">dignitatem</w>
<w id="4537839">tuam</w> <w id="4537840">tolerabiliorem</w> <w id="4537841">senectutem</w> <w id="4537842">videri</w>, <w id="4537844">id</w> <w id="4537845">autem</w> <w id="4537846">non</w>
<w id="4537847">posse</w> <w id="4537848">multis</w> <w id="4537849">contingere</w>.</p>
<p><w id="4537851">CATO</w>. <w id="4537853">Est</w> <w id="4537854">istuc</w> <w id="4537855">quidem</w>, <w id="4537857">Laeli</w>, <w id="4537859">aliquid</w>, <w id="4537861">sed</w>
<w id="4537862">nequaquam</w> <w id="4537863">in</w> <w id="4537864">isto</w> <w id="4537865">sunt</w> <w id="4537866">omnia</w>; <w id="4537868">ut</w> <w id="4537869">Themistocles</w>
<w id="4537870">fertur</w> <w id="4537871">Seriphio</w> <w id="4537872">cuidam</w> <w id="4537873">in</w> <w id="4537874">iurgio</w> <w id="4537875">respondisse</w>, <w id="4537877">cum</w>
<w id="4537878">ille</w> <w id="4537879">dixisset</w> <w id="4537880">non</w> <w id="4537881">eum</w> <w id="4537882">sua</w>, <w id="4537884">sed</w> <w id="4537885">patriae</w> <w id="4537886">gloria</w> <w id="4537887">splendorem</w> <w id="4537888">assecutum</w>: <quote><w id="4537889">nec</w> <w id="4537890">hercule</w>,</quote> <w id="4537892">inquit</w>, <quote><w id="4537894">si</w> <w id="4537895">ego</w>
<w id="4537896">Seriphius</w> <w id="4537897">essem</w>, <w id="4537899">nec</w> <w id="4537900">tu</w>, <w id="4537902">si</w> <w id="4537903">Atheniensis</w>,<ref id="n2" target="ref2" /> <w id="4537905">clarus</w>
<w id="4537906">umquam</w> <w id="4537907">fuisses</w>.</quote> <reg><w id="4537909">quod</w></reg> <w id="4537910">eodem</w> <w id="4537911">modo</w> <w id="4537912">de</w> <w id="4537913">senectute</w>
<w id="4537914">dici</w> <w id="4537915">potest</w>; <w id="4537917">nec</w> <w id="4537918">enim</w> <w id="4537919">in</w> <w id="4537920">summa</w> <w id="4537921">inopia</w> <w id="4537922">levis</w> <w id="4537923">esse</w>
<w id="4537924">senectus</w> <w id="4537925">potest</w>, <w id="4537927">ne</w> <w id="4537928">sapienti</w> <w id="4537929">quidem</w>, <w id="4537931">nec</w> <w id="4537932">insipienti</w>
<w id="4537933">etiam</w> <w id="4537934">in</w> <w id="4537935">summa</w> <w id="4537936">copia</w> <w id="4537937">non</w> <w id="4537938">gravis</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="9" /><reg><w id="4537940">aptissima</w></reg> <w id="4537941">omnino</w> <w id="4537942">sunt</w>, <w id="4537944">Scipio</w> <w id="4537945">et</w> <w id="4537946">Laeli</w>, <w id="4537948">arma</w>
<w id="4537949">senectutis</w> <w id="4537950">artes</w> <w id="4537951">exercitationesque</w> <w id="4537952">virtutum</w>, <w id="4537954">quae</w>
<w id="4537955">in</w> <w id="4537956">omni</w> <w id="4537957">aetate</w> <w id="4537958">cultae</w>, <w id="4537960">cum</w> <w id="4537961">diu</w> <w id="4537962">multumque</w> <w id="4537963">vixeris</w>,

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<w id="4537965">mirificos</w> <w id="4537966">ecferunt</w> <w id="4537967">fructus</w>, <w id="4537969">non</w> <w id="4537970">solum</w> <w id="4537971">quia</w> <w id="4537972">numquam</w>
<w id="4537973">deserunt</w>, <w id="4537975">ne</w> <w id="4537976">extremo</w> <w id="4537977">quidem</w> <w id="4537978">tempore</w> <w id="4537979">aetatis</w>, <w id="4537981">quamquam</w> <w id="4537982">id</w> <w id="4537983">quidem</w> <w id="4537984">maximum</w> <w id="4537985">est</w>, <w id="4537987">verum</w> <w id="4537988">etiam</w> <w id="4537989">quia</w>
<w id="4537990">conscientia</w> <w id="4537991">bene</w> <w id="4537992">actae</w> <w id="4537993">vitae</w> <w id="4537994">multorumque</w> <w id="4537995">bene</w>
<w id="4537996">factorum</w> <w id="4537997">recordatio</w> <w id="4537998">iucundissima</w> <w id="4537999">est</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="10" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="4" /><reg><w id="4538001">ego</w></reg> <w id="4538002">Q</w>. <w id="4538004">Maximum</w>, <w id="4538006">eum</w> <w id="4538007">qui</w> <w id="4538008">Tarentum</w> <w id="4538009">recepit</w>,
<w id="4538011">senem</w> <w id="4538012">adulescens</w> <w id="4538013">ita</w> <w id="4538014">dilexi</w>, <w id="4538016">ut</w> <w id="4538017">aequalem</w>. <reg><w id="4538019">erat</w></reg>
<w id="4538020">enim</w> <w id="4538021">in</w> <w id="4538022">illo</w> <w id="4538023">viro</w> <w id="4538024">comitate</w> <w id="4538025">condita</w> <w id="4538026">gravitas</w>, <w id="4538028">nec</w>
<w id="4538029">senectus</w> <w id="4538030">mores</w> <w id="4538031">mutaverat</w>. <reg><w id="4538033">quamquam</w></reg> <w id="4538034">eum</w> <w id="4538035">colere</w>
<w id="4538036">coepi</w> <w id="4538037">non</w> <w id="4538038">admodum</w> <w id="4538039">grandem</w> <w id="4538040">natu</w>, <w id="4538042">sed</w> <w id="4538043">tamen</w> <w id="4538044">iam</w>
<w id="4538045">aetate</w> <w id="4538046">provectum</w>. <reg><w id="4538048">anno</w></reg> <w id="4538049">enim</w> <w id="4538050">post</w> <w id="4538051">consul</w> <w id="4538052">primum</w>
<w id="4538053">fuerat</w> <w id="4538054">quam</w> <w id="4538055">ego</w> <w id="4538056">natus</w> <w id="4538057">sum</w>, <w id="4538059">cumque</w> <w id="4538060">eo</w> <w id="4538061">quartum</w>
<w id="4538062">consule</w> <w id="4538063">adulescentulus</w> <w id="4538064">miles</w> <w id="4538065">ad</w> <w id="4538066">Capuam</w> <w id="4538067">profectus</w>
<w id="4538068">sum</w> <w id="4538069">quintoque</w> <w id="4538070">anno</w> <w id="4538071">post</w> <w id="4538072">ad</w> <w id="4538073">Tarentum</w>. <reg><w id="4538075">quaestor</w></reg>
<w id="4538076">deinde</w> <w id="4538077">quadriennio</w> <w id="4538078">post</w> <w id="4538079">factus</w> <w id="4538080">sum</w>, <w id="4538082">quem</w> <w id="4538083">magistratum</w> <w id="4538084">gessi</w> <w id="4538085">consulibus</w> <w id="4538086">Tuditano</w> <w id="4538087">et</w> <w id="4538088">Cethego</w>, <w id="4538090">cum</w>
<w id="4538091">quidem</w> <w id="4538092">ille</w> <w id="4538093">admodum</w> <w id="4538094">senex</w> <w id="4538095">suasor</w> <w id="4538096">legis</w> <w id="4538097">Cinciae</w> <w id="4538098">de</w>
<w id="4538099">donis</w> <w id="4538100">et</w> <w id="4538101">muneribus</w> <w id="4538102">fuit</w>. <reg><w id="4538104">hic</w></reg> <w id="4538105">et</w> <w id="4538106">bella</w> <w id="4538107">gerebat</w> <w id="4538108">ut</w>
<w id="4538109">adulescens</w>, <w id="4538111">cum</w> <w id="4538112">plane</w> <w id="4538113">grandis</w> <w id="4538114">esset</w>, <w id="4538116">et</w> <w id="4538117">Hannibalem</w>
<w id="4538118">iuveniliter</w> <w id="4538119">exsultantem</w> <w id="4538120">patientia</w> <w id="4538121">sua</w> <w id="4538122">molliebat</w>;
<w id="4538124">de</w> <w id="4538125">quo</w> <w id="4538126">praeclare</w> <w id="4538127">familiaris</w> <w id="4538128">noster</w> <w id="4538129">Ennius</w>:

<quote rend="blockquote">
<l><w id="4538130">unus</w> <w id="4538131">homo</w> <w id="4538132">nobis</w> <w id="4538133">cunctando</w> <w id="4538134">restituit</w> <w id="4538135">rem</w>;</l>
<l><w id="4538137">noenum</w><ref id="n3" target="ref3" /> <w id="4538138">rumores</w> <w id="4538139">ponebat</w> <w id="4538140">ante</w> <w id="4538141">salutem</w>;</l>
<l><w id="4538143">ergo</w> <w id="4538144">plusque</w><ref id="n4" target="ref4" /> <w id="4538145">magisque</w> <w id="4538146">viri</w> <w id="4538147">nunc</w> <w id="4538148">gloria</w> <w id="4538149">claret</w>.</l></quote></p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="11" /><name><w id="4538151">Tarentum</w></name> <w id="4538152">vero</w> <w id="4538153">qua</w> <w id="4538154">vigilantia</w>, <w id="4538156">quo</w> <w id="4538157">consilio</w> <w id="4538158">recepit</w>!
<reg><w id="4538159">cum</w></reg> <w id="4538160">quidem</w> <w id="4538161">me</w> <w id="4538162">audiente</w> <w id="4538163">Salinatori</w>, <w id="4538165">qui</w> <w id="4538166">amisso</w>

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<w id="4538167">oppido</w> <w id="4538168">fugerat</w> <w id="4538169">in</w> <w id="4538170">arcem</w>, <w id="4538172">glorianti</w> <w id="4538173">atque</w> <w id="4538174">ita</w> <w id="4538175">dicenti</w>,
<quote><w id="4538177">mea</w> <w id="4538178">opera</w>, <w id="4538180">Q</w>. <w id="4538182">Fabi</w>, <w id="4538184">Tarentum</w> <w id="4538185">recepisti</w></quote>; <quote><w id="4538187">certe</w>,</quote>
<w id="4538189">inquit</w> <w id="4538190">ridens</w>, <quote><w id="4538192">nam</w> <w id="4538193">nisi</w> <w id="4538194">tu</w> <corr sic="amississes"><w id="4538195">amisisses</w></corr>, <w id="4538197">numquam</w>
<w id="4538198">recepissem</w>.</quote> <reg><w id="4538200">nec</w></reg> <w id="4538201">vero</w> <w id="4538202">in</w> <w id="4538203">armis</w> <w id="4538204">praestantior</w> <w id="4538205">quam</w>
<w id="4538206">in</w> <w id="4538207">toga</w>; <w id="4538209">qui</w> <w id="4538210">consul</w> <w id="4538211">iterum</w>, <w id="4538213">Sp</w>. <w id="4538215">Carvilio</w> <w id="4538216">collega</w>
<w id="4538217">quiescente</w>, <w id="4538219">C</w>. <w id="4538221">Flaminio</w> <w id="4538222">tribuno</w> <w id="4538223">plebis</w>, <w id="4538225">quoad</w> <w id="4538226">potuit</w>,
<w id="4538228">restitit</w> <w id="4538229">agrum</w> <w id="4538230">Picentem</w> <w id="4538231">et</w> <w id="4538232">Gallicum</w> <w id="4538233">viritim</w> <w id="4538234">contra</w>
<w id="4538235">senatus</w> <w id="4538236">auctoritatem</w> <w id="4538237">dividenti</w>; <w id="4538239">augurque</w> <w id="4538240">cum</w> <w id="4538241">esset</w>,
<w id="4538243">dicere</w> <w id="4538244">ausus</w> <w id="4538245">est</w> <w id="4538246">optimis</w> <w id="4538247">auspiciis</w> <w id="4538248">ea</w> <w id="4538249">geri</w>, <w id="4538251">quae</w> <w id="4538252">pro</w>
<w id="4538253">rei</w> <w id="4538254">publicae</w> <w id="4538255">salute</w> <w id="4538256">gererentur</w>; <w id="4538258">quae</w> <w id="4538259">contra</w> <w id="4538260">rem</w>
<w id="4538261">publicam</w> <w id="4538262">ferrentur</w>, <w id="4538264">contra</w> <w id="4538265">auspicia</w> <w id="4538266">ferri</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="12" /><reg><w id="4538268">multa</w></reg> <w id="4538269">in</w> <w id="4538270">eo</w> <w id="4538271">viro</w> <w id="4538272">praeclara</w> <w id="4538273">cognovi</w>, <w id="4538275">sed</w> <w id="4538276">nihil</w>
<w id="4538277">admirabilius</w> <w id="4538278">quam</w> <w id="4538279">quo</w> <w id="4538280">modo</w> <w id="4538281">ille</w> <w id="4538282">mortem</w> <w id="4538283">fili</w> <w id="4538284">tulit</w>,
<w id="4538286">clari</w> <w id="4538287">viri</w> <w id="4538288">et</w> <w id="4538289">consularis</w>. <reg><w id="4538291">est</w></reg> <w id="4538292">in</w> <w id="4538293">manibus</w> <w id="4538294">laudatio</w>,
<w id="4538296">quam</w> <w id="4538297">cum</w> <w id="4538298">legimus</w>, <w id="4538300">quem</w> <w id="4538301">philosophum</w> <w id="4538302">non</w> <w id="4538303">contemnimus</w>? <reg><w id="4538304">nec</w></reg> <w id="4538305">vero</w> <w id="4538306">ille</w> <w id="4538307">in</w> <w id="4538308">luce</w> <w id="4538309">modo</w> <w id="4538310">atque</w> <w id="4538311">in</w> <w id="4538312">oculis</w>
<w id="4538313">civium</w> <w id="4538314">magnus</w>, <w id="4538316">sed</w> <w id="4538317">intus</w> <w id="4538318">domique</w> <w id="4538319">praestantior</w>.
<reg><w id="4538321">qui</w></reg> <w id="4538322">sermo</w>, <w id="4538324">quae</w> <w id="4538325">praecepta</w>! <reg><w id="4538326">quanta</w></reg> <w id="4538327">notitia</w> <w id="4538328">antiquitatis</w>, <w id="4538330">scientia</w> <w id="4538331">iuris</w> <w id="4538332">auguri</w>! <reg><w id="4538333">multae</w></reg> <w id="4538334">etiam</w>, <w id="4538336">ut</w> <w id="4538337">in</w>
<w id="4538338">homine</w> <w id="4538339">Romano</w>, <w id="4538341">litterae</w>: <w id="4538342">omnia</w> <w id="4538343">memoria</w> <w id="4538344">tenebat</w>
<w id="4538345">non</w> <w id="4538346">domestica</w> <w id="4538347">solum</w>, <w id="4538349">sed</w> <w id="4538350">etiam</w> <w id="4538351">externa</w> <w id="4538352">bella</w>. <reg><w id="4538354">cuius</w></reg>
<w id="4538355">sermone</w> <w id="4538356">ita</w> <w id="4538357">tum</w> <w id="4538358">cupide</w> <w id="4538359">fruebar</w>, <w id="4538361">quasi</w> <w id="4538362">iam</w> <w id="4538363">divinarem</w>, <w id="4538365">id</w> <w id="4538366">quod</w> <w id="4538367">evenit</w>, <w id="4538369">illo</w> <w id="4538370">exstincto</w> <w id="4538371">fore</w> <w id="4538372">unde</w> <w id="4538373">discerem</w> <w id="4538374">neminem</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="13" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="5" /><reg><corr sic="quorsus"><w id="4538376">quorsum</w></corr></reg><ref id="n5" target="ref5" /> <w id="4538377">igitur</w> <w id="4538378">haec</w> <corr sic="tarn"><w id="4538379">tam</w></corr> <w id="4538380">multa</w> <w id="4538381">de</w> <w id="4538382">Maximo</w>?

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<w id="4538383">Quia</w> <w id="4538384">profecto</w> <w id="4538385">videtis</w> <w id="4538386">nefas</w> <w id="4538387">esse</w> <w id="4538388">dictu</w> <w id="4538389">miseram</w> <w id="4538390">fuisse</w>
<w id="4538391">talem</w> <w id="4538392">senectutem</w>. <reg><w id="4538394">nec</w></reg> <w id="4538395">tamen</w> <w id="4538396">omnes</w> <w id="4538397">possunt</w> <w id="4538398">esse</w>
<w id="4538399">Scipiones</w> <w id="4538400">aut</w> <w id="4538401">Maximi</w>, <w id="4538403">ut</w> <w id="4538404">urbium</w> <w id="4538405">expugnationes</w>, <w id="4538407">ut</w>
<w id="4538408">pedestris</w> <w id="4538409">navalisve</w> <w id="4538410">pugnas</w>, <w id="4538412">ut</w> <w id="4538413">bella</w> <w id="4538414">a</w> <w id="4538415">se</w> <w id="4538416">gesta</w>, <w id="4538418">ut</w>
<w id="4538419">triumphos</w> <w id="4538420">recordentur</w>. <reg><w id="4538422">est</w></reg> <w id="4538423">etiam</w> <w id="4538424">quiete</w> <w id="4538425">et</w> <w id="4538426">pure</w>
<w id="4538427">atque</w> <w id="4538428">eleganter</w> <w id="4538429">actae</w> <w id="4538430">aetatis</w> <w id="4538431">placida</w> <w id="4538432">ac</w> <w id="4538433">lenis</w> <w id="4538434">senectus</w>,
<w id="4538436">qualem</w> <w id="4538437">accepimus</w> <w id="4538438">Platonis</w>, <w id="4538440">qui</w> <w id="4538441">uno</w> <w id="4538442">et</w> <w id="4538443">octogesimo</w>
<w id="4538444">anno</w> <w id="4538445">scribens</w> <w id="4538446">est</w> <w id="4538447">mortuus</w>, <w id="4538449">qualem</w> <w id="4538450">Isocratis</w>, <w id="4538452">qui</w>
<w id="4538453">eum</w> <w id="4538454">librum</w>, <w id="4538456">qui</w> <w id="4538457">Panathenaicus</w> <w id="4538458">inscribitur</w>, <w id="4538460">quarto</w>
<w id="4538461">nonagesimo</w> <w id="4538462">anno</w> <w id="4538463">scripsisse</w> <w id="4538464">dicit</w> <w id="4538465">vixitque</w> <w id="4538466">quinquennium</w> <w id="4538467">postea</w>; <w id="4538469">cuius</w> <w id="4538470">magister</w> <w id="4538471">Leontinus</w> <w id="4538472">Gorgias</w>
<w id="4538473">centum</w> <w id="4538474">et</w> <w id="4538475">septem</w> <w id="4538476">complevit</w> <w id="4538477">annos</w>, <w id="4538479">neque</w> <w id="4538480">umquam</w>
<w id="4538481">in</w> <w id="4538482">suo</w> <w id="4538483">studio</w> <w id="4538484">atque</w> <w id="4538485">opere</w> <w id="4538486">cessavit</w>. <reg><w id="4538488">qui</w></reg>, <w id="4538490">cum</w> <w id="4538491">ex</w>
<w id="4538492">eo</w> <w id="4538493">quaereretur</w> <w id="4538494">cur</w> <w id="4538495">tam</w> <w id="4538496">diu</w> <w id="4538497">vellet</w> <w id="4538498">esse</w> <w id="4538499">in</w> <w id="4538500">vita</w>, <quote><w id="4538502">nihil</w>
<w id="4538503">habeo</w>,</quote> <w id="4538505">inquit</w>, <quote><w id="4538507">quod</w> <w id="4538508">accusem</w> <w id="4538509">senectutem</w>.</quote> <reg><w id="4538511">praeclarum</w></reg> <w id="4538512">responsum</w> <w id="4538513">et</w> <w id="4538514">docto</w> <w id="4538515">homine</w> <w id="4538516">dignum</w>!</p>
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<p><reg><w id="4538517">sua</w></reg> <w id="4538518">enim</w> <w id="4538519">vitia</w> <w id="4538520">insipientes</w> <w id="4538521">et</w> <w id="4538522">suam</w> <w id="4538523">culpam</w> <w id="4538524">in</w>
<w id="4538525">senectutem</w> <w id="4538526">conferunt</w>, <w id="4538528">quod</w> <w id="4538529">non</w> <w id="4538530">faciebat</w> <w id="4538531">is</w>, <w id="4538533">cuius</w>
<w id="4538534">modo</w> <w id="4538535">mentionem</w> <w id="4538536">feci</w>, <w id="4538538">Ennius</w>:

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<l><w id="4538539">sic</w> <w id="4538540">ut</w> <w id="4538541">fortis</w> <w id="4538542">equus</w>, <w id="4538544">spatio</w> <w id="4538545">qui</w> <w id="4538546">saepe</w> <w id="4538547">supremo</w></l>
<l><w id="4538548">vicit</w> <w id="4538549">Olympia</w>, <w id="4538551">nunc</w> <w id="4538552">senio</w> <w id="4538553">confectus</w> <w id="4538554">quiescit</w>.</l></quote>
<reg><w id="4538556">equi</w></reg> <w id="4538557">fortis</w> <w id="4538558">et</w> <w id="4538559">victoris</w> <w id="4538560">senectuti</w> <w id="4538561">comparat</w> <w id="4538562">suam</w>;
<w id="4538564">quem</w> <w id="4538565">quidem</w> <w id="4538566">probe</w> <w id="4538567">meminisse</w> <w id="4538568">potestis</w>; <w id="4538570">anno</w> <w id="4538571">enim</w>
<w id="4538572">undevicesimo</w> <w id="4538573">post</w> <w id="4538574">eius</w> <w id="4538575">mortem</w> <w id="4538576">hi</w> <w id="4538577">consules</w>, <w id="4538579">T</w>.
<w id="4538581">Flamininus</w> <w id="4538582">et</w> <w id="4538583">M</w>'. <w id="4538585">Acilius</w>, <w id="4538587">facti</w> <w id="4538588">sunt</w>; <w id="4538590">ille</w> <w id="4538591">autem</w>
<w id="4538592">Caepione</w> <w id="4538593">et</w> <w id="4538594">Philippo</w> <w id="4538595">iterum</w> <w id="4538596">consulibus</w> <w id="4538597">mortuus</w> <w id="4538598">est</w>,
<w id="4538600">cum</w> <w id="4538601">ego</w> <w id="4538602">quinque</w> <w id="4538603">et</w> <w id="4538604">sexaginta</w> <w id="4538605">annos</w> <w id="4538606">natus</w> <w id="4538607">legem</w>

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<w id="4538608">Voconiam</w> <w id="4538609">magna</w> <w id="4538610">voce</w> <w id="4538611">et</w> <w id="4538612">bonis</w> <w id="4538613">lateribus</w> <w id="4538614">suasissem</w>.<ref id="n6" target="ref6" /> 
<w id="4538616">Annos</w> <w id="4538617">septuaginta</w> <w id="4538618">natus</w>, <w id="4538620">tot</w> <w id="4538621">enim</w> <w id="4538622">vixit</w> <w id="4538623">Ennius</w>,
<w id="4538625">ita</w> <w id="4538626">ferebat</w> <w id="4538627">duo</w> <w id="4538628">quae</w> <w id="4538629">maxima</w> <w id="4538630">putantur</w> <w id="4538631">onera</w>, <w id="4538633">paupertatem</w> <w id="4538634">et</w> <w id="4538635">senectutem</w>, <w id="4538637">ut</w> <w id="4538638">eis</w> <w id="4538639">paene</w> <w id="4538640">delectari</w> <w id="4538641">videretur</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="15" /><reg><w id="4538643">etenim</w></reg>, <w id="4538645">cum</w> <w id="4538646">complector</w> <w id="4538647">animo</w>, <w id="4538649">quattuor</w> <w id="4538650">reperio</w>
<w id="4538651">causas</w> <w id="4538652">cur</w> <w id="4538653">senectus</w> <w id="4538654">misera</w> <w id="4538655">videatur</w>: <w id="4538656">unam</w>, <w id="4538658">quod</w>
<w id="4538659">avocet</w> <w id="4538660">a</w> <w id="4538661">rebus</w> <w id="4538662">gerendis</w>; <w id="4538664">alteram</w>, <w id="4538666">quod</w> <w id="4538667">corpus</w> <w id="4538668">faciat</w>
<w id="4538669">infirmius</w>; <w id="4538671">tertiam</w>, <w id="4538673">quod</w> <w id="4538674">privet</w> <w id="4538675">omnibus</w> <w id="4538676">fere</w> <w id="4538677">voluptatibus</w>; <w id="4538679">quartam</w>, <w id="4538681">quod</w> <w id="4538682">haud</w> <w id="4538683">procul</w> <w id="4538684">absit</w> <w id="4538685">a</w> <w id="4538686">morte</w>.
<reg><w id="4538688">earum</w></reg>, <w id="4538690">si</w> <w id="4538691">placet</w>, <w id="4538693">causarum</w> <w id="4538694">quanta</w> <w id="4538695">quamque</w> <w id="4538696">sit</w>
<w id="4538697">iusta</w> <w id="4538698">una</w> <w id="4538699">quaeque</w> <w id="4538700">videamus</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="chapter" n="6" /><w id="4538702">A</w> <w id="4538703">rebus</w> <w id="4538704">gerendis</w> <w id="4538705">senectus</w> <w id="4538706">abstrahit</w>. <reg><w id="4538708">quibus</w></reg>?
<w id="4538709">An</w> <w id="4538710">eis</w>, <w id="4538712">quae</w> <w id="4538713">iuventute</w> <w id="4538714">geruntur</w> <w id="4538715">et</w> <w id="4538716">viribus</w>? <reg><w id="4538717">nullaene</w></reg> <w id="4538718">igitur</w> <w id="4538719">res</w> <w id="4538720">sunt</w> <w id="4538721">seniles</w>, <w id="4538723">quae</w> <w id="4538724">vel</w> <w id="4538725">infirmis</w> <w id="4538726">corporibus</w> <w id="4538727">animo</w> <w id="4538728">et</w> <w id="4538729">mente</w> <w id="4538730">administrentur</w>? <reg><w id="4538731">nihil</w></reg> <w id="4538732">ergo</w>
<w id="4538733">agebat</w> <w id="4538734">Q</w>. <w id="4538736">Maximus</w>, <w id="4538738">nihil</w> <w id="4538739">L</w>. <w id="4538741">Paulus</w>, <w id="4538743">pater</w> <w id="4538744">tuus</w>, <w id="4538746">socer</w>
<w id="4538747">optimi</w> <w id="4538748">viri</w> <w id="4538749">fili</w> <w id="4538750">mei</w>? <reg><w id="4538751">ceteri</w></reg> <w id="4538752">senes</w>, <w id="4538754">Fabricii</w> <w id="4538755">Curii</w>
<w id="4538756">Coruncanii</w>, <w id="4538758">cum</w> <w id="4538759">rem</w> <w id="4538760">publicam</w> <w id="4538761">consilio</w> <w id="4538762">et</w> <w id="4538763">auctoritate</w>
<w id="4538764">defendebant</w>, <w id="4538766">nihil</w> <w id="4538767">agebant</w>?</p>
<p><reg><w id="4538768">ad</w></reg> <w id="4538769">Appi</w> <w id="4538770">Claudi</w> <w id="4538771">senectutem</w> <w id="4538772">accedebat</w> <w id="4538773">etiam</w> <w id="4538774">ut</w>
<w id="4538775">caecus</w> <w id="4538776">esset</w>;<milestone unit="section" n="16" /> <w id="4538778">tamen</w> <w id="4538779">is</w>, <w id="4538781">cum</w> <w id="4538782">sententia</w> <w id="4538783">senatus</w>
<w id="4538784">inclinaret</w> <w id="4538785">ad</w> <w id="4538786">pacem</w> <w id="4538787">cum</w> <w id="4538788">Pyrrho</w> <w id="4538789">foedusque</w> <w id="4538790">faciendum</w>,
<w id="4538792">non</w> <w id="4538793">dubitavit</w> <w id="4538794">dicere</w> <w id="4538795">illa</w>, <w id="4538797">quae</w> <w id="4538798">versibus</w> <w id="4538799">persecutus</w>
<w id="4538800">est</w> <w id="4538801">Ennius</w>:

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<l><w id="4538802">quo</w> <w id="4538803">vobis</w> <w id="4538804">mentes</w>, <w id="4538806">rectae</w> <w id="4538807">quae</w> <w id="4538808">stare</w> <w id="4538809">solebant</w></l>
<l><w id="4538810">antehac</w>, <w id="4538812">dementis</w> <w id="4538813">sese</w> <w id="4538814">flexere</w> <w id="4538815">viai</w>?</l></quote>

<w id="4538816">ceteraque</w> <w id="4538817">gravissime</w>, <w id="4538819">notum</w> <w id="4538820">enim</w> <w id="4538821">vobis</w> <w id="4538822">carmen</w> <w id="4538823">est</w>,

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<w id="4538825">et</w> <w id="4538826">tamen</w> <w id="4538827">ipsius</w> <w id="4538828">Appi</w> <w id="4538829">exstat</w> <w id="4538830">oratio</w>. <reg><w id="4538832">atque</w></reg> <w id="4538833">haec</w> <w id="4538834">ille</w>
<w id="4538835">egit</w> <w id="4538836">septemdecim</w> <w id="4538837">annis</w> <w id="4538838">post</w> <w id="4538839">alterum</w> <w id="4538840">consulatum</w>,
<w id="4538842">cum</w> <w id="4538843">inter</w> <w id="4538844">duos</w> <w id="4538845">consulatus</w> <w id="4538846">anni</w> <w id="4538847">decem</w> <w id="4538848">interfuissent</w>
<w id="4538849">censorque</w> <w id="4538850">ante</w> <w id="4538851">superiorem</w> <w id="4538852">consulatum</w> <w id="4538853">fuisset</w>, <w id="4538855">ex</w>
<w id="4538856">quo</w> <w id="4538857">intellegitur</w> <w id="4538858">Pyrrhi</w> <w id="4538859">bello</w> <w id="4538860">grandem</w> <w id="4538861">sane</w> <w id="4538862">fuisse</w>,
<w id="4538864">et</w> <w id="4538865">tamen</w> <w id="4538866">sic</w> <w id="4538867">a</w> <w id="4538868">patribus</w> <w id="4538869">accepimus</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="17" /><reg><w id="4538871">nihil</w></reg> <w id="4538872">igitur</w> <w id="4538873">afferunt</w> <w id="4538874">qui</w> <w id="4538875">in</w> <w id="4538876">re</w> <w id="4538877">gerenda</w> <w id="4538878">versari</w>
<w id="4538879">senectutem</w> <w id="4538880">negant</w>, <w id="4538882">similesque</w> <w id="4538883">sunt</w> <w id="4538884">ut</w> <w id="4538885">si</w> <w id="4538886">qui</w>
<w id="4538887">gubernatorem</w> <w id="4538888">in</w> <w id="4538889">navigando</w> <w id="4538890">nihil</w> <w id="4538891">agere</w> <w id="4538892">dicant</w>,
<w id="4538894">cum</w> <w id="4538895">alii</w> <w id="4538896">malos</w> <w id="4538897">scandant</w>, <w id="4538899">alii</w> <w id="4538900">per</w> <w id="4538901">foros</w> <w id="4538902">cursent</w>, <w id="4538904">alii</w>
<w id="4538905">sentinam</w> <w id="4538906">exhauriant</w>, <w id="4538908">ille</w> <w id="4538909">clavum</w> <w id="4538910">tenens</w> <w id="4538911">quietus</w>
<w id="4538912">sedeat</w> <w id="4538913">in</w> <w id="4538914">puppi</w>; <w id="4538916">non</w> <w id="4538917">faciat</w> <w id="4538918">ea</w>, <w id="4538920">quae</w> <w id="4538921">iuvenes</w>; <w id="4538923">at</w>
<w id="4538924">vero</w> <w id="4538925">multo</w> <w id="4538926">maiora</w> <w id="4538927">et</w> <w id="4538928">meliora</w> <w id="4538929">facit</w>. <reg><w id="4538931">non</w></reg> <w id="4538932">viribus</w>
<w id="4538933">aut</w> <w id="4538934">velocitate</w> <w id="4538935">aut</w> <w id="4538936">celeritate</w> <w id="4538937">corporum</w> <w id="4538938">res</w> <w id="4538939">magnae</w>
<w id="4538940">geruntur</w>, <w id="4538942">sed</w> <w id="4538943">consilio</w> <w id="4538944">auctoritate</w> <w id="4538945">sententia</w>, <w id="4538947">quibus</w>
<w id="4538948">non</w> <w id="4538949">modo</w> <w id="4538950">non</w> <w id="4538951">orbari</w>, <w id="4538953">sed</w> <w id="4538954">etiam</w> <w id="4538955">augeri</w> <w id="4538956">senectus</w>
<w id="4538957">solet</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="18" /><reg><w id="4538959">nisi</w></reg> <w id="4538960">forte</w> <w id="4538961">ego</w> <w id="4538962">vobis</w>, <w id="4538964">qui</w> <w id="4538965">et</w> <w id="4538966">miles</w> <w id="4538967">et</w> <w id="4538968">tribunus</w> <w id="4538969">et</w>
<w id="4538970">legatus</w> <w id="4538971">et</w> <w id="4538972">consul</w> <w id="4538973">versatus</w> <w id="4538974">sum</w> <w id="4538975">in</w> <w id="4538976">vario</w> <w id="4538977">genere</w> <w id="4538978">bellorum</w>, <w id="4538980">cessare</w> <w id="4538981">nunc</w> <w id="4538982">videor</w>, <w id="4538984">cum</w> <w id="4538985">bella</w> <w id="4538986">non</w> <w id="4538987">gero</w>.
<name><w id="4538989">At</w></name> <w id="4538990">senatui</w> <w id="4538991">quae</w> <w id="4538992">sint</w> <w id="4538993">gerenda</w> <w id="4538994">praescribo</w> <w id="4538995">et</w> <w id="4538996">quo</w>
<w id="4538997">modo</w>; <w id="4538999">Carthagini</w> <w id="4539000">male</w> <w id="4539001">iam</w> <w id="4539002">diu</w> <w id="4539003">cogitanti</w> <w id="4539004">bellum</w>
<w id="4539005">multo</w> <w id="4539006">ante</w> <w id="4539007">denuntio</w>, <w id="4539009">de</w> <w id="4539010">qua</w> <w id="4539011">vereri</w> <w id="4539012">non</w> <w id="4539013">ante</w> <w id="4539014">desinam</w>
<w id="4539015">quam</w> <w id="4539016">illam</w> <corr sic="exscisam"><w id="4539017">excisam</w></corr> <w id="4539018">esse</w> <w id="4539019">cognovero</w>. <reg><w id="4539021">quam</w></reg> <w id="4539022">palmam</w>
<w id="4539023">utinam</w> <w id="4539024">di</w> <w id="4539025">immortales</w>,<milestone unit="section" n="19?" /> <name><w id="4539027">Scipio</w></name>, <w id="4539029">tibi</w> <w id="4539030">reservent</w>, <w id="4539032">ut</w> <w id="4539033">avi</w>
<w id="4539034">relliquias</w> <w id="4539035">persequare</w>, <w id="4539037">cuius</w> <w id="4539038">a</w> <w id="4539039">morte</w> <w id="4539040">tertius</w> <w id="4539041">hie</w> <w id="4539042">et</w>
<w id="4539043">tricesimus</w> <w id="4539044">annus</w> <w id="4539045">est</w>, <w id="4539047">sed</w> <w id="4539048">memoriam</w> <w id="4539049">illius</w> <w id="4539050">viri</w> <w id="4539051">omnes</w>

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<w id="4539052">excipient</w> <w id="4539053">anni</w> <w id="4539054">consequentes</w>. <reg><w id="4539056">anno</w></reg> <w id="4539057">ante</w> <w id="4539058">me</w> <w id="4539059">censorem</w> <w id="4539060">mortuus</w> <w id="4539061">est</w>, <w id="4539063">novem</w> <w id="4539064">annis</w> <w id="4539065">post</w> <w id="4539066">meum</w> <w id="4539067">consulatum</w>, <w id="4539069">cum</w> <w id="4539070">consul</w> <w id="4539071">iterum</w> <w id="4539072">me</w> <w id="4539073">consule</w> <w id="4539074">creatus</w> <w id="4539075">esset</w>.
<reg><w id="4539077">num</w></reg> <w id="4539078">igitur</w>, <w id="4539080">si</w> <w id="4539081">ad</w> <w id="4539082">centesimum</w> <w id="4539083">annum</w> <w id="4539084">vixisset</w>,
<w id="4539086">senectutis</w> <w id="4539087">eum</w> <w id="4539088">suae</w> <w id="4539089">paeniteret</w>? <reg><w id="4539090">nec</w></reg> <w id="4539091">enim</w> <w id="4539092">excursione</w> <w id="4539093">nec</w> <w id="4539094">saltu</w>, <w id="4539096">nec</w> <w id="4539097">eminus</w> <w id="4539098">hastis</w> <w id="4539099">aut</w> <w id="4539100">comminus</w>
<w id="4539101">gladiis</w> <w id="4539102">uteretur</w>, <w id="4539104">sed</w> <w id="4539105">consilio</w> <w id="4539106">ratione</w> <w id="4539107">sententia</w>, <w id="4539109">quae</w>
<w id="4539110">nisi</w> <w id="4539111">essent</w> <w id="4539112">in</w> <w id="4539113">senibus</w>, <w id="4539115">non</w> <w id="4539116">summum</w> <w id="4539117">consilium</w>
<w id="4539118">maiores</w> <w id="4539119">nostri</w> <w id="4539120">appellassent</w> <w id="4539121">senatum</w>. <reg><w id="4539123">apud</w></reg> <w id="4539124">Lacedaemonios</w> <w id="4539125">quidem</w> <w id="4539126">ei</w>,<milestone unit="section" n="20?" /> <w id="4539128">qui</w> <w id="4539129">amplissimum</w> <w id="4539130">magistratum</w>
<w id="4539131">gerunt</w>, <w id="4539133">ut</w> <w id="4539134">sunt</w>, <w id="4539136">sic</w> <w id="4539137">etiam</w> <w id="4539138">nominantur</w>, <w id="4539140">senes</w>. <reg><w id="4539142">quod</w></reg>
<w id="4539143">si</w> <w id="4539144">legere</w> <w id="4539145">aut</w> <w id="4539146">audire</w> <w id="4539147">voletis</w> <w id="4539148">externa</w>, <w id="4539150">maximas</w> <w id="4539151">res</w>
<w id="4539152">publicas</w> <w id="4539153">ab</w> <w id="4539154">adulescentibus</w> <w id="4539155">labefactatas</w>, <w id="4539157">a</w> <w id="4539158">senibus</w>
<w id="4539159">sustentatas</w> <w id="4539160">et</w> <w id="4539161">restitutas</w> <w id="4539162">reperietis</w>.

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<l><reg><w id="4539164">cedo</w></reg> <w id="4539165">qui</w> <w id="4539166">vestram</w> <w id="4539167">rem</w> <w id="4539168">publicam</w> <w id="4539169">tantam</w> <w id="4539170">amisistis</w> <w id="4539171">tam</w> <w id="4539172">cito</w>?</l></quote>

<w id="4539173">sic</w> <w id="4539174">enim</w> <w id="4539175">percontantur</w><ref id="n7" target="ref7" /> <w id="4539176">in</w> <w id="4539177">Naevi</w> <w id="4539178">poetae</w> <w id="4539179">Lupo</w>.<ref id="n8" target="ref8" /> 
<w id="4539181">Respondentur</w> <w id="4539182">et</w> <w id="4539183">alia</w> <w id="4539184">et</w> <w id="4539185">hoc</w> <w id="4539186">in</w> <w id="4539187">primis</w>:

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<l><w id="4539188">proveniebant</w> <w id="4539189">oratores</w> <w id="4539190">novi</w>, <w id="4539192">stulti</w> <w id="4539193">adulescentuli</w>.</l></quote>
<reg><w id="4539195">temeritas</w></reg> <w id="4539196">est</w> <w id="4539197">videlicet</w> <w id="4539198">florentis</w> <w id="4539199">aetatis</w>, <w id="4539201">prudentia</w>
<w id="4539202">senescentis</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="21" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="7" /><name><w id="4539204">At</w></name> <w id="4539205">memoria</w> <w id="4539206">minuitur</w>. <reg><w id="4539208">credo</w></reg>, <w id="4539210">nisi</w> <w id="4539211">eam</w> <w id="4539212">exerceas</w>, <w id="4539214">aut</w> <w id="4539215">etiam</w> <w id="4539216">si</w> <w id="4539217">sis</w> <w id="4539218">natura</w> <w id="4539219">tardior</w>. <name><w id="4539221">Themistocles</w></name>
<w id="4539222">omnium</w> <w id="4539223">civium</w> <w id="4539224">perceperat</w> <w id="4539225">nomina</w>; <w id="4539227">num</w> <w id="4539228">igitur</w>

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<w id="4539229">censetis</w> <w id="4539230">eum</w>, <w id="4539232">cum</w> <w id="4539233">aetate</w> <w id="4539234">processisset</w>, <w id="4539236">qui</w> <w id="4539237">Aristides</w>
<w id="4539238">esset</w> <w id="4539239">Lysimachum</w> <w id="4539240">salutare</w> <w id="4539241">solitum</w>? <reg><w id="4539242">equidem</w></reg> <w id="4539243">non</w>
<w id="4539244">modo</w> <w id="4539245">eos</w> <w id="4539246">novi</w> <w id="4539247">qui</w> <w id="4539248">sunt</w>, <w id="4539250">sed</w> <w id="4539251">eorum</w> <w id="4539252">patres</w> <w id="4539253">etiam</w> <w id="4539254">et</w>
<w id="4539255">avos</w>, <w id="4539257">nec</w> <w id="4539258">sepulcra</w> <w id="4539259">legens</w> <w id="4539260">vereor</w>, <w id="4539262">quod</w> <w id="4539263">aiunt</w>, <w id="4539265">ne</w>
<w id="4539266">memoriam</w> <w id="4539267">perdam</w>; <w id="4539269">his</w> <w id="4539270">enim</w> <w id="4539271">ipsis</w> <w id="4539272">legendis</w> <w id="4539273">in</w>
<w id="4539274">memoriam</w> <w id="4539275">redeo</w> <w id="4539276">mortuorum</w>. <reg><w id="4539278">nec</w></reg> <w id="4539279">vero</w> <w id="4539280">quemquam</w>
<w id="4539281">senem</w> <w id="4539282">audivi</w> <w id="4539283">oblitum</w>, <w id="4539285">quo</w> <w id="4539286">loco</w> <w id="4539287">thesaurum</w> <w id="4539288">obruisset</w>.
<reg><w id="4539290">omnia</w></reg> <w id="4539291">quae</w> <w id="4539292">curant</w> <w id="4539293">meminerunt</w>, <w id="4539295">vadimonia</w> <w id="4539296">constituta</w>, <w id="4539298">quis</w> <w id="4539299">sibi</w>, <w id="4539301">cui</w> <w id="4539302">ipsi</w> <w id="4539303">debeant</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="22" /><reg><w id="4539305">quid</w></reg> <w id="4539306">iuris</w> <w id="4539307">consulti</w>, <w id="4539309">quid</w> <w id="4539310">pontifices</w>, <w id="4539312">quid</w> <w id="4539313">augures</w>,
<w id="4539315">quid</w> <w id="4539316">philosophi</w> <w id="4539317">senes</w>? <reg><w id="4539318">quam</w></reg> <w id="4539319">multa</w> <w id="4539320">meminerunt</w>!
<reg><w id="4539321">manent</w></reg> <w id="4539322">ingenia</w> <w id="4539323">senibus</w>, <w id="4539325">modo</w> <w id="4539326">permaneat</w> <w id="4539327">studium</w>
<w id="4539328">et</w> <w id="4539329">industria</w>, <w id="4539331">neque</w> <w id="4539332">ea</w> <w id="4539333">solum</w> <w id="4539334">claris</w> <w id="4539335">et</w> <w id="4539336">honoratis</w> <w id="4539337">viris</w>,
<w id="4539339">sed</w> <w id="4539340">in</w> <w id="4539341">vita</w> <w id="4539342">etiam</w> <w id="4539343">privata</w> <w id="4539344">et</w> <w id="4539345">quieta</w>. <name><w id="4539347">Sophocles</w></name> <w id="4539348">ad</w>
<w id="4539349">summam</w> <w id="4539350">senectutem</w> <w id="4539351">tragoedias</w> <w id="4539352">fecit</w>; <w id="4539354">quod</w> <w id="4539355">propter</w>
<w id="4539356">studium</w> <w id="4539357">cum</w> <w id="4539358">rem</w> <w id="4539359">neglegere</w> <w id="4539360">familiarem</w> <w id="4539361">videretur</w>,
<w id="4539363">filiis</w> <w id="4539364">in</w> <w id="4539365">iudicium</w> <w id="4539366">vocatus</w> <w id="4539367">est</w>, <w id="4539369">ut</w>, <w id="4539371">quem</w> <w id="4539372">ad</w> <w id="4539373">modum</w>
<w id="4539374">nostro</w> <w id="4539375">more</w> <w id="4539376">male</w> <w id="4539377">rem</w> <w id="4539378">gerentibus</w> <w id="4539379">patribus</w> <w id="4539380">bonis</w>
<w id="4539381">interdici</w> <w id="4539382">solet</w>, <w id="4539384">sic</w> <w id="4539385">ilium</w> <w id="4539386">quasi</w> <w id="4539387">desipientem</w> <w id="4539388">a</w> <w id="4539389">re</w>
<w id="4539390">familiari</w> <w id="4539391">removerent</w> <w id="4539392">iudices</w>. <reg><w id="4539394">tum</w></reg> <w id="4539395">senex</w> <w id="4539396">dicitur</w>
<w id="4539397">eam</w> <w id="4539398">fabulam</w> <w id="4539399">quam</w> <w id="4539400">in</w> <w id="4539401">manibus</w> <w id="4539402">habebat</w> <w id="4539403">et</w> <w id="4539404">proxime</w>
<w id="4539405">scripserat</w>, <w id="4539407">Oedipum</w> <w id="4539408">Coloneum</w>, <w id="4539410">recitasse</w> <w id="4539411">iudicibus</w>
<w id="4539412">quaesisseque</w> <w id="4539413">num</w> <w id="4539414">illud</w> <w id="4539415">carmen</w> <w id="4539416">desipientis</w> <w id="4539417">videretur</w>, <w id="4539419">quo</w> <w id="4539420">recitato</w> <w id="4539421">sententiis</w> <w id="4539422">iudicum</w> <w id="4539423">est</w> <w id="4539424">liberatus</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="23" />
<reg><w id="4539426">num</w></reg> <w id="4539427">igitur</w> <w id="4539428">hunc</w>, <w id="4539430">num</w> <w id="4539431">Homerum</w> <w id="4539432">Hesiodum</w> <w id="4539433">Simo</w>-

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<w id="4539434">niden</w> <w id="4539435">Stesichorum</w>, <w id="4539437">num</w> <w id="4539438">quos</w> <w id="4539439">ante</w> <w id="4539440">dixi</w> <w id="4539441">Isocraten</w>
<w id="4539442">Gorgian</w>, <w id="4539444">num</w> <w id="4539445">philosophorum</w> <w id="4539446">principes</w>, <corr sic="Pythagoran"><w id="4539448">Pythagoram</w></corr>
<w id="4539449">Democritum</w>, <w id="4539451">num</w> <w id="4539452">Platonem</w> <w id="4539453">Xenocraten</w>, <w id="4539455">num</w> <w id="4539456">postea</w>
<w id="4539457">Zenonem</w> <corr sic="Cleanthen"><w id="4539458">Cleanthem</w></corr>, <w id="4539460">aut</w> <w id="4539461">eum</w>, <w id="4539463">quem</w> <w id="4539464">vos</w> <w id="4539465">etiam</w>
<w id="4539466">vidistis</w> <w id="4539467">Romae</w>, <corr sic="Diogenen"><w id="4539469">Diogenem</w></corr> <w id="4539470">Stoicum</w> <w id="4539471">coegit</w> <w id="4539472">in</w> <w id="4539473">suis</w>
<w id="4539474">studiis</w> <corr sic="obmutiscere"><w id="4539475">obmutescere</w></corr> <w id="4539476">senectus</w>? <name><w id="4539477">An</w></name> <w id="4539478">in</w> <w id="4539479">omnibus</w>
<w id="4539480">studiorum</w> <w id="4539481">agitatio</w> <w id="4539482">vitae</w> <w id="4539483">aequalis</w> <w id="4539484">fuit</w>?</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="24" /><name><w id="4539485">Age</w></name>, <w id="4539487">ut</w> <w id="4539488">ista</w> <w id="4539489">divina</w> <w id="4539490">studia</w> <w id="4539491">omittamus</w>, <w id="4539493">possum</w>
<w id="4539494">nominare</w> <w id="4539495">ex</w> <w id="4539496">agro</w> <w id="4539497">Sabino</w> <w id="4539498">rusticos</w> <w id="4539499">Romanos</w>, <w id="4539501">vicinos</w>
<w id="4539502">et</w> <w id="4539503">familiaris</w> <w id="4539504">meos</w>, <w id="4539506">quibus</w> <w id="4539507">absentibus</w> <w id="4539508">numquam</w> <w id="4539509">fere</w>
<w id="4539510">ulla</w> <w id="4539511">in</w> <w id="4539512">agro</w> <w id="4539513">maiora</w> <w id="4539514">opera</w> <w id="4539515">fiunt</w>, <w id="4539517">non</w> <w id="4539518">serendis</w>, <w id="4539520">non</w>
<w id="4539521">percipiendis</w>, <w id="4539523">non</w> <w id="4539524">condendis</w> <w id="4539525">fructibus</w>. <reg><w id="4539527">quamquam</w></reg>
<w id="4539528">in</w> <w id="4539529">aliis</w> <w id="4539530">minus</w> <w id="4539531">hoc</w> <w id="4539532">mirum</w> <w id="4539533">est</w>, <w id="4539535">nemo</w> <w id="4539536">enim</w> <w id="4539537">est</w> <w id="4539538">tam</w>
<w id="4539539">senex</w> <w id="4539540">qui</w> <w id="4539541">se</w> <w id="4539542">annum</w> <w id="4539543">non</w> <w id="4539544">putet</w> <w id="4539545">posse</w> <w id="4539546">vivere</w>; <w id="4539548">sed</w>
<w id="4539549">idem</w> <w id="4539550">in</w> <w id="4539551">eis</w> <w id="4539552">elaborant</w>, <w id="4539554">quae</w> <w id="4539555">sciunt</w> <w id="4539556">nihil</w> <w id="4539557">ad</w> <w id="4539558">se</w> <w id="4539559">omnino</w>
<w id="4539560">pertinere</w>:

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<l><w id="4539561">serit</w> <w id="4539562">arbores</w>, <w id="4539564">quae</w> <w id="4539565">alteri</w> <w id="4539566">saeclo</w> <w id="4539567">prosint</w>,</l></quote>

<w id="4539569">ut</w> <w id="4539570">ait</w> <w id="4539571">Statius</w> <w id="4539572">noster</w> <w id="4539573">in</w> <w id="4539574">Synephebis</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="25" /> <reg><w id="4539576">nec</w></reg> <w id="4539577">vero</w>
<w id="4539578">dubitat</w> <w id="4539579">agricola</w>, <w id="4539581">quamvis</w> <w id="4539582">sit</w> <w id="4539583">senex</w>, <w id="4539585">quaerenti</w> <w id="4539586">cui</w>
<w id="4539587">serat</w> <w id="4539588">respondere</w>: <quote><w id="4539589">dis</w> <w id="4539590">immortalibus</w>, <w id="4539592">qui</w> <w id="4539593">me</w> <w id="4539594">non</w>
<w id="4539595">accipere</w> <w id="4539596">modo</w> <w id="4539597">haec</w> <w id="4539598">a</w> <w id="4539599">maioribus</w> <w id="4539600">voluerunt</w>, <w id="4539602">sed</w> <w id="4539603">etiam</w>
<w id="4539604">posteris</w> <w id="4539605">prodere</w>.</quote></p>
<p><milestone unit="chapter" n="8" /><reg><w id="4539607">et</w></reg> <w id="4539608">melius</w> <w id="4539609">Caecilius</w> <w id="4539610">de</w> <w id="4539611">sene</w> <w id="4539612">alteri</w> <w id="4539613">saeculo</w>
<w id="4539614">prospiciente</w>, <w id="4539616">quam</w> <w id="4539617">illud</w> <w id="4539618">idem</w>:

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<l><w id="4539619">edepol</w>, <w id="4539621">senectus</w>, <w id="4539623">si</w> <w id="4539624">nil</w> <w id="4539625">quicquam</w> <w id="4539626">aliud</w> <w id="4539627">viti</w></l>
<l><w id="4539628">adportes</w> <w id="4539629">tecum</w>, <w id="4539631">cum</w> <w id="4539632">advenis</w>, <w id="4539634">unum</w> <w id="4539635">id</w> <w id="4539636">sat</w> <w id="4539637">est</w>,</l>
<l><w id="4539639">quod</w> <w id="4539640">diu</w> <w id="4539641">vivendo</w> <w id="4539642">multa</w> <w id="4539643">quae</w> <w id="4539644">non</w> <w id="4539645">volt</w> <w id="4539646">videt</w>.</l></quote>
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<w id="4539648">Et</w> <w id="4539649">multa</w> <w id="4539650">fortasse</w> <w id="4539651">quae</w> <w id="4539652">volt</w>, <w id="4539654">atque</w> <w id="4539655">in</w> <w id="4539656">ea</w>, <w id="4539658">quae</w> <w id="4539659">non</w>
<w id="4539660">volt</w>, <w id="4539662">saepe</w> <w id="4539663">etiam</w> <w id="4539664">adulescentia</w> <w id="4539665">incurrit</w>. <reg><w id="4539667">illud</w></reg> <w id="4539668">vero</w>
<w id="4539669">idem</w> <w id="4539670">Caecilius</w> <w id="4539671">vitiosius</w>:

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<l><w id="4539672">tum</w> <w id="4539673">equidem</w> <w id="4539674">in</w> <w id="4539675">senecta</w> <w id="4539676">hoc</w> <w id="4539677">deputo</w> <w id="4539678">miserrimum</w>,</l>
<l><w id="4539680">sentire</w> <w id="4539681">ea</w> <w id="4539682">aetate</w> <w id="4539683">eumpse</w> <w id="4539684">esse</w> <w id="4539685">odiosum</w> <w id="4539686">alteri</w>.</l></quote>
<reg><w id="4539688">iucundum</w></reg> <w id="4539689">potius</w> <w id="4539690">quam</w> <w id="4539691">odiosum</w>!<milestone unit="section" n="26" /> <reg><w id="4539692">ut</w></reg> <w id="4539693">enim</w> <w id="4539694">adulescentibus</w> <w id="4539695">bona</w> <w id="4539696">indole</w> <w id="4539697">praeditis</w> <w id="4539698">sapientes</w> <w id="4539699">senes</w>
<w id="4539700">delectantur</w>, <w id="4539702">leviorque</w> <w id="4539703">fit</w> <w id="4539704">senectus</w> <w id="4539705">eorum</w> <w id="4539706">qui</w> <w id="4539707">a</w>
<w id="4539708">iuventute</w> <w id="4539709">coluntur</w> <w id="4539710">et</w> <w id="4539711">diliguntur</w>, <w id="4539713">sic</w> <w id="4539714">adulescentes</w>
<w id="4539715">senum</w> <w id="4539716">praeceptis</w> <w id="4539717">gaudent</w>, <w id="4539719">quibus</w> <w id="4539720">ad</w> <w id="4539721">virtutum</w>
<w id="4539722">studia</w> <w id="4539723">ducuntur</w>; <w id="4539725">nec</w> <w id="4539726">minus</w> <w id="4539727">intellego</w> <w id="4539728">me</w> <w id="4539729">vobis</w> <w id="4539730">quam</w>
<w id="4539731">mihi</w> <w id="4539732">vos</w> <w id="4539733">esse</w> <w id="4539734">iucundos</w>. <reg><w id="4539736">sed</w></reg> <w id="4539737">videtis</w>, <w id="4539739">ut</w> <w id="4539740">senectus</w>
<w id="4539741">non</w> <w id="4539742">modo</w> <w id="4539743">languida</w> <w id="4539744">atque</w> <w id="4539745">iners</w> <w id="4539746">non</w> <w id="4539747">sit</w>, <w id="4539749">verum</w> <w id="4539750">etiam</w>
<w id="4539751">sit</w> <w id="4539752">operosa</w> <w id="4539753">et</w> <w id="4539754">semper</w> <w id="4539755">agens</w> <w id="4539756">aliquid</w> <w id="4539757">et</w> <w id="4539758">moliens</w>, <w id="4539760">tale</w>
<w id="4539761">scilicet</w>, <w id="4539763">quale</w> <w id="4539764">cuiusque</w> <w id="4539765">studium</w> <w id="4539766">in</w> <w id="4539767">superiore</w> <w id="4539768">vita</w>
<w id="4539769">fuit</w>. <reg><w id="4539771">quid</w></reg>, <w id="4539773">qui</w> <w id="4539774">etiam</w> <w id="4539775">addiscunt</w> <w id="4539776">aliquid</w>, <w id="4539778">ut</w> <w id="4539779">et</w>
<w id="4539780">Solonem</w> <w id="4539781">versibus</w> <w id="4539782">gloriantem</w> <w id="4539783">videmus</w>, <w id="4539785">qui</w> <w id="4539786">se</w> <w id="4539787">cotidie</w>
<w id="4539788">aliquid</w> <w id="4539789">addiscentem</w> <w id="4539790">dicit</w> <w id="4539791">senem</w> <w id="4539792">fieri</w>. <reg><w id="4539794">et</w></reg> <w id="4539795">ego</w> <w id="4539796">feci</w>,
<w id="4539798">qui</w> <w id="4539799">litteras</w> <w id="4539800">Graecas</w> <w id="4539801">senex</w> <w id="4539802">didici</w>, <w id="4539804">quas</w> <w id="4539805">quidem</w> <w id="4539806">sic</w>
<w id="4539807">avide</w> <w id="4539808">arripui</w> <w id="4539809">quasi</w> <w id="4539810">diuturnam</w> <w id="4539811">sitim</w> <w id="4539812">explere</w> <w id="4539813">cupiens</w>,
<w id="4539815">ut</w> <w id="4539816">ea</w> <w id="4539817">ipsa</w> <w id="4539818">mihi</w> <w id="4539819">nota</w> <w id="4539820">essent</w>, <w id="4539822">quibus</w> <w id="4539823">me</w> <w id="4539824">nunc</w> <w id="4539825">exemplis</w>
<w id="4539826">uti</w> <w id="4539827">videtis</w>. <reg><w id="4539829">quod</w></reg> <w id="4539830">cum</w> <w id="4539831">fecisse</w> <corr sic="Socraten"><w id="4539832">Socratem</w></corr> <w id="4539833">in</w> <w id="4539834">fidibus</w>
<w id="4539835">audirem</w>, <w id="4539837">vellem</w> <w id="4539838">equidem</w> <w id="4539839">etiam</w> <w id="4539840">illud</w>, <w id="4539842">discebant</w> <w id="4539843">enim</w>
<w id="4539844">fidibus</w> <w id="4539845">antiqui</w>, <w id="4539847">sed</w> <w id="4539848">in</w> <w id="4539849">litteris</w> <w id="4539850">certe</w> <w id="4539851">elaboravi</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="27" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="9" /><reg><w id="4539853">ne</w></reg> <w id="4539854">nunc</w> <w id="4539855">quidem</w> <w id="4539856">viris</w> <w id="4539857">desidero</w> <w id="4539858">adulescentis</w>,

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<w id="4539860">is</w> <w id="4539861">enim</w> <w id="4539862">erat</w> <w id="4539863">locus</w> <w id="4539864">alter</w> <w id="4539865">de</w> <w id="4539866">vitiis</w> <w id="4539867">senectutis</w>, <w id="4539869">non</w> <w id="4539870">plus</w>
<w id="4539871">quam</w> <w id="4539872">adulescens</w> <w id="4539873">tauri</w> <w id="4539874">aut</w> <w id="4539875">elephanti</w> <w id="4539876">desiderabam</w>.
<reg><w id="4539878">quod</w></reg> <w id="4539879">est</w>, <w id="4539881">eo</w> <w id="4539882">decet</w> <w id="4539883">uti</w> <w id="4539884">et</w> <w id="4539885">quidquid</w> <w id="4539886">agis</w><ref id="n9" target="ref9" /> <w id="4539887">agere</w> <w id="4539888">pro</w>
<w id="4539889">viribus</w>. <reg><w id="4539891">quae</w></reg> <w id="4539892">enim</w> <w id="4539893">vox</w> <w id="4539894">potest</w> <w id="4539895">esse</w> <w id="4539896">contemptior</w>
<w id="4539897">quam</w> <w id="4539898">Milonis</w> <w id="4539899">Crotoniatae</w>? <reg><w id="4539900">qui</w></reg> <w id="4539901">cum</w> <w id="4539902">iam</w> <w id="4539903">senex</w>
<w id="4539904">esset</w> <w id="4539905">athletasque</w> <w id="4539906">se</w> <w id="4539907">exercentis</w> <w id="4539908">in</w> <w id="4539909">curriculo</w> <w id="4539910">videret</w>,
<w id="4539912">aspexisse</w> <w id="4539913">lacertos</w> <w id="4539914">suos</w> <w id="4539915">dicitur</w> <w id="4539916">illacrimansque</w> <w id="4539917">dixisse</w>,
<quote><w id="4539919">at</w> <w id="4539920">hi</w> <w id="4539921">quidem</w> <w id="4539922">mortui</w> <w id="4539923">iam</w> <w id="4539924">sunt</w>.</quote> <reg><w id="4539926">non</w></reg> <w id="4539927">vero</w> <w id="4539928">tam</w> <w id="4539929">isti</w>,
<w id="4539931">quam</w> <w id="4539932">tu</w> <w id="4539933">ipse</w>, <w id="4539935">nugator</w>, <w id="4539937">neque</w> <w id="4539938">enim</w> <w id="4539939">ex</w> <w id="4539940">te</w> <w id="4539941">umquam</w>
<w id="4539942">es</w> <w id="4539943">nobilitatus</w>, <w id="4539945">sed</w> <w id="4539946">ex</w> <w id="4539947">lateribus</w> <w id="4539948">et</w> <w id="4539949">lacertis</w> <w id="4539950">tuis</w>. <reg><w id="4539952">nihil</w></reg>
<w id="4539953">Sex</w>. <name><w id="4539955">Aelius</w></name> <w id="4539956">tale</w>, <w id="4539958">nihil</w> <w id="4539959">multis</w> <w id="4539960">annis</w> <w id="4539961">ante</w> <w id="4539962">Ti</w>. <w id="4539964">Coruncanius</w>, <w id="4539966">nihil</w> <w id="4539967">modo</w> <w id="4539968">P</w>. <w id="4539970">Crassus</w>, <w id="4539972">a</w> <w id="4539973">quibus</w> <w id="4539974">iura</w> <w id="4539975">civibus</w>
<w id="4539976">praescribebantur</w>, <w id="4539978">quorum</w> <w id="4539979">usque</w> <w id="4539980">ad</w> <w id="4539981">extremum</w>
<w id="4539982">spiritum</w> <w id="4539983">est</w> <w id="4539984">provecta</w> <w id="4539985">prudentia</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="28" /><name><w id="4539987">Orator</w></name> <w id="4539988">metuo</w> <w id="4539989">ne</w> <w id="4539990">languescat</w> <w id="4539991">senectute</w>, <w id="4539993">est</w> <w id="4539994">enim</w>
<w id="4539995">munus</w> <w id="4539996">eius</w> <w id="4539997">non</w> <w id="4539998">ingeni</w> <w id="4539999">solum</w>, <w id="4540001">sed</w> <w id="4540002">laterum</w> <w id="4540003">etiam</w> <w id="4540004">et</w>
<w id="4540005">virium</w>. <reg><w id="4540007">omnino</w></reg> <w id="4540008">canorum</w> <w id="4540009">illud</w> <w id="4540010">in</w> <w id="4540011">voce</w> <w id="4540012">splendescit</w>
<w id="4540013">etiam</w> <w id="4540014">nescio</w> <w id="4540015">quo</w> <w id="4540016">pacto</w> <w id="4540017">in</w> <w id="4540018">senectute</w>, <w id="4540020">quod</w> <w id="4540021">equidem</w>
<w id="4540022">adhuc</w> <w id="4540023">non</w> <w id="4540024">amisi</w>, <w id="4540026">et</w> <w id="4540027">videtis</w> <w id="4540028">annos</w>. <reg><w id="4540030">sed</w></reg> <w id="4540031">tamen</w> <w id="4540032">est</w>
<w id="4540033">decorus</w> <w id="4540034">seni</w> <w id="4540035">sermo</w> <w id="4540036">quietus</w> <w id="4540037">et</w> <w id="4540038">remissus</w>, <w id="4540040">facitque</w> <w id="4540041">persaepe</w> <w id="4540042">ipsa</w><ref id="n10" target="ref10" /> <w id="4540043">sibi</w> <w id="4540044">audientiam</w> <w id="4540045">diserti</w> <w id="4540046">senis</w> <w id="4540047">composita</w><ref id="n11" target="ref11" /> 
<w id="4540048">et</w> <w id="4540049">mitis</w> <w id="4540050">oratio</w>, <w id="4540052">quam</w> <w id="4540053">si</w> <w id="4540054">ipse</w> <w id="4540055">exsequi</w> <w id="4540056">nequeas</w>, <w id="4540058">possis</w>
<w id="4540059">tamen</w> <w id="4540060">Scipioni</w> <w id="4540061">praecipere</w> <w id="4540062">et</w> <w id="4540063">Laelio</w>. <reg><w id="4540065">quid</w></reg> <w id="4540066">enim</w> <w id="4540067">est</w>
<w id="4540068">iucundius</w> <w id="4540069">senectute</w> <w id="4540070">stipata</w> <w id="4540071">studiis</w> <w id="4540072">iuventutis</w>?<milestone unit="section" n="29" /> <name><w id="4540073">An</w></name>
<w id="4540074">ne</w> <w id="4540075">illas</w> <w id="4540076">quidem</w> <w id="4540077">viris</w> <w id="4540078">senectuti</w> <w id="4540079">relinquimus</w>,<ref id="n12" target="ref12" /> <w id="4540081">ut</w>

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<w id="4540082">adulescentis</w> <w id="4540083">doceat</w>, <w id="4540085">instituat</w>, <w id="4540087">ad</w> <w id="4540088">omne</w> <w id="4540089">offici</w> <w id="4540090">munus</w>
<w id="4540091">instruat</w>? <reg><w id="4540092">quo</w></reg> <w id="4540093">quidem</w> <w id="4540094">opere</w> <w id="4540095">quid</w> <w id="4540096">potest</w> <w id="4540097">esse</w> <w id="4540098">praeclarius</w>? <reg><w id="4540099">mihi</w></reg> <w id="4540100">vero</w> <w id="4540101">et</w> <w id="4540102">Cn</w>. <w id="4540104">et</w> <w id="4540105">P</w>. <w id="4540107">Scipiones</w> <w id="4540108">et</w> <w id="4540109">avi</w> <w id="4540110">tui</w>
<w id="4540111">duo</w> <w id="4540112">L</w>. <w id="4540114">Aemilius</w> <w id="4540115">et</w> <w id="4540116">P</w>. <w id="4540118">Africanus</w> <w id="4540119">comitatu</w> <w id="4540120">nobilium</w>
<w id="4540121">iuvenum</w> <w id="4540122">fortunati</w> <w id="4540123">videbantur</w>, <w id="4540125">nec</w> <w id="4540126">ulli</w> <w id="4540127">bonarum</w>
<w id="4540128">artium</w> <w id="4540129">magistri</w> <w id="4540130">non</w> <w id="4540131">beati</w> <w id="4540132">putandi</w>, <w id="4540134">quamvis</w> <w id="4540135">consenuerint</w> <w id="4540136">vires</w> <w id="4540137">atque</w> <w id="4540138">defecerint</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4540140">etsi</w></reg> <w id="4540141">ipsa</w> <w id="4540142">ista</w> <w id="4540143">defectio</w> <w id="4540144">virium</w> <w id="4540145">adulescentiae</w> <w id="4540146">vitiis</w>
<w id="4540147">efficitur</w> <w id="4540148">saepius</w> <w id="4540149">quam</w> <w id="4540150">senectute</w>; <w id="4540152">libidinosa</w> <w id="4540153">enim</w>
<w id="4540154">et</w> <w id="4540155">intemperans</w> <w id="4540156">adulescentia</w> <w id="4540157">effetum</w> <w id="4540158">corpus</w> <w id="4540159">tradit</w>
<w id="4540160">senectuti</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="30" /><ref id="n13" target="ref13" /> <w id="4540162">Cyrus</w> <w id="4540163">quidem</w> <w id="4540164">apud</w> <w id="4540165">Xenophontem</w> <w id="4540166">eo</w>
<w id="4540167">sermone</w>, <w id="4540169">quem</w> <w id="4540170">moriens</w> <w id="4540171">habuit</w>, <w id="4540173">cum</w> <w id="4540174">admodum</w> <w id="4540175">senex</w>
<w id="4540176">esset</w>, <w id="4540178">negat</w> <w id="4540179">se</w> <w id="4540180">umquam</w> <w id="4540181">sensisse</w> <w id="4540182">senectutem</w> <w id="4540183">suam</w>
<w id="4540184">imbecilliorem</w> <w id="4540185">factam</w> <w id="4540186">quam</w> <w id="4540187">adulescentia</w> <w id="4540188">fuisset</w>.
<reg><w id="4540190">ego</w></reg> <w id="4540191">L</w>. <w id="4540193">Metellum</w> <w id="4540194">memini</w> <w id="4540195">puer</w>, <w id="4540197">qui</w>, <w id="4540199">cum</w> <w id="4540200">quadriennio</w> <w id="4540201">post</w> <w id="4540202">alterum</w> <w id="4540203">consulatum</w> <w id="4540204">pontifex</w> <w id="4540205">maximus</w>
<w id="4540206">factus</w> <w id="4540207">esset</w>, <w id="4540209">viginti</w> <w id="4540210">et</w> <w id="4540211">duos</w> <w id="4540212">annos</w> <w id="4540213">ei</w> <w id="4540214">sacerdotio</w> <w id="4540215">praefuit</w>, <w id="4540217">ita</w> <w id="4540218">bonis</w> <w id="4540219">esse</w> <w id="4540220">viribus</w> <w id="4540221">extremo</w> <w id="4540222">tempore</w> <w id="4540223">aetatis</w>,
<w id="4540225">ut</w> <w id="4540226">adulescentiam</w> <w id="4540227">non</w> <w id="4540228">requireret</w>. <reg><w id="4540230">nihil</w></reg> <w id="4540231">necesse</w> <w id="4540232">est</w>
<w id="4540233">mihi</w> <w id="4540234">de</w> <w id="4540235">me</w> <w id="4540236">ipso</w> <w id="4540237">dicere</w>, <w id="4540239">quamquam</w> <w id="4540240">est</w> <w id="4540241">id</w> <w id="4540242">quidem</w>
<w id="4540243">senile</w> <w id="4540244">aetatique</w> <w id="4540245">nostrae</w> <w id="4540246">conceditur</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="31" /> <milestone unit="chapter" n="10" /><reg><w id="4540248">videtisne</w></reg>,
<w id="4540250">ut</w> <w id="4540251">apud</w> <w id="4540252">Homerum</w> <w id="4540253">saepissime</w> <w id="4540254">Nestor</w> <w id="4540255">de</w> <w id="4540256">virtutibus</w>
<w id="4540257">suis</w> <w id="4540258">praedicet</w>? <name><w id="4540259">Tertiam</w></name> <w id="4540260">enim</w> <w id="4540261">aetatem</w> <w id="4540262">hominum</w>
<w id="4540263">videbat</w>, <w id="4540265">nec</w> <w id="4540266">erat</w> <w id="4540267">ei</w> <w id="4540268">verendum</w> <w id="4540269">ne</w> <w id="4540270">vera</w> <w id="4540271">praedicans</w> <w id="4540272">de</w>
<w id="4540273">se</w> <w id="4540274">nimis</w> <w id="4540275">videretur</w> <w id="4540276">aut</w> <w id="4540277">insolens</w> <w id="4540278">aut</w> <w id="4540279">loquax</w>. <quote><reg><w id="4540281">etenim</w></reg>,</quote>
<w id="4540283">ut</w> <w id="4540284">ait</w> <w id="4540285">Homerus</w>, <quote><w id="4540287">ex</w> <w id="4540288">eius</w> <w id="4540289">lingua</w> <w id="4540290">melle</w> <w id="4540291">dulcior</w> <w id="4540292">fluebat</w>
<w id="4540293">oratio</w>;</quote> <w id="4540295">quam</w> <w id="4540296">ad</w> <w id="4540297">suavitatem</w> <w id="4540298">nullis</w> <w id="4540299">egebat</w> <w id="4540300">corporis</w>

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<w id="4540301">viribus</w>. <reg><w id="4540303">et</w></reg> <w id="4540304">tamen</w> <w id="4540305">dux</w> <w id="4540306">ille</w> <corr sic="Gracciae"><w id="4540307">Graeciae</w></corr> <w id="4540308">nusquam</w> <w id="4540309">optat</w>
<w id="4540310">ut</w> <w id="4540311">Aiacis</w> <w id="4540312">similis</w> <w id="4540313">habeat</w> <w id="4540314">decem</w>, <w id="4540316">sed</w> <w id="4540317">ut</w> <w id="4540318">Nestoris</w>, <w id="4540320">quod</w>
<w id="4540321">si</w> <w id="4540322">sibi</w> <w id="4540323">accident</w>, <w id="4540325">non</w> <w id="4540326">dubitat</w> <w id="4540327">quin</w> <w id="4540328">brevi</w> <w id="4540329">sit</w> <w id="4540330">Troia</w>
<w id="4540331">peritura</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="32" /><reg><w id="4540333">sed</w></reg> <w id="4540334">redeo</w> <w id="4540335">ad</w> <w id="4540336">me</w>. <reg><w id="4540338">quartum</w></reg> <w id="4540339">ago</w> <w id="4540340">annum</w> <w id="4540341">et</w> <w id="4540342">octogesimum</w>: <w id="4540343">vellem</w> <w id="4540344">equidem</w> <w id="4540345">idem</w> <w id="4540346">posse</w> <w id="4540347">gloriari</w> <w id="4540348">quod</w>
<w id="4540349">Cyrus</w>, <w id="4540351">sed</w> <w id="4540352">tamen</w> <w id="4540353">hoc</w> <w id="4540354">queo</w> <w id="4540355">dicere</w>, <w id="4540357">non</w> <w id="4540358">me</w> <w id="4540359">quidem</w>
<w id="4540360">eis</w> <w id="4540361">esse</w> <w id="4540362">viribus</w>, <w id="4540364">quibus</w> <w id="4540365">aut</w> <w id="4540366">miles</w> <w id="4540367">bello</w> <w id="4540368">Punico</w> <w id="4540369">aut</w>
<w id="4540370">quaestor</w> <w id="4540371">eodem</w> <w id="4540372">bello</w> <w id="4540373">aut</w> <w id="4540374">consul</w> <w id="4540375">in</w> <w id="4540376">Hispania</w> <w id="4540377">fuerim</w>
<w id="4540378">aut</w> <w id="4540379">quadriennio</w> <w id="4540380">post</w>, <w id="4540382">cum</w> <w id="4540383">tribunus</w> <w id="4540384">militaris</w> <w id="4540385">depugnavi</w> <w id="4540386">apud</w> <w id="4540387">Thermopylas</w> <w id="4540388">M</w>'. <w id="4540390">Glabrione</w> <w id="4540391">consule</w>; <w id="4540393">sed</w>
<w id="4540394">tamen</w>, <w id="4540396">ut</w> <w id="4540397">vos</w> <w id="4540398">videtis</w>, <w id="4540400">non</w> <w id="4540401">plane</w> <w id="4540402">me</w> <w id="4540403">enervavit</w>, <w id="4540405">non</w>
<w id="4540406">afflixit</w> <w id="4540407">senectus</w>: <w id="4540408">non</w> <w id="4540409">curia</w> <w id="4540410">viris</w> <w id="4540411">meas</w> <w id="4540412">desiderat</w>, <w id="4540414">non</w>
<w id="4540415">rostra</w>, <w id="4540417">non</w> <w id="4540418">amici</w>, <w id="4540420">non</w> <w id="4540421">clientes</w>, <w id="4540423">non</w> <w id="4540424">hospites</w>. <reg><w id="4540426">nec</w></reg>
<w id="4540427">enim</w> <w id="4540428">umquam</w> <w id="4540429">sum</w> <w id="4540430">assensus</w> <w id="4540431">veteri</w> <w id="4540432">illi</w> <w id="4540433">laudatoque</w>
<w id="4540434">proverbio</w>, <w id="4540436">quod</w> <w id="4540437">monet</w> <w id="4540438">mature</w> <w id="4540439">fieri</w> <w id="4540440">senem</w>, <w id="4540442">si</w> <w id="4540443">diu</w>
<w id="4540444">velis</w> <w id="4540445">senex</w> <w id="4540446">esse</w>. <reg><w id="4540448">ego</w></reg> <w id="4540449">vero</w> <w id="4540450">me</w> <w id="4540451">minus</w> <w id="4540452">diu</w> <w id="4540453">senem</w>
<w id="4540454">esse</w> <w id="4540455">mallem</w> <w id="4540456">quam</w> <w id="4540457">esse</w> <w id="4540458">senem</w> <w id="4540459">ante</w> <w id="4540460">quam</w> <w id="4540461">essem</w>.
<reg><w id="4540463">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4540464">nemo</w> <w id="4540465">adhuc</w> <w id="4540466">convenire</w> <w id="4540467">me</w> <w id="4540468">voluit</w> <w id="4540469">cui</w> <w id="4540470">fuerim</w>
<w id="4540471">occupatus</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="33" /><name><w id="4540473">At</w></name> <w id="4540474">minus</w> <w id="4540475">habeo</w> <w id="4540476">virium</w> <w id="4540477">quam</w> <w id="4540478">vestrum</w> <w id="4540479">utervis</w>.
<reg><w id="4540481">ne</w></reg> <w id="4540482">vos</w> <w id="4540483">quidem</w> <w id="4540484">T</w>. <w id="4540486">Ponti</w> <w id="4540487">centurionis</w> <w id="4540488">viris</w> <w id="4540489">habetis</w>:
<w id="4540490">num</w> <w id="4540491">idcirco</w> <w id="4540492">est</w> <w id="4540493">ille</w> <w id="4540494">praestantior</w>? <reg><w id="4540495">moderatio</w></reg> <w id="4540496">modo</w>
<w id="4540497">virium</w> <w id="4540498">adsit</w> <w id="4540499">et</w> <w id="4540500">tantum</w> <w id="4540501">quantum</w> <w id="4540502">potest</w> <w id="4540503">quisque</w>
<w id="4540504">nitatur</w>, <w id="4540506">ne</w> <w id="4540507">ille</w> <w id="4540508">non</w> <w id="4540509">magno</w> <w id="4540510">desiderio</w> <w id="4540511">tenebitur</w> <w id="4540512">virium</w>.
<reg><w id="4540514">olympiae</w></reg> <w id="4540515">per</w> <w id="4540516">stadium</w> <w id="4540517">ingressus</w> <w id="4540518">esse</w> <w id="4540519">Milo</w> <w id="4540520">dicitur</w>,
<w id="4540522">cum</w> <w id="4540523">umeris</w> <w id="4540524">sustineret</w> <w id="4540525">bovem</w>: <w id="4540526">utrum</w> <w id="4540527">igitur</w> <w id="4540528">has</w>
<w id="4540529">corporis</w> <w id="4540530">an</w> <w id="4540531">Pythagorae</w> <w id="4540532">tibi</w> <w id="4540533">malis</w> <w id="4540534">viris</w> <w id="4540535">ingeni</w> <w id="4540536">dari</w>?

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<w id="4540537">Denique</w> <w id="4540538">isto</w> <w id="4540539">bono</w> <w id="4540540">utare</w>, <w id="4540542">dum</w> <w id="4540543">adsit</w>, <w id="4540545">cum</w> <w id="4540546">absit</w>, <w id="4540548">ne</w>
<w id="4540549">requiras</w>: <w id="4540550">nisi</w> <w id="4540551">forte</w> <w id="4540552">adulescentes</w> <w id="4540553">pueritiam</w>, <w id="4540555">paulum</w>
<w id="4540556">aetate</w> <w id="4540557">progressi</w> <w id="4540558">adulescentiam</w> <w id="4540559">debent</w> <w id="4540560">requirere</w>.
<reg><w id="4540562">cursus</w></reg> <w id="4540563">est</w> <w id="4540564">certus</w> <w id="4540565">aetatis</w> <w id="4540566">et</w> <w id="4540567">una</w> <w id="4540568">via</w> <w id="4540569">naturae</w> <w id="4540570">eaque</w>
<w id="4540571">simplex</w>, <w id="4540573">suaque</w> <w id="4540574">cuique</w> <w id="4540575">parti</w> <w id="4540576">aetatis</w> <w id="4540577">tempestivitas</w>
<w id="4540578">est</w> <w id="4540579">data</w>, <w id="4540581">ut</w> <w id="4540582">et</w> <w id="4540583">infirmitas</w> <w id="4540584">puerorum</w> <w id="4540585">et</w> <w id="4540586">ferocitas</w>
<w id="4540587">iuvenum</w> <w id="4540588">et</w> <w id="4540589">gravitas</w> <w id="4540590">iam</w> <w id="4540591">constantis</w> <w id="4540592">aetatis</w> <w id="4540593">et</w> <w id="4540594">senectutis</w> <w id="4540595">maturitas</w> <w id="4540596">naturale</w> <w id="4540597">quiddam</w> <w id="4540598">habet</w>, <w id="4540600">quod</w> <w id="4540601">suo</w> <w id="4540602">tempore</w> <w id="4540603">percipi</w> <w id="4540604">debeat</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="34" /><reg><w id="4540606">audire</w></reg> <w id="4540607">te</w> <w id="4540608">arbitror</w>, <w id="4540610">Scipio</w>, <w id="4540612">hospes</w> <w id="4540613">tuus</w> <w id="4540614">avitus</w>
<w id="4540615">Masinissa</w> <w id="4540616">quae</w> <w id="4540617">faciat</w> <w id="4540618">hodie</w> <w id="4540619">nonaginta</w> <w id="4540620">natus</w> <w id="4540621">annos</w>:
<w id="4540622">cum</w> <w id="4540623">ingressus</w> <w id="4540624">iter</w> <w id="4540625">pedibus</w> <w id="4540626">sit</w>, <w id="4540628">in</w> <w id="4540629">equum</w> <w id="4540630">omnino</w>
<w id="4540631">non</w> <w id="4540632">ascendere</w>; <w id="4540634">cum</w> <w id="4540635">autem</w> <w id="4540636">equo</w>, <w id="4540638">ex</w> <w id="4540639">equo</w> <w id="4540640">non</w>
<w id="4540641">descendere</w>; <w id="4540643">nullo</w> <w id="4540644">imbri</w>, <w id="4540646">nullo</w> <w id="4540647">frigore</w> <w id="4540648">adduci</w> <w id="4540649">ut</w>
<w id="4540650">capite</w> <w id="4540651">operto</w> <w id="4540652">sit</w>; <w id="4540654">summam</w> <w id="4540655">esse</w> <w id="4540656">in</w> <w id="4540657">eo</w> <w id="4540658">corporis</w>
<w id="4540659">siccitatem</w>, <w id="4540661">itaque</w> <w id="4540662">omnia</w> <w id="4540663">exsequi</w> <w id="4540664">regis</w> <w id="4540665">officia</w> <w id="4540666">et</w>
<w id="4540667">munera</w>. <name><w id="4540669">Potest</w></name> <w id="4540670">igitur</w> <w id="4540671">exercitatio</w> <w id="4540672">et</w> <w id="4540673">temperantia</w>
<w id="4540674">etiam</w> <w id="4540675">in</w> <w id="4540676">senectute</w> <w id="4540677">conservare</w> <w id="4540678">aliquid</w> <w id="4540679">pristini</w> <w id="4540680">roboris</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="chapter" n="11" /><reg><w id="4540682">ne</w></reg> <w id="4540683">sint</w><ref id="n14" target="ref14" /> <w id="4540684">in</w> <w id="4540685">senectute</w> <w id="4540686">vires</w>: <w id="4540687">ne</w> <w id="4540688">postulantur</w>
<w id="4540689">quidem</w> <w id="4540690">vires</w> <w id="4540691">a</w> <w id="4540692">senectute</w>. <reg><w id="4540694">ergo</w></reg> <w id="4540695">et</w> <w id="4540696">legibus</w> <w id="4540697">et</w>
<w id="4540698">institutis</w> <w id="4540699">vacat</w> <w id="4540700">aetas</w> <w id="4540701">nostra</w> <w id="4540702">muneribus</w> <w id="4540703">eis</w> <w id="4540704">quae</w> <w id="4540705">non</w>
<w id="4540706">possunt</w> <w id="4540707">sine</w> <w id="4540708">viribus</w> <w id="4540709">sustineri</w>. <reg><w id="4540711">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4540712">non</w> <w id="4540713">modo</w>
<w id="4540714">quod</w> <w id="4540715">non</w> <w id="4540716">possumus</w>, <w id="4540718">sed</w> <w id="4540719">ne</w> <w id="4540720">quantum</w> <w id="4540721">possumus</w>
<w id="4540722">quidem</w> <w id="4540723">cogimur</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="35" /><name><w id="4540725">At</w></name> <w id="4540726">multi</w> <w id="4540727">ita</w> <w id="4540728">sunt</w> <w id="4540729">imbecilli</w> <w id="4540730">senes</w>,
<w id="4540732">ut</w> <w id="4540733">nullum</w> <w id="4540734">offici</w> <w id="4540735">aut</w> <w id="4540736">omnino</w> <w id="4540737">vitae</w> <w id="4540738">munus</w> <w id="4540739">exsequi</w>

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<w id="4540740">possint</w>. <name><w id="4540742">At</w></name> <w id="4540743">id</w> <w id="4540744">quidem</w> <w id="4540745">non</w> <w id="4540746">proprium</w> <w id="4540747">senectutis</w>
<w id="4540748">vitium</w> <w id="4540749">est</w>, <w id="4540751">sed</w> <w id="4540752">commune</w> <w id="4540753">valetudinis</w>. <reg><w id="4540755">quam</w></reg> <w id="4540756">fuit</w>
<w id="4540757">imbecillus</w> <w id="4540758">P</w>. <w id="4540760">Africani</w> <w id="4540761">filius</w>, <w id="4540763">is</w> <w id="4540764">qui</w> <w id="4540765">te</w> <w id="4540766">adoptavit</w>, <w id="4540768">quam</w>
<w id="4540769">tenui</w> <w id="4540770">aut</w> <w id="4540771">nulla</w> <w id="4540772">potius</w> <w id="4540773">valetudine</w>! <reg><w id="4540774">quod</w></reg> <w id="4540775">ni</w> <w id="4540776">ita</w>
<w id="4540777">fuisset</w>, <w id="4540779">alterum</w> <w id="4540780">illud</w> <w id="4540781">exstitisset</w> <w id="4540782">lumen</w> <w id="4540783">civitatis</w>; <w id="4540785">ad</w>
<w id="4540786">paternam</w> <w id="4540787">enim</w> <w id="4540788">magnitudinem</w> <w id="4540789">animi</w> <w id="4540790">doctrina</w> <w id="4540791">uberior</w>
<w id="4540792">accesserat</w>. <reg><w id="4540794">quid</w></reg> <w id="4540795">mirum</w> <w id="4540796">igitur</w> <w id="4540797">in</w> <w id="4540798">senibus</w>, <w id="4540800">si</w> <w id="4540801">infirmi</w>
<w id="4540802">sunt</w> <w id="4540803">aliquando</w>, <w id="4540805">cum</w> <w id="4540806">id</w> <w id="4540807">ne</w> <w id="4540808">adulescentes</w> <w id="4540809">quidem</w>
<w id="4540810">effugere</w> <w id="4540811">possint</w>?</p>
<p><reg><w id="4540812">resistendum</w></reg>, <w id="4540814">Laeli</w> <w id="4540815">et</w> <w id="4540816">Scipio</w>, <w id="4540818">senectuti</w> <w id="4540819">est</w> <w id="4540820">eiusque</w>
<w id="4540821">vitia</w> <w id="4540822">diligentia</w> <w id="4540823">compensanda</w> <w id="4540824">sunt</w>, <w id="4540826">pugnandum</w> <w id="4540827">tamquam</w> <w id="4540828">contra</w> <w id="4540829">morbum</w><ref id="n15" target="ref15" /> <w id="4540830">sic</w> <w id="4540831">contra</w> <w id="4540832">senectutem</w>, <w id="4540834">habenda</w>
<w id="4540835">ratio</w> <w id="4540836">valetudinis</w>,<milestone unit="section" n="36" /> <w id="4540838">utendum</w> <w id="4540839">exercitationibus</w> <w id="4540840">modicis</w>,
<w id="4540842">tantum</w> <w id="4540843">cibi</w> <w id="4540844">et</w> <w id="4540845">potionis</w> <w id="4540846">adhibendum</w>, <w id="4540848">ut</w> <w id="4540849">reficiantur</w>
<w id="4540850">vires</w>, <w id="4540852">non</w> <w id="4540853">opprimantur</w>. <reg><w id="4540855">nec</w></reg> <w id="4540856">vero</w> <w id="4540857">corpori</w> <w id="4540858">solum</w>
<w id="4540859">subveniendum</w> <w id="4540860">est</w>, <w id="4540862">sed</w> <w id="4540863">menti</w> <w id="4540864">atque</w> <w id="4540865">animo</w> <w id="4540866">multo</w>
<w id="4540867">magis</w>. <reg><w id="4540869">nam</w></reg> <w id="4540870">haec</w> <w id="4540871">quoque</w>, <w id="4540873">nisi</w> <w id="4540874">tamquam</w> <w id="4540875">lumini</w>
<w id="4540876">oleum</w> <w id="4540877">instilles</w>, <w id="4540879">exstinguuntur</w> <w id="4540880">senectute</w>. <reg><w id="4540882">et</w></reg> <w id="4540883">corpora</w>
<w id="4540884">quidem</w> <w id="4540885">exercitationum</w> <w id="4540886">defetigatione</w> <w id="4540887">ingravescunt</w>,
<w id="4540889">animi</w> <w id="4540890">autem</w> <w id="4540891">exercitando</w><ref id="n16" target="ref16" /> <w id="4540892">levantur</w>. <reg><w id="4540894">nam</w></reg> <w id="4540895">quos</w> <w id="4540896">ait</w>
<w id="4540897">Caecilius</w> <quote><w id="4540898">comicos</w> <w id="4540899">stultos</w> <w id="4540900">senes</w>,</quote> <w id="4540902">hos</w> <w id="4540903">significat</w>
<w id="4540904">credulos</w> <w id="4540905">obliviosos</w> <w id="4540906">dissolutos</w>, <w id="4540908">quae</w> <w id="4540909">vitia</w> <w id="4540910">sunt</w> <w id="4540911">non</w>
<w id="4540912">senectutis</w>, <w id="4540914">sed</w> <w id="4540915">inertis</w> <w id="4540916">ignavae</w> <w id="4540917">somniculosae</w> <w id="4540918">senectutis</w>. <reg><w id="4540920">ut</w></reg> <w id="4540921">petulantia</w>, <w id="4540923">ut</w> <w id="4540924">libido</w> <w id="4540925">magis</w> <w id="4540926">est</w> <w id="4540927">adulescentium</w> <w id="4540928">quam</w> <w id="4540929">senum</w>, <w id="4540931">nec</w> <w id="4540932">tamen</w> <w id="4540933">omnium</w> <w id="4540934">adulescentium</w>, <w id="4540936">sed</w> <w id="4540937">non</w> <w id="4540938">proborum</w>, <w id="4540940">sic</w> <w id="4540941">ista</w> <w id="4540942">senilis</w> <w id="4540943">stultitia</w>,
<w id="4540945">quae</w> <w id="4540946">deliratio</w> <w id="4540947">appellari</w> <w id="4540948">solet</w>, <w id="4540950">senum</w> <w id="4540951">levium</w> <w id="4540952">est</w>, <w id="4540954">non</w>
<w id="4540955">omnium</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="37" /><reg><w id="4540957">quattuor</w></reg> <w id="4540958">robustos</w> <w id="4540959">filios</w>, <w id="4540961">quinque</w> <w id="4540962">filias</w>, <w id="4540964">tantam</w>

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<w id="4540965">domum</w>, <w id="4540967">tantas</w> <w id="4540968">clientelas</w> <w id="4540969">Appius</w> <w id="4540970">regebat</w> <w id="4540971">et</w> <w id="4540972">caecus</w> <w id="4540973">et</w>
<w id="4540974">senex</w>; <w id="4540976">intentum</w> <w id="4540977">enim</w> <w id="4540978">animum</w> <w id="4540979">tamquam</w> <w id="4540980">arcum</w> <w id="4540981">habebat</w> <w id="4540982">nec</w> <w id="4540983">languescens</w> <w id="4540984">succumbebat</w> <w id="4540985">senectuti</w>. <reg><w id="4540987">tenebat</w></reg>
<w id="4540988">non</w> <w id="4540989">modo</w> <w id="4540990">auctoritatem</w>, <w id="4540992">sed</w> <w id="4540993">etiam</w> <w id="4540994">imperium</w> <w id="4540995">in</w> <w id="4540996">suos</w>:
<w id="4540997">metuebant</w> <w id="4540998">servi</w>, <w id="4541000">verebantur</w> <w id="4541001">liberi</w>, <w id="4541003">carum</w> <w id="4541004">omnes</w>
<w id="4541005">habebant</w>; <w id="4541007">vigebat</w> <w id="4541008">in</w> <w id="4541009">illa</w> <w id="4541010">domo</w> <w id="4541011">mos</w> <w id="4541012">patrius</w> <w id="4541013">et</w>
<w id="4541014">disciplina</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="38" /><ref id="n17" target="ref17" /> <w id="4541016">Ita</w> <w id="4541017">enim</w> <w id="4541018">senectus</w> <w id="4541019">honesta</w> <w id="4541020">est</w>, <w id="4541022">si</w> <w id="4541023">se</w> <w id="4541024">ipsa</w>
<w id="4541025">defendit</w>, <w id="4541027">si</w> <w id="4541028">ius</w> <w id="4541029">suum</w> <w id="4541030">retinet</w>, <w id="4541032">si</w> <w id="4541033">nemini</w> <w id="4541034">emancipata</w>
<w id="4541035">est</w>, <w id="4541037">si</w> <w id="4541038">usque</w> <w id="4541039">ad</w> <w id="4541040">ultimum</w> <w id="4541041">spiritum</w> <w id="4541042">dominatur</w> <w id="4541043">in</w> <w id="4541044">suos</w>.
<reg><w id="4541046">ut</w></reg> <w id="4541047">enim</w> <w id="4541048">adulescentem</w> <w id="4541049">in</w> <w id="4541050">quo</w> <w id="4541051">est</w> <w id="4541052">senile</w> <w id="4541053">aliquid</w>, <w id="4541055">sic</w>
<w id="4541056">senem</w> <w id="4541057">in</w> <w id="4541058">quo</w> <w id="4541059">est</w> <w id="4541060">aliquid</w> <w id="4541061">adulescentis</w> <w id="4541062">probo</w>, <w id="4541064">quod</w>
<w id="4541065">qui</w> <w id="4541066">sequitur</w>, <w id="4541068">corpore</w> <w id="4541069">senex</w> <w id="4541070">esse</w> <w id="4541071">poterit</w>, <w id="4541073">animo</w>
<w id="4541074">numquam</w> <w id="4541075">erit</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4541077">septimus</w></reg> <w id="4541078">mihi</w> <w id="4541079">liber</w> <w id="4541080">Originum</w> <w id="4541081">est</w> <w id="4541082">in</w> <w id="4541083">manibus</w>;
<w id="4541085">omnia</w> <w id="4541086">antiquitatis</w> <w id="4541087">monumenta</w> <w id="4541088">colligo</w>; <w id="4541090">causarum</w>
<w id="4541091">illustrium</w>, <w id="4541093">quascunque</w> <w id="4541094">defendi</w>, <w id="4541096">nunc</w> <w id="4541097">cum</w> <w id="4541098">maxime</w>
<w id="4541099">conficio</w> <w id="4541100">orationes</w>; <w id="4541102">ius</w> <w id="4541103">augurium</w> <w id="4541104">pontificium</w> <w id="4541105">civile</w>
<w id="4541106">tracto</w>; <w id="4541108">multum</w> <w id="4541109">etiam</w> <w id="4541110">Graecis</w> <w id="4541111">litteris</w> <w id="4541112">utor</w>; <w id="4541114">Pythagoriorumque</w> <w id="4541115">more</w>, <w id="4541117">exercendae</w> <w id="4541118">memoriae</w> <w id="4541119">gratia</w>,
<w id="4541121">quid</w> <w id="4541122">quoque</w> <w id="4541123">die</w> <w id="4541124">dixerim</w> <w id="4541125">audierim</w> <w id="4541126">egerim</w> <w id="4541127">commemoro</w>
<w id="4541128">vesperi</w>. <reg><w id="4541130">hae</w></reg> <w id="4541131">sunt</w> <w id="4541132">exercitationes</w> <w id="4541133">ingeni</w>, <w id="4541135">haec</w> <w id="4541136">curricula</w> <w id="4541137">mentis</w>; <w id="4541139">in</w> <w id="4541140">his</w> <w id="4541141">desudans</w> <w id="4541142">atque</w> <w id="4541143">elaborans</w>
<w id="4541144">corporis</w> <w id="4541145">viris</w> <w id="4541146">non</w> <w id="4541147">magno</w> <w id="4541148">opere</w> <w id="4541149">desidero</w>. <reg><w id="4541151">adsum</w></reg>
<w id="4541152">amicis</w>, <w id="4541154">venio</w> <w id="4541155">in</w> <w id="4541156">senatum</w> <w id="4541157">frequens</w> <w id="4541158">ultroque</w> <w id="4541159">affero</w> <w id="4541160">res</w>
<w id="4541161">multum</w> <w id="4541162">et</w> <w id="4541163">diu</w> <w id="4541164">cogitatas</w> <w id="4541165">easque</w> <w id="4541166">tueor</w> <w id="4541167">animi</w>, <w id="4541169">non</w>

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<w id="4541170">corporis</w> <w id="4541171">viribus</w>. <reg><w id="4541173">quas</w></reg> <w id="4541174">si</w> <w id="4541175">exsequi</w> <w id="4541176">nequirem</w>, <w id="4541178">tamen</w>
<w id="4541179">me</w> <w id="4541180">lectulus</w> <w id="4541181">meus</w> <w id="4541182">oblectaret</w> <w id="4541183">ea</w> <w id="4541184">ipsa</w> <w id="4541185">cogitantem</w>,
<w id="4541187">quae</w> <w id="4541188">iam</w> <w id="4541189">agere</w> <w id="4541190">non</w> <w id="4541191">possem</w>; <w id="4541193">sed</w> <w id="4541194">ut</w> <w id="4541195">possim</w> <w id="4541196">facit</w>
<w id="4541197">acta</w> <w id="4541198">vita</w>. <name><w id="4541200">Semper</w></name> <w id="4541201">enim</w> <w id="4541202">in</w> <w id="4541203">his</w> <w id="4541204">studiis</w> <w id="4541205">laboribusque</w>
<w id="4541206">viventi</w> <w id="4541207">non</w> <w id="4541208">intellegitur</w> <w id="4541209">quando</w> <w id="4541210">obrepat</w> <w id="4541211">senectus</w>:
<w id="4541212">ita</w> <w id="4541213">sensim</w> <w id="4541214">sine</w> <w id="4541215">sensu</w> <w id="4541216">aetas</w> <w id="4541217">senescit</w> <w id="4541218">nec</w> <w id="4541219">subito</w> <w id="4541220">frangitur</w>, <w id="4541222">sed</w> <w id="4541223">diuturnitate</w> <w id="4541224">exstinguitur</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="39" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="12" /><reg><w id="4541226">sequitur</w></reg> <w id="4541227">tertia</w> <w id="4541228">vituperatio</w> <w id="4541229">senectutis</w>, <w id="4541231">quod</w>
<corr sic="earn"><w id="4541232">eam</w></corr> <w id="4541233">carere</w> <w id="4541234">dicunt</w> <w id="4541235">voluptatibus</w>. <w id="4541237">O</w> <w id="4541238">praeclarum</w> <w id="4541239">munus</w>
<w id="4541240">aetatis</w>, <w id="4541242">si</w> <w id="4541243">quidem</w> <w id="4541244">id</w> <w id="4541245">aufert</w> <w id="4541246">a</w> <w id="4541247">nobis</w>, <w id="4541249">quod</w> <w id="4541250">est</w> <w id="4541251">in</w>
<w id="4541252">adulescentia</w> <w id="4541253">vitiosissimum</w>! <reg><w id="4541254">accipite</w></reg> <w id="4541255">enim</w>, <w id="4541257">optimi</w>
<w id="4541258">adulescentes</w>, <w id="4541260">veterem</w> <w id="4541261">orationem</w> <w id="4541262">Archytae</w> <w id="4541263">Tarentini</w>,
<w id="4541265">magni</w> <w id="4541266">in</w> <w id="4541267">primis</w> <w id="4541268">et</w> <w id="4541269">praeclari</w> <w id="4541270">viri</w>, <w id="4541272">quae</w> <w id="4541273">mihi</w> <w id="4541274">tradita</w>
<w id="4541275">est</w> <w id="4541276">cum</w> <w id="4541277">essem</w> <w id="4541278">adulescens</w> <w id="4541279">Tarenti</w> <w id="4541280">cum</w> <w id="4541281">Q</w>. <w id="4541283">Maximo</w>.
<reg><w id="4541285">nullam</w></reg> <w id="4541286">capitaliorem</w> <w id="4541287">pestem</w> <w id="4541288">quam</w> <w id="4541289">voluptatem</w> <w id="4541290">corporis</w> <w id="4541291">hominibus</w> <w id="4541292">dicebat</w> <w id="4541293">a</w> <w id="4541294">natura</w> <w id="4541295">datam</w>, <w id="4541297">cuius</w>
<w id="4541298">voluptatis</w> <w id="4541299">avidae</w> <w id="4541300">libidines</w> <w id="4541301">temere</w> <w id="4541302">et</w> <corr sic="ecfrenate"><w id="4541303">effrenate</w></corr> <w id="4541304">ad</w>
<w id="4541305">potiendum</w> <w id="4541306">incitarentur</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="40" /><reg><w id="4541308">hinc</w></reg> <w id="4541309">patriae</w> <w id="4541310">proditiones</w>,
<w id="4541312">hinc</w> <w id="4541313">rerum</w> <w id="4541314">publicarum</w> <w id="4541315">eversiones</w>, <w id="4541317">hinc</w> <w id="4541318">cum</w> <w id="4541319">hostibus</w>
<w id="4541320">clandestina</w> <w id="4541321">colloquia</w> <w id="4541322">nasci</w>; <w id="4541324">nullum</w> <w id="4541325">denique</w> <w id="4541326">scelus</w>,
<w id="4541328">nullum</w> <w id="4541329">malum</w> <w id="4541330">facinus</w> <w id="4541331">esse</w>, <w id="4541333">ad</w> <w id="4541334">quod</w> <w id="4541335">suscipiendum</w>
<w id="4541336">non</w> <w id="4541337">libido</w> <w id="4541338">voluptatis</w> <w id="4541339">impelleret</w>; <w id="4541341">stupra</w> <w id="4541342">vero</w> <w id="4541343">et</w>
<w id="4541344">adulteria</w> <w id="4541345">et</w> <w id="4541346">omne</w> <w id="4541347">tale</w> <w id="4541348">flagitium</w> <w id="4541349">nullis</w> <w id="4541350">excitari</w> <w id="4541351">aliis</w>
<w id="4541352">illecebris</w> <w id="4541353">nisi</w> <w id="4541354">voluptatis</w>; <w id="4541356">cumque</w> <w id="4541357">homini</w> <w id="4541358">sive</w> <w id="4541359">natura</w>
<w id="4541360">sive</w> <w id="4541361">quis</w> <w id="4541362">deus</w> <w id="4541363">nihil</w> <w id="4541364">mente</w> <w id="4541365">praestabilius</w> <w id="4541366">dedisset</w>,
<w id="4541368">huic</w> <w id="4541369">divino</w> <w id="4541370">muneri</w> <w id="4541371">ac</w> <w id="4541372">dono</w> <w id="4541373">nihil</w> <w id="4541374">tam</w> <w id="4541375">esse</w> <w id="4541376">inimicum</w>

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<w id="4541377">quam</w> <w id="4541378">voluptatem</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="41" /><reg><w id="4541380">nec</w></reg> <w id="4541381">enim</w> <corr sic="libidme"><w id="4541382">lubidine</w></corr> <w id="4541383">dominante</w>
<w id="4541384">temperantiae</w> <w id="4541385">locum</w> <w id="4541386">esse</w>, <w id="4541388">neque</w> <w id="4541389">omnino</w> <w id="4541390">in</w> <w id="4541391">voluptatis</w> <w id="4541392">regno</w> <w id="4541393">virtutem</w> <w id="4541394">posse</w> <w id="4541395">consistere</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4541397">quod</w></reg> <w id="4541398">quo</w> <w id="4541399">magis</w> <w id="4541400">intellegi</w> <w id="4541401">posset</w>, <w id="4541403">fingere</w> <w id="4541404">animo</w>
<w id="4541405">iubebat</w> <w id="4541406">tanta</w> <w id="4541407">incitatum</w> <w id="4541408">aliquem</w> <w id="4541409">voluptate</w> <w id="4541410">corporis</w>,
<w id="4541412">quanta</w> <w id="4541413">percipi</w> <w id="4541414">posset</w> <w id="4541415">maxima</w>; <w id="4541417">nemini</w> <w id="4541418">censebat</w>
<w id="4541419">fore</w> <w id="4541420">dubium</w> <w id="4541421">quin</w> <w id="4541422">tam</w> <w id="4541423">diu</w>, <w id="4541425">dum</w> <w id="4541426">ita</w> <w id="4541427">gauderet</w>, <w id="4541429">nihil</w>
<w id="4541430">agitare</w> <w id="4541431">mente</w>, <w id="4541433">nihil</w> <w id="4541434">ratione</w>, <w id="4541436">nihil</w> <w id="4541437">cogitatione</w> <w id="4541438">consequi</w> <w id="4541439">posset</w>. <reg><w id="4541441">quocirca</w></reg> <w id="4541442">nihil</w> <w id="4541443">esse</w> <w id="4541444">tam</w> <w id="4541445">detestabile</w>
<w id="4541446">tamque</w> <w id="4541447">pestiferum</w> <w id="4541448">quam</w> <w id="4541449">voluptatem</w>, <w id="4541451">si</w> <w id="4541452">quidem</w> <w id="4541453">ea</w>,
<w id="4541455">cum</w> <w id="4541456">maior</w> <w id="4541457">esset</w> <w id="4541458">atque</w> <w id="4541459">longior</w>, <w id="4541461">omne</w> <w id="4541462">animi</w> <w id="4541463">lumen</w>
<w id="4541464">exstingueret</w>. <reg><w id="4541466">haec</w></reg> <w id="4541467">cum</w> <w id="4541468">C</w>. <w id="4541470">Pontio</w> <w id="4541471">Samnite</w>, <w id="4541473">patre</w>
<w id="4541474">eius</w>, <w id="4541476">a</w> <w id="4541477">quo</w> <w id="4541478">Caudino</w> <w id="4541479">proelio</w> <w id="4541480">Sp</w>. <w id="4541482">Postumius</w> <w id="4541483">T</w>. <w id="4541485">Veturius</w>
<w id="4541486">consules</w> <w id="4541487">superati</w> <w id="4541488">sunt</w>, <w id="4541490">locutum</w> <w id="4541491">Archytam</w> <w id="4541492">Nearchus</w>
<w id="4541493">Tarentinus</w> <w id="4541494">hospes</w> <w id="4541495">noster</w>, <w id="4541497">qui</w> <w id="4541498">in</w> <w id="4541499">amicitia</w> <w id="4541500">populi</w>
<w id="4541501">Romani</w> <w id="4541502">permanserat</w>, <w id="4541504">se</w> <w id="4541505">a</w> <w id="4541506">maioribus</w> <w id="4541507">natu</w> <w id="4541508">accepisse</w>
<w id="4541509">dicebat</w>, <w id="4541511">cum</w> <w id="4541512">quidem</w> <w id="4541513">ei</w> <w id="4541514">sermoni</w> <w id="4541515">interfuisset</w> <w id="4541516">Plato</w>
<w id="4541517">Atheniensis</w>, <w id="4541519">quem</w> <w id="4541520">Tarentum</w> <w id="4541521">venisse</w> <w id="4541522">L</w>. <w id="4541524">Camillo</w> <w id="4541525">Ap</w>.
<w id="4541527">Claudio</w> <w id="4541528">consulibus</w> <w id="4541529">reperio</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4541531">quorsus</w></reg> <w id="4541532">hoc</w>?<milestone unit="section" n="42" /> <reg><w id="4541533">ut</w></reg> <w id="4541534">intellegeretis</w>, <w id="4541536">si</w> <w id="4541537">voluptatem</w>
<w id="4541538">aspernari</w> <w id="4541539">ratione</w> <w id="4541540">et</w> <w id="4541541">sapientia</w> <w id="4541542">non</w> <w id="4541543">possemus</w>, <w id="4541545">magnam</w>
<w id="4541546">esse</w> <w id="4541547">habendam</w> <w id="4541548">senectuti</w> <w id="4541549">gratiam</w>, <w id="4541551">quae</w> <w id="4541552">efficeret</w> <w id="4541553">ut</w>
<w id="4541554">id</w> <w id="4541555">non</w> <w id="4541556">liberet</w> <w id="4541557">quod</w> <w id="4541558">non</w> <w id="4541559">oporteret</w>. <reg><w id="4541561">impedit</w></reg> <w id="4541562">enim</w>
<w id="4541563">consilium</w> <w id="4541564">voluptas</w>, <w id="4541566">rationi</w> <w id="4541567">inimica</w> <w id="4541568">est</w>, <w id="4541570">mentis</w> <w id="4541571">ut</w>
<w id="4541572">ita</w> <w id="4541573">dicam</w> <w id="4541574">praestringit</w> <w id="4541575">oculos</w>, <w id="4541577">nec</w> <w id="4541578">habet</w> <w id="4541579">ullum</w> <w id="4541580">cum</w>
<w id="4541581">virtute</w> <w id="4541582">commercium</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4541584">invitus</w></reg> <w id="4541585">feci</w> <w id="4541586">ut</w> <w id="4541587">fortissimi</w> <w id="4541588">viri</w> <w id="4541589">T</w>. <w id="4541591">Flaminini</w> <w id="4541592">fratrem</w>
<w id="4541593">L</w>. <w id="4541595">Flamininum</w> <w id="4541596">e</w> <w id="4541597">senatu</w> <w id="4541598">eicerem</w> <w id="4541599">septem</w> <w id="4541600">annis</w> <w id="4541601">post</w>

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<w id="4541602">quam</w> <w id="4541603">consul</w> <w id="4541604">fuisset</w>, <w id="4541606">sed</w> <w id="4541607">notandam</w> <w id="4541608">putavi</w> <w id="4541609">libidinem</w>.
<reg><w id="4541611">ille</w></reg> <w id="4541612">enim</w> <w id="4541613">cum</w> <w id="4541614">esset</w> <w id="4541615">consul</w> <w id="4541616">in</w> <w id="4541617">Gallia</w> <w id="4541618">exoratus</w> <w id="4541619">in</w>
<w id="4541620">convivio</w> <w id="4541621">a</w> <w id="4541622">scorto</w> <w id="4541623">est</w> <w id="4541624">ut</w> <w id="4541625">securi</w> <w id="4541626">feriret</w> <w id="4541627">aliquem</w> <w id="4541628">eorum</w>
<w id="4541629">qui</w> <w id="4541630">in</w> <w id="4541631">vinculis</w> <w id="4541632">essent</w>, <w id="4541634">damnati</w> <w id="4541635">rei</w> <w id="4541636">capitalis</w>. <reg><w id="4541638">hic</w></reg>
<w id="4541639">Tito</w> <w id="4541640">fratre</w> <w id="4541641">suo</w> <w id="4541642">censore</w>, <w id="4541644">qui</w> <w id="4541645">proximus</w> <w id="4541646">ante</w> <w id="4541647">me</w> <w id="4541648">fuerat</w>,
<w id="4541650">elapsus</w> <w id="4541651">est</w>, <w id="4541653">mihi</w> <w id="4541654">vero</w> <w id="4541655">et</w> <w id="4541656">Flacco</w> <w id="4541657">neutiquam</w> <w id="4541658">probari</w>
<w id="4541659">potuit</w> <w id="4541660">tam</w> <w id="4541661">flagitiosa</w> <w id="4541662">et</w> <w id="4541663">tam</w> <w id="4541664">perdita</w> <w id="4541665">libido</w>, <w id="4541667">quae</w> <w id="4541668">cum</w>
<w id="4541669">probro</w> <w id="4541670">privato</w> <w id="4541671">coniungeret</w> <w id="4541672">imperi</w> <w id="4541673">dedecus</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="43" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="13" /><reg><w id="4541675">saepe</w></reg> <w id="4541676">audivi</w> <w id="4541677">e</w> <w id="4541678">maioribus</w> <w id="4541679">natu</w>, <w id="4541681">qui</w> <w id="4541682">se</w> <w id="4541683">porro</w>
<w id="4541684">pueros</w> <w id="4541685">a</w> <w id="4541686">senibus</w> <w id="4541687">audisse</w> <w id="4541688">dicebant</w>, <w id="4541690">mirari</w> <w id="4541691">solitum</w> <w id="4541692">C</w>.
<w id="4541694">Fabricium</w> <w id="4541695">quod</w>, <w id="4541697">cum</w> <w id="4541698">apud</w> <w id="4541699">regem</w> <w id="4541700">Pyrrhum</w> <w id="4541701">legatus</w>
<w id="4541702">esset</w>, <w id="4541704">audisset</w> <w id="4541705">a</w> <w id="4541706">Thessalo</w> <w id="4541707">Cinea</w> <w id="4541708">esse</w> <w id="4541709">quendam</w>
<w id="4541710">Athenis</w> <w id="4541711">qui</w> <w id="4541712">se</w> <w id="4541713">sapientem</w> <w id="4541714">profiteretur</w>, <w id="4541716">eumque</w> <w id="4541717">dicere</w>
<w id="4541718">omnia</w> <w id="4541719">quae</w> <w id="4541720">faceremus</w> <w id="4541721">ad</w> <w id="4541722">voluptatem</w> <w id="4541723">esse</w> <w id="4541724">referenda</w>.
<reg><w id="4541726">quod</w></reg> <w id="4541727">ex</w> <w id="4541728">eo</w> <w id="4541729">audientis</w> <w id="4541730">M</w>'. <w id="4541732">Curium</w> <w id="4541733">et</w> <w id="4541734">Ti</w>. <w id="4541736">Coruncanium</w> <w id="4541737">optare</w> <w id="4541738">solitos</w> <w id="4541739">ut</w> <w id="4541740">id</w> <w id="4541741">Samnitibus</w> <w id="4541742">ipsique</w> <w id="4541743">Pyrrho</w>
<w id="4541744">persuaderetur</w>, <w id="4541746">quo</w> <w id="4541747">facilius</w> <w id="4541748">vinci</w> <w id="4541749">possent</w> <w id="4541750">cum</w> <w id="4541751">se</w>
<w id="4541752">voluptatibus</w> <w id="4541753">dedissent</w>. <reg><w id="4541755">vixerat</w></reg> <w id="4541756">M</w>'. <w id="4541758">Curius</w> <w id="4541759">cum</w>
<w id="4541760">P</w>. <w id="4541762">Decio</w>, <w id="4541764">qui</w> <w id="4541765">quinquennio</w> <w id="4541766">ante</w> <w id="4541767">eum</w> <w id="4541768">consulem</w> <w id="4541769">se</w>
<w id="4541770">pro</w> <w id="4541771">re</w> <w id="4541772">publica</w> <w id="4541773">quarto</w> <w id="4541774">consulatu</w> <w id="4541775">devoverat</w>: <w id="4541776">norat</w>
<w id="4541777">eundem</w> <w id="4541778">Fabricius</w>, <w id="4541780">norat</w> <w id="4541781">Coruncanius</w>, <w id="4541783">qui</w> <w id="4541784">cum</w> <w id="4541785">ex</w>
<w id="4541786">sua</w> <w id="4541787">vita</w> <w id="4541788">tum</w> <w id="4541789">ex</w> <w id="4541790">eius</w> <w id="4541791">quem</w> <w id="4541792">dico</w> <w id="4541793">Deci</w> <w id="4541794">facto</w> <w id="4541795">iudicabant</w> <w id="4541796">esse</w> <w id="4541797">profecto</w> <w id="4541798">aliquid</w> <w id="4541799">natura</w> <w id="4541800">pulchrum</w> <w id="4541801">atque</w>
<w id="4541802">praeclarum</w>, <w id="4541804">quod</w> <w id="4541805">sua</w> <w id="4541806">sponte</w> <w id="4541807">expeteretur</w><ref id="n18" target="ref18" /> <w id="4541808">quodque</w>

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<w id="4541809">spreta</w> <w id="4541810">et</w> <w id="4541811">contempta</w> <w id="4541812">voluptate</w> <w id="4541813">optimus</w> <w id="4541814">quisque</w>
<w id="4541815">sequeretur</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="44" /><reg><w id="4541817">quorsum</w></reg> <w id="4541818">igitur</w> <w id="4541819">tam</w> <w id="4541820">multa</w> <w id="4541821">de</w> <w id="4541822">voluptate</w>? <reg><w id="4541823">quia</w></reg>
<w id="4541824">non</w> <w id="4541825">modo</w> <w id="4541826">vituperatio</w> <w id="4541827">nulla</w>, <w id="4541829">sed</w> <w id="4541830">etiam</w> <w id="4541831">summa</w> <w id="4541832">laus</w>
<w id="4541833">senectutis</w> <w id="4541834">est</w>, <w id="4541836">quod</w> <w id="4541837">ea</w> <w id="4541838">voluptates</w> <w id="4541839">nullas</w> <w id="4541840">magno</w>
<w id="4541841">opere</w> <w id="4541842">desiderat</w>. <reg><w id="4541844">caret</w></reg> <w id="4541845">epulis</w> <w id="4541846">exstructisque</w> <w id="4541847">mensis</w>
<w id="4541848">et</w> <w id="4541849">frequentibus</w> <w id="4541850">poculis</w>. <reg><w id="4541852">caret</w></reg> <w id="4541853">ergo</w> <w id="4541854">etiam</w> <w id="4541855">vinulentia</w>
<w id="4541856">et</w> <w id="4541857">cruditate</w> <w id="4541858">et</w> <w id="4541859">insomniis</w>. <reg><w id="4541861">sed</w></reg> <w id="4541862">si</w> <w id="4541863">aliquid</w> <w id="4541864">dandum</w>
<w id="4541865">est</w> <w id="4541866">voluptati</w>, <w id="4541868">quoniam</w> <w id="4541869">eius</w> <w id="4541870">blanditiis</w> <w id="4541871">non</w> <w id="4541872">facile</w>
<w id="4541873">obsistimus</w>, <w id="4541875">divine</w> <w id="4541876">enim</w> <w id="4541877">Plato</w> <quote><w id="4541878">escam</w> <w id="4541879">malorum</w></quote>
<w id="4541880">appellat</w> <w id="4541881">voluptatem</w> <w id="4541882">quod</w> <w id="4541883">ea</w> <w id="4541884">videlicet</w> <w id="4541885">homines</w> <w id="4541886">capiantur</w> <w id="4541887">ut</w> <w id="4541888">pisces</w>, <w id="4541890">quamquam</w> <w id="4541891">immoderatis</w> <w id="4541892">epulis</w> <w id="4541893">caret</w>
<w id="4541894">senectus</w>, <w id="4541896">modicis</w> <w id="4541897">tamen</w> <w id="4541898">conviviis</w> <w id="4541899">delectari</w> <w id="4541900">potest</w>.
<w id="4541902">C</w>. <w id="4541904">Duellium</w> <w id="4541905">M</w>. <w id="4541907">F</w>., <w id="4541910">qui</w> <w id="4541911">Poenos</w> <w id="4541912">classe</w> <w id="4541913">primus</w> <w id="4541914">devicerat</w>,
<w id="4541916">redeuntem</w> <w id="4541917">a</w> <w id="4541918">cena</w> <w id="4541919">senem</w> <w id="4541920">saepe</w> <w id="4541921">videbam</w> <w id="4541922">puer</w>;
<w id="4541924">delectabatur</w> <w id="4541925">cereo</w><ref id="n19" target="ref19" /> <w id="4541926">funali</w> <w id="4541927">et</w> <w id="4541928">tibicine</w>, <w id="4541930">quae</w> <w id="4541931">sibi</w> <w id="4541932">nullo</w>
<w id="4541933">exemplo</w> <w id="4541934">privatus</w> <w id="4541935">sumpserat</w>: <w id="4541936">tantum</w> <w id="4541937">licentiae</w> <w id="4541938">dabat</w>
<w id="4541939">gloria</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4541941">sed</w></reg> <w id="4541942">quid</w> <w id="4541943">ego</w> <w id="4541944">alios</w>?<milestone unit="section" n="45?" /> <reg><w id="4541945">ad</w></reg> <w id="4541946">me</w> <w id="4541947">ipsum</w> <w id="4541948">iam</w> <w id="4541949">revertar</w>.
<reg><w id="4541951">primum</w></reg> <w id="4541952">habui</w> <w id="4541953">semper</w> <w id="4541954">sodalis</w>—<w id="4541955">sodalitates</w> <w id="4541956">autem</w>
<w id="4541957">me</w> <w id="4541958">quaestore</w> <w id="4541959">constitutae</w> <w id="4541960">sunt</w> <w id="4541961">sacris</w> <w id="4541962">Idaeis</w> <w id="4541963">Magnae</w>
<w id="4541964">Matris</w> <w id="4541965">acceptis</w>—<w id="4541966">epulabar</w> <w id="4541967">igitur</w> <w id="4541968">cum</w> <w id="4541969">sodalibus</w>,
<w id="4541971">omnino</w> <w id="4541972">modice</w>, <w id="4541974">sed</w> <w id="4541975">erat</w> <w id="4541976">quidam</w> <w id="4541977">fervor</w> <w id="4541978">aetatis</w>,
<w id="4541980">qua</w> <w id="4541981">progrediente</w> <w id="4541982">omnia</w> <w id="4541983">fiunt</w> <w id="4541984">in</w> <w id="4541985">dies</w> <w id="4541986">mitiora</w>. <reg><w id="4541988">neque</w></reg>
<w id="4541989">enim</w> <w id="4541990">ipsorum</w> <w id="4541991">conviviorum</w> <w id="4541992">delectationem</w> <w id="4541993">volup</w>-

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<w id="4541994">tatibus</w> <w id="4541995">corporis</w> <w id="4541996">magis</w> <w id="4541997">quam</w> <w id="4541998">coetu</w> <w id="4541999">amicorum</w> <w id="4542000">et</w>
<w id="4542001">sermonibus</w> <w id="4542002">metiebar</w>; <w id="4542004">bene</w> <w id="4542005">enim</w> <w id="4542006">maiores</w> <w id="4542007">accubitionem</w> <w id="4542008">epularem</w> <w id="4542009">amicorum</w>, <w id="4542011">quia</w> <w id="4542012">vitae</w> <w id="4542013">coniunctionem</w>
<w id="4542014">haberet</w>, <quote><w id="4542016">convivium</w></quote> <w id="4542017">nominaverunt</w>, <w id="4542019">melius</w> <w id="4542020">quam</w>
<w id="4542021">Graeci</w>, <w id="4542023">qui</w> <w id="4542024">hoc</w> <w id="4542025">idem</w> <w id="4542026">tum</w> <quote><w id="4542027">compotationem</w>,</quote> <w id="4542029">tum</w>
<quote><w id="4542030">concenationem</w></quote> <w id="4542031">vocant</w>, <w id="4542033">ut</w>, <w id="4542035">quod</w> <w id="4542036">in</w> <w id="4542037">eo</w> <w id="4542038">genere</w>
<w id="4542039">minimum</w> <w id="4542040">est</w>, <w id="4542042">id</w> <w id="4542043">maxime</w> <w id="4542044">probare</w> <w id="4542045">videantur</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="46" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="14" /><reg><w id="4542047">ego</w></reg> <w id="4542048">vero</w> <w id="4542049">propter</w> <w id="4542050">sermonis</w> <w id="4542051">delectationem</w>
<w id="4542052">tempestivis</w> <w id="4542053">quoque</w> <w id="4542054">conviviis</w> <w id="4542055">delector</w>, <w id="4542057">nec</w> <w id="4542058">cum</w>
<w id="4542059">aequalibus</w> <w id="4542060">solum</w>, <w id="4542062">qui</w> <w id="4542063">pauci</w> <w id="4542064">admodum</w> <w id="4542065">restant</w>, <w id="4542067">sed</w>
<w id="4542068">cum</w> <w id="4542069">vestra</w> <w id="4542070">etiam</w> <w id="4542071">aetate</w> <w id="4542072">atque</w> <w id="4542073">vobiscum</w>, <w id="4542075">habeoque</w>
<w id="4542076">senectuti</w> <w id="4542077">magnam</w> <w id="4542078">gratiam</w>, <w id="4542080">quae</w> <w id="4542081">mihi</w> <w id="4542082">sermonis</w>
<w id="4542083">aviditatem</w> <w id="4542084">auxit</w>, <w id="4542086">potionis</w> <w id="4542087">et</w> <w id="4542088">cibi</w> <w id="4542089">sustulit</w>. <reg><w id="4542091">quod</w></reg> <w id="4542092">si</w>
<w id="4542093">quem</w> <w id="4542094">etiam</w> <w id="4542095">ista</w> <w id="4542096">delectant</w>, <w id="4542098">ne</w> <w id="4542099">omnino</w> <w id="4542100">bellum</w> <w id="4542101">indixisse</w> <w id="4542102">videar</w> <w id="4542103">voluptati</w>, <w id="4542105">cuius</w> <w id="4542106">est</w> <w id="4542107">fortasse</w> <w id="4542108">quidam</w>
<w id="4542109">naturalis</w> <w id="4542110">modus</w>, <w id="4542112">non</w> <w id="4542113">intellego</w> <w id="4542114">ne</w> <w id="4542115">in</w> <w id="4542116">istis</w> <w id="4542117">quidem</w>
<w id="4542118">ipsis</w> <w id="4542119">voluptatibus</w> <w id="4542120">carere</w> <w id="4542121">sensu</w> <w id="4542122">senectutem</w>. <reg><w id="4542124">me</w></reg>
<w id="4542125">vero</w> <w id="4542126">et</w> <w id="4542127">magisteria</w> <w id="4542128">delectant</w> <w id="4542129">a</w> <w id="4542130">maioribus</w> <w id="4542131">instituta</w>
<w id="4542132">et</w> <w id="4542133">is</w> <w id="4542134">sermo</w>, <w id="4542136">qui</w> <w id="4542137">more</w> <w id="4542138">maiorum</w> <w id="4542139">a</w> <w id="4542140">summo</w> <w id="4542141">adhibetur</w>
<w id="4542142">in</w> <w id="4542143">poculo</w>, <w id="4542145">et</w> <w id="4542146">pocula</w>, <w id="4542148">sicut</w> <w id="4542149">in</w> <w id="4542150">Symposio</w> <w id="4542151">Xenophontis</w>
<w id="4542152">est</w>, <w id="4542154">minuta</w> <w id="4542155">atque</w> <w id="4542156">rorantia</w>, <w id="4542158">et</w> <w id="4542159">refrigeratio</w> <w id="4542160">aestate</w>
<w id="4542161">et</w> <w id="4542162">vicissim</w> <w id="4542163">aut</w> <w id="4542164">sol</w> <w id="4542165">aut</w> <w id="4542166">ignis</w> <w id="4542167">hibernus</w>. <reg><w id="4542169">quae</w></reg> <w id="4542170">quidem</w>
<w id="4542171">etiam</w> <w id="4542172">in</w> <w id="4542173">Sabinis</w> <w id="4542174">persequi</w> <w id="4542175">soleo</w> <w id="4542176">conviviumque</w> <w id="4542177">vicinorum</w> <w id="4542178">cotidie</w> <w id="4542179">compleo</w>, <w id="4542181">quod</w> <w id="4542182">ad</w> <w id="4542183">multam</w> <w id="4542184">noctem</w> <w id="4542185">quam</w>
<w id="4542186">maxime</w> <w id="4542187">possumus</w> <w id="4542188">vario</w> <w id="4542189">sermone</w> <w id="4542190">producimus</w>.</p>
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<p><milestone unit="section" n="47" /><name><w id="4542192">At</w></name> <w id="4542193">non</w> <w id="4542194">est</w> <w id="4542195">voluptatum</w> <w id="4542196">tanta</w> <w id="4542197">quasi</w> <w id="4542198">titillatio</w> <w id="4542199">in</w>
<w id="4542200">senibus</w>. <reg><w id="4542202">credo</w></reg>, <w id="4542204">sed</w> <w id="4542205">ne</w> <w id="4542206">desideratio</w> <w id="4542207">quidem</w>; <w id="4542209">nihil</w>
<w id="4542210">autem</w> <w id="4542211">est</w> <w id="4542212">molestum</w> <w id="4542213">quod</w> <w id="4542214">non</w> <w id="4542215">desideres</w>. <reg><w id="4542217">bene</w></reg>
<w id="4542218">Sophocles</w>, <w id="4542220">cum</w> <w id="4542221">ex</w> <w id="4542222">eo</w> <w id="4542223">quidam</w> <w id="4542224">iam</w> <w id="4542225">affecto</w> <w id="4542226">aetate</w>
<w id="4542227">quaereret</w>, <w id="4542229">utereturne</w> <w id="4542230">rebus</w> <w id="4542231">veneriis</w>, <quote><w id="4542233">di</w> <w id="4542234">meliora</w>!</quote>
<w id="4542235">inquit</w>; <quote><w id="4542237">ego</w> <w id="4542238">vero</w><ref id="n20" target="ref20" /> <w id="4542239">istinc</w> <w id="4542240">sicut</w> <w id="4542241">a</w> <w id="4542242">domino</w> <w id="4542243">agresti</w> <w id="4542244">ac</w>
<w id="4542245">furioso</w> <w id="4542246">profugi</w>.</quote> <reg><w id="4542248">cupidis</w></reg> <w id="4542249">enim</w> <w id="4542250">rerum</w> <w id="4542251">talium</w> <w id="4542252">odiosum</w>
<w id="4542253">fortasse</w> <w id="4542254">et</w> <w id="4542255">molestum</w> <w id="4542256">est</w> <w id="4542257">carere</w>, <w id="4542259">satiatis</w> <w id="4542260">vero</w> <w id="4542261">et</w>
<w id="4542262">expletis</w> <w id="4542263">iucundius</w> <w id="4542264">est</w> <w id="4542265">carere</w> <w id="4542266">quam</w> <w id="4542267">frui</w>; <w id="4542269">quamquam</w>
<w id="4542270">non</w> <w id="4542271">caret</w> <w id="4542272">is</w>, <w id="4542274">qui</w> <w id="4542275">non</w> <w id="4542276">desiderat</w>; <w id="4542278">ergo</w> <w id="4542279">hoc</w> <w id="4542280">non</w>
<w id="4542281">desiderare</w> <w id="4542282">dico</w> <w id="4542283">esse</w> <w id="4542284">iucundius</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="48" /><reg><w id="4542286">quod</w></reg> <w id="4542287">si</w> <w id="4542288">istis</w> <w id="4542289">ipsis</w> <w id="4542290">voluptatibus</w> <w id="4542291">bona</w> <w id="4542292">aetas</w> <w id="4542293">fruitur</w>
<w id="4542294">libentius</w>, <w id="4542296">primum</w> <w id="4542297">parvulis</w> <w id="4542298">fruitur</w> <w id="4542299">rebus</w>, <w id="4542301">ut</w> <w id="4542302">diximus</w>,
<w id="4542304">deinde</w> <w id="4542305">eis</w>, <w id="4542307">quibus</w> <w id="4542308">senectus</w>, <w id="4542310">etiam</w> <w id="4542311">si</w> <w id="4542312">non</w> <w id="4542313">abunde</w>
<w id="4542314">potitur</w>, <w id="4542316">non</w> <w id="4542317">omnino</w> <w id="4542318">caret</w>. <reg><w id="4542320">ut</w></reg> <w id="4542321">Turpione</w> <w id="4542322">Ambivio</w>
<w id="4542323">magis</w> <w id="4542324">delectatur</w> <w id="4542325">qui</w> <w id="4542326">in</w> <w id="4542327">prima</w> <w id="4542328">cavea</w> <w id="4542329">spectat</w>, <w id="4542331">delectatur</w> <w id="4542332">tamen</w> <w id="4542333">etiam</w> <w id="4542334">qui</w> <w id="4542335">in</w> <w id="4542336">ultima</w>, <w id="4542338">sic</w> <w id="4542339">adulescentia</w>
<w id="4542340">voluptates</w> <w id="4542341">propter</w> <w id="4542342">intuens</w> <w id="4542343">magis</w> <w id="4542344">fortasse</w> <w id="4542345">laetatur</w>,
<w id="4542347">sed</w> <w id="4542348">delectatur</w> <w id="4542349">etiam</w> <w id="4542350">senectus</w>, <w id="4542352">procul</w> <w id="4542353">eas</w> <w id="4542354">spectans</w>,
<w id="4542356">tantum</w> <w id="4542357">quantum</w> <w id="4542358">sat</w> <w id="4542359">est</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="49" /><name><w id="4542361">At</w></name> <w id="4542362">illa</w> <w id="4542363">quanti</w> <w id="4542364">sunt</w>, <w id="4542366">animum</w> <w id="4542367">tamquam</w> <w id="4542368">emeritis</w>
<w id="4542369">stipendiis</w> <w id="4542370">libidinis</w> <w id="4542371">ambitionis</w>, <w id="4542373">contentionum</w> <w id="4542374">inimicitiarum</w>, <w id="4542376">cupiditatum</w> <w id="4542377">omnium</w> <w id="4542378">secum</w> <w id="4542379">esse</w> <w id="4542380">secumque</w>,
<w id="4542382">ut</w> <w id="4542383">dicitur</w>, <w id="4542385">vivere</w>! <reg><w id="4542386">si</w></reg> <w id="4542387">vero</w> <w id="4542388">habet</w> <w id="4542389">aliquod</w> <w id="4542390">tamquam</w>

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<w id="4542391">pabulum</w> <w id="4542392">studi</w> <w id="4542393">atque</w> <w id="4542394">doctrinae</w>, <corr sic="nihii"><w id="4542396">nihil</w></corr> <w id="4542397">est</w> <w id="4542398">otiosa</w>
<w id="4542399">senectute</w> <w id="4542400">iucundius</w>. <reg><w id="4542402">videbamus</w></reg><ref id="n21" target="ref21" /> <w id="4542403">in</w> <w id="4542404">studio</w> <w id="4542405">dimetiendi</w> <w id="4542406">paene</w> <w id="4542407">caeli</w> <w id="4542408">atque</w> <w id="4542409">terrae</w> <w id="4542410">Gallum</w> <w id="4542411">familiarem</w>
<w id="4542412">patris</w> <w id="4542413">tui</w>, <w id="4542415">Scipio</w>. <reg><w id="4542417">quotiens</w></reg> <w id="4542418">illum</w> <w id="4542419">lux</w> <w id="4542420">noctu</w> <w id="4542421">aliquid</w>
<w id="4542422">describere</w> <w id="4542423">ingressum</w>, <w id="4542425">quotiens</w> <w id="4542426">nox</w> <w id="4542427">oppressit</w> <w id="4542428">cum</w>
<w id="4542429">mane</w> <w id="4542430">coepisset</w>! <reg><w id="4542431">quam</w></reg> <w id="4542432">delectabat</w> <w id="4542433">eum</w> <w id="4542434">defectiones</w>
<w id="4542435">solis</w> <w id="4542436">et</w> <w id="4542437">lunae</w> <w id="4542438">multo</w> <w id="4542439">ante</w> <w id="4542440">nobis</w> <w id="4542441">praedicere</w>!<milestone unit="section" n="50" /><reg><w id="4542442">quid</w></reg>
<w id="4542443">in</w> <w id="4542444">levioribus</w> <w id="4542445">studiis</w>, <w id="4542447">sed</w> <w id="4542448">tamen</w> <w id="4542449">acutis</w>? <reg><w id="4542450">quam</w></reg>
<w id="4542451">gaudebat</w> <w id="4542452">Bello</w> <w id="4542453">suo</w> <w id="4542454">Punico</w> <w id="4542455">Naevius</w>, <w id="4542457">quam</w> <w id="4542458">Truculento</w>
<w id="4542459">Plautus</w>, <w id="4542461">quam</w> <w id="4542462">Pseudolo</w>! <reg><w id="4542463">vidi</w></reg> <w id="4542464">etiam</w> <w id="4542465">senem</w> <w id="4542466">Livium</w>,
<w id="4542468">qui</w>, <w id="4542470">cum</w> <w id="4542471">sex</w> <w id="4542472">annis</w> <w id="4542473">ante</w> <w id="4542474">quam</w> <w id="4542475">ego</w> <w id="4542476">natus</w> <w id="4542477">sum</w> <w id="4542478">fabulam</w>
<w id="4542479">docuisset</w> <w id="4542480">Centone</w> <w id="4542481">Tuditanoque</w> <w id="4542482">consulibus</w>, <w id="4542484">usque</w> <w id="4542485">ad</w>
<w id="4542486">adulescentiam</w> <w id="4542487">meam</w> <w id="4542488">processit</w> <w id="4542489">aetate</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4542491">quid</w></reg> <w id="4542492">de</w> <w id="4542493">P</w>. <w id="4542495">Licini</w> <w id="4542496">Crassi</w> <w id="4542497">et</w> <w id="4542498">pontifici</w> <w id="4542499">et</w> <w id="4542500">civilis</w> <w id="4542501">iuris</w>
<w id="4542502">studio</w> <w id="4542503">loquar</w> <w id="4542504">aut</w> <w id="4542505">de</w> <w id="4542506">huius</w> <w id="4542507">P</w>. <w id="4542509">Scipionis</w>, <w id="4542511">qui</w> <w id="4542512">his</w> <w id="4542513">paucis</w>
<w id="4542514">diebus</w> <w id="4542515">pontifex</w> <w id="4542516">maximus</w> <w id="4542517">factus</w> <w id="4542518">est</w>? <reg><w id="4542519">atque</w></reg> <w id="4542520">eos</w>
<w id="4542521">omnis</w>, <w id="4542523">quos</w> <w id="4542524">commemoravi</w>, <w id="4542526">his</w> <w id="4542527">studiis</w> <w id="4542528">flagrantis</w>
<w id="4542529">senes</w> <w id="4542530">vidimus</w>. <w id="4542532">M</w>. <w id="4542534">vero</w> <w id="4542535">Cethegum</w>, <w id="4542537">quem</w> <w id="4542538">recte</w>
<quote><w id="4542539">suadae</w> <w id="4542540">medullam</w></quote> <w id="4542541">dixit</w> <w id="4542542">Ennius</w>, <w id="4542544">quanto</w> <w id="4542545">studio</w> <w id="4542546">exerceri</w> <w id="4542547">in</w> <w id="4542548">dicendo</w> <w id="4542549">videbamus</w> <w id="4542550">etiam</w> <w id="4542551">senem</w>! <reg><w id="4542552">quae</w></reg> <w id="4542553">sunt</w>
<w id="4542554">igitur</w> <w id="4542555">epularum</w> <w id="4542556">aut</w> <w id="4542557">ludorum</w> <w id="4542558">aut</w> <w id="4542559">scortorum</w> <w id="4542560">voluptates</w> <w id="4542561">cum</w> <w id="4542562">his</w> <w id="4542563">voluptatibus</w> <w id="4542564">comparandae</w>? <reg><w id="4542565">atque</w></reg>
<w id="4542566">haec</w> <w id="4542567">quidem</w> <w id="4542568">studia</w> <w id="4542569">doctrinae</w>, <w id="4542571">quae</w> <w id="4542572">quidem</w> <w id="4542573">prudentibus</w> <w id="4542574">et</w> <w id="4542575">bene</w> <w id="4542576">institutis</w> <w id="4542577">pariter</w> <w id="4542578">cum</w> <w id="4542579">aetate</w> <w id="4542580">crescunt</w>,
<w id="4542582">ut</w> <w id="4542583">honestum</w> <w id="4542584">illud</w> <w id="4542585">Solonis</w> <w id="4542586">sit</w>, <w id="4542588">quod</w> <w id="4542589">ait</w> <w id="4542590">versiculo</w>

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<w id="4542591">quodam</w>, <w id="4542593">ut</w> <w id="4542594">ante</w> <w id="4542595">dixi</w>, <w id="4542597">senescere</w> <w id="4542598">se</w> <w id="4542599">multa</w> <w id="4542600">in</w> <w id="4542601">dies</w>
<w id="4542602">addiscentem</w>, <w id="4542604">qua</w> <w id="4542605">voluptate</w> <w id="4542606">animi</w> <w id="4542607">nulla</w> <w id="4542608">certe</w> <w id="4542609">potest</w>
<w id="4542610">esse</w> <w id="4542611">maior</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="51" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="15" /><reg><w id="4542613">venio</w></reg> <w id="4542614">nunc</w> <w id="4542615">ad</w> <w id="4542616">voluptates</w> <corr sic="agricolarurm"><w id="4542617">agricolarum</w></corr>, <w id="4542619">quibus</w>
<w id="4542620">ego</w> <w id="4542621">incredibiliter</w> <w id="4542622">delector</w>, <w id="4542624">quae</w> <w id="4542625">nec</w> <w id="4542626">ulla</w> <w id="4542627">impediuntur</w> <w id="4542628">senectute</w> <w id="4542629">et</w> <w id="4542630">mihi</w> <w id="4542631">ad</w> <w id="4542632">sapientis</w> <w id="4542633">vitam</w> <w id="4542634">proxime</w>
<w id="4542635">videntur</w> <w id="4542636">accedere</w>. <reg><w id="4542638">habent</w></reg> <w id="4542639">enim</w> <w id="4542640">rationem</w> <w id="4542641">cum</w>
<w id="4542642">terra</w>, <w id="4542644">quae</w> <w id="4542645">numquam</w> <w id="4542646">recusat</w> <w id="4542647">imperium</w> <w id="4542648">nec</w> <w id="4542649">umquam</w>
<w id="4542650">sine</w> <w id="4542651">usura</w> <w id="4542652">reddit</w> <w id="4542653">quod</w> <w id="4542654">accepit</w>, <w id="4542656">sed</w> <w id="4542657">alias</w> <w id="4542658">minore</w>,
<w id="4542660">plerumque</w> <w id="4542661">maiore</w> <w id="4542662">cum</w> <w id="4542663">faenore</w>; <w id="4542665">quamquam</w> <w id="4542666">me</w>
<w id="4542667">quidem</w> <w id="4542668">non</w> <w id="4542669">fructus</w> <w id="4542670">modo</w>, <w id="4542672">sed</w> <w id="4542673">etiam</w> <w id="4542674">ipsius</w> <w id="4542675">terrae</w>
<w id="4542676">vis</w> <w id="4542677">ac</w> <w id="4542678">natura</w> <w id="4542679">delectat</w>. <reg><w id="4542681">quae</w></reg> <w id="4542682">cum</w> <w id="4542683">gremio</w> <w id="4542684">mollito</w>
<w id="4542685">ac</w> <w id="4542686">subacto</w> <w id="4542687">sparsum</w> <w id="4542688">semen</w> <w id="4542689">excepit</w>, <w id="4542691">primum</w> <w id="4542692">id</w>
<w id="4542693">occaecatum</w> <w id="4542694">cohibet</w>, <w id="4542696">ex</w> <w id="4542697">quo</w> <w id="4542698">occatio</w> <w id="4542699">quae</w> <w id="4542700">hoc</w> <w id="4542701">efficit</w>
<w id="4542702">nominata</w> <w id="4542703">est</w>; <w id="4542705">deinde</w> <w id="4542706">tepefactum</w> <w id="4542707">vapore</w> <w id="4542708">et</w> <w id="4542709">compressu</w> <w id="4542710">suo</w> <w id="4542711">diffundit</w> <w id="4542712">et</w> <w id="4542713">elicit</w> <w id="4542714">herbescentem</w> <w id="4542715">ex</w> <w id="4542716">eo</w>
<w id="4542717">viriditatem</w>, <w id="4542719">quae</w> <w id="4542720">nixa</w> <w id="4542721">fibris</w> <w id="4542722">stirpium</w> <w id="4542723">sensim</w> <w id="4542724">adolescit</w>
<w id="4542725">culmoque</w> <w id="4542726">erecta</w> <w id="4542727">geniculato</w> <w id="4542728">vaginis</w> <w id="4542729">iam</w> <w id="4542730">quasi</w> <w id="4542731">pubescens</w> <w id="4542732">includitur</w>; <w id="4542734">e</w> <w id="4542735">quibus</w> <w id="4542736">cum</w> <w id="4542737">emersit</w>, <w id="4542739">fundit</w>
<w id="4542740">frugem</w> <w id="4542741">spici</w> <w id="4542742">ordine</w> <w id="4542743">structam</w> <w id="4542744">et</w> <w id="4542745">contra</w> <w id="4542746">avium</w> <w id="4542747">minorum</w>
<w id="4542748">morsus</w> <w id="4542749">munitur</w> <w id="4542750">vallo</w> <w id="4542751">aristarum</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="52" /><reg><w id="4542753">quid</w></reg> <w id="4542754">ego</w> <w id="4542755">vitium</w> <w id="4542756">ortus</w> <w id="4542757">satus</w> <w id="4542758">incrementa</w> <w id="4542759">commemorem</w>? <reg><w id="4542760">satiari</w></reg> <w id="4542761">delectatione</w> <w id="4542762">non</w> <w id="4542763">possum</w>, <w id="4542765">ut</w> <w id="4542766">meae</w>
<w id="4542767">senectutis</w> <w id="4542768">requietem</w><ref id="n22" target="ref22" /> <w id="4542769">oblectamentumque</w> <w id="4542770">noscatis</w>.
<reg><w id="4542772">omitto</w></reg> <w id="4542773">enim</w> <w id="4542774">vim</w> <w id="4542775">ipsam</w> <w id="4542776">omnium</w> <w id="4542777">quae</w> <w id="4542778">generantur</w>
<w id="4542779">e</w> <w id="4542780">terra</w>, <w id="4542782">quae</w> <w id="4542783">ex</w> <w id="4542784">fici</w> <w id="4542785">tantulo</w> <w id="4542786">grano</w> <w id="4542787">aut</w> <w id="4542788">ex</w> <w id="4542789">acini</w> <w id="4542790">vinaceo</w>

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<w id="4542791">aut</w> <w id="4542792">ex</w> <w id="4542793">ceterarum</w> <w id="4542794">frugum</w> <w id="4542795">aut</w> <w id="4542796">stirpium</w> <w id="4542797">minutissimis</w>
<w id="4542798">seminibus</w> <w id="4542799">tantos</w> <w id="4542800">truncos</w> <w id="4542801">ramosque</w> <w id="4542802">procreet</w>; <w id="4542804">malleoli</w> <w id="4542805">plantae</w> <w id="4542806">sarmenta</w> <w id="4542807">viviradices</w> <w id="4542808">propagines</w> <w id="4542809">nonne</w>
<w id="4542810">efficiunt</w> <w id="4542811">ut</w> <w id="4542812">quemvis</w> <w id="4542813">cum</w> <w id="4542814">admiratione</w> <w id="4542815">delectent</w>?
<reg><w id="4542816">vitis</w></reg> <w id="4542817">quidem</w> <w id="4542818">quae</w> <w id="4542819">natura</w> <w id="4542820">caduca</w> <w id="4542821">est</w> <w id="4542822">et</w>, <w id="4542824">nisi</w> <w id="4542825">fulta</w>
<w id="4542826">est</w>, <w id="4542828">fertur</w> <w id="4542829">ad</w> <w id="4542830">terram</w>, <w id="4542832">eadem</w>, <w id="4542834">ut</w> <w id="4542835">se</w> <w id="4542836">erigat</w>, <w id="4542838">claviculis</w>
<w id="4542839">suis</w> <w id="4542840">quasi</w> <w id="4542841">manibus</w> <w id="4542842">quidquid</w> <w id="4542843">est</w> <w id="4542844">nacta</w> <w id="4542845">complectitur</w>,
<w id="4542847">quam</w> <w id="4542848">serpentem</w> <w id="4542849">multiplici</w> <w id="4542850">lapsu</w> <w id="4542851">et</w> <w id="4542852">erratico</w>, <w id="4542854">ferro</w>
<w id="4542855">amputans</w> <w id="4542856">coercet</w> <w id="4542857">ars</w> <w id="4542858">agricolarum</w>, <w id="4542860">ne</w> <w id="4542861">silvescat</w> <w id="4542862">sarmentis</w> <w id="4542863">et</w> <w id="4542864">in</w> <w id="4542865">omnis</w> <w id="4542866">partis</w> <w id="4542867">nimia</w> <w id="4542868">fundatur</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="53" /><reg><w id="4542870">itaque</w></reg>
<w id="4542871">ineunte</w> <w id="4542872">vere</w> <w id="4542873">in</w> <w id="4542874">eis</w> <w id="4542875">quae</w> <w id="4542876">relicta</w> <w id="4542877">sunt</w> <w id="4542878">exsistit</w> <w id="4542879">tamquam</w>
<w id="4542880">ad</w> <w id="4542881">articulos</w> <w id="4542882">sarmentorum</w> <w id="4542883">ea</w> <w id="4542884">quae</w> <w id="4542885">gemma</w> <w id="4542886">dicitur</w>, <w id="4542888">a</w>
<w id="4542889">qua</w> <w id="4542890">oriens</w> <w id="4542891">uva</w> <w id="4542892">se</w> <w id="4542893">ostendit</w>, <w id="4542895">quae</w> <w id="4542896">et</w> <w id="4542897">suco</w> <w id="4542898">terrae</w> <w id="4542899">et</w>
<w id="4542900">calore</w> <w id="4542901">solis</w> <w id="4542902">augescens</w> <w id="4542903">primo</w> <w id="4542904">est</w> <w id="4542905">peracerba</w> <w id="4542906">gustatu</w>,
<w id="4542908">dein</w> <w id="4542909">maturata</w> <w id="4542910">dulcescit</w> <w id="4542911">vestitaque</w> <w id="4542912">pampinis</w> <w id="4542913">nec</w>
<w id="4542914">modico</w> <w id="4542915">tepore</w> <w id="4542916">caret</w> <w id="4542917">et</w> <w id="4542918">nimios</w> <w id="4542919">solis</w> <w id="4542920">defendit</w> <w id="4542921">ardores</w>.
<reg><w id="4542923">qua</w></reg> <w id="4542924">quid</w> <w id="4542925">potest</w> <w id="4542926">esse</w> <w id="4542927">cum</w> <w id="4542928">fructu</w> <w id="4542929">laetius</w>, <w id="4542931">tum</w> <w id="4542932">aspectu</w>
<w id="4542933">pulchrius</w>?</p>
<p><reg><w id="4542934">cuius</w></reg> <w id="4542935">quidem</w> <w id="4542936">non</w> <w id="4542937">utilitas</w> <w id="4542938">me</w> <w id="4542939">solum</w>, <w id="4542941">ut</w> <w id="4542942">ante</w> <w id="4542943">dixi</w>,
<w id="4542945">sed</w> <w id="4542946">etiam</w> <w id="4542947">cultura</w> <w id="4542948">et</w> <w id="4542949">natura</w> <w id="4542950">ipsa</w> <w id="4542951">delectat</w>: <w id="4542952">adminiculorum</w> <w id="4542953">ordines</w>, <w id="4542955">capitum</w> <w id="4542956">iugatio</w>, <w id="4542958">religatio</w> <w id="4542959">et</w> <w id="4542960">propagatio</w> <w id="4542961">vitium</w>, <w id="4542963">sarmentorum</w> <w id="4542964">ea</w>, <w id="4542966">quam</w> <w id="4542967">dixi</w>, <w id="4542969">aliorum</w>
<w id="4542970">amputatio</w>, <w id="4542972">aliorum</w> <w id="4542973">immissio</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4542975">quid</w></reg> <w id="4542976">ego</w> <w id="4542977">irrigationes</w>, <w id="4542979">quid</w> <w id="4542980">fossiones</w> <w id="4542981">agri</w> <w id="4542982">repastinationesque</w> <w id="4542983">proferam</w>, <w id="4542985">quibus</w> <w id="4542986">fit</w> <w id="4542987">multo</w> <w id="4542988">terra</w>
<w id="4542989">fecundior</w>? <reg><w id="4542990">quid</w></reg> <w id="4542991">de</w> <w id="4542992">utilitate</w> <w id="4542993">loquar</w> <w id="4542994">stercorandi</w>?
<reg><w id="4542995">dixi</w></reg> <w id="4542996">in</w> <w id="4542997">eo</w> <w id="4542998">libro</w>, <w id="4543000">quem</w> <w id="4543001">de</w> <w id="4543002">rebus</w> <w id="4543003">rusticis</w> <w id="4543004">scripsi</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="54" /> <name><w id="4543006">De</w></name>
<w id="4543007">qua</w> <w id="4543008">doctus</w> <w id="4543009">Hesiodus</w> <w id="4543010">ne</w> <w id="4543011">verbum</w> <w id="4543012">quidem</w> <w id="4543013">fecit</w>, <w id="4543015">cum</w>

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<w id="4543016">de</w> <w id="4543017">cultura</w> <w id="4543018">agri</w> <w id="4543019">scriberet</w>. <name><w id="4543021">At</w></name> <w id="4543022">Homerus</w>, <w id="4543024">qui</w> <w id="4543025">multis</w>
<w id="4543026">ut</w> <w id="4543027">mihi</w> <w id="4543028">videtur</w>, <w id="4543030">ante</w> <w id="4543031">saeculis</w> <w id="4543032">fuit</w>, <corr sic="Laerten"><w id="4543034">Laertam</w></corr> <w id="4543035">lenientem</w>
<w id="4543036">desiderium</w>, <w id="4543038">quod</w> <w id="4543039">capiebat</w> <w id="4543040">e</w> <w id="4543041">filio</w>, <w id="4543043">colentem</w> <w id="4543044">agrum</w>
<w id="4543045">et</w> <w id="4543046">eum</w> <w id="4543047">stercorantem</w> <w id="4543048">facit</w>. <reg><w id="4543050">nec</w></reg> <w id="4543051">vero</w> <w id="4543052">segetibus</w>
<w id="4543053">solum</w> <w id="4543054">et</w> <w id="4543055">pratis</w> <w id="4543056">et</w> <w id="4543057">vineis</w> <w id="4543058">et</w> <w id="4543059">arbustis</w> <w id="4543060">res</w> <w id="4543061">rusticae</w> <w id="4543062">laetae</w>
<w id="4543063">sunt</w>, <w id="4543065">sed</w> <w id="4543066">hortis</w> <w id="4543067">etiam</w> <w id="4543068">et</w> <w id="4543069">pomariis</w>, <w id="4543071">tum</w> <w id="4543072">pecudum</w>
<w id="4543073">pastu</w>, <w id="4543075">apium</w> <w id="4543076">examinibus</w>, <w id="4543078">florum</w> <w id="4543079">omnium</w> <w id="4543080">varietate</w>.
<reg><w id="4543082">nec</w></reg> <w id="4543083">consitiones</w> <w id="4543084">modo</w> <w id="4543085">delectant</w>, <w id="4543087">sed</w> <w id="4543088">etiam</w> <w id="4543089">insitiones</w>,
<w id="4543091">quibus</w> <w id="4543092">nihil</w> <w id="4543093">invenit</w> <w id="4543094">agri</w> <w id="4543095">cultura</w> <w id="4543096">sollertius</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="55" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="16" /><reg><w id="4543098">possum</w></reg> <w id="4543099">persequi</w> <w id="4543100">permulta</w> <w id="4543101">oblectamenta</w>
<w id="4543102">rerum</w> <w id="4543103">rusticarum</w>, <w id="4543105">sed</w> <w id="4543106">ea</w><ref id="n23" target="ref23" /> <w id="4543107">ipsa</w> <w id="4543108">quae</w> <w id="4543109">dixi</w> <w id="4543110">sentio</w> <w id="4543111">fuisse</w>
<w id="4543112">longiora</w>. <reg><w id="4543114">ignoscetis</w></reg> <w id="4543115">autem</w>, <w id="4543117">nam</w> <w id="4543118">et</w> <w id="4543119">studio</w> <w id="4543120">rerum</w>
<w id="4543121">rusticarum</w> <w id="4543122">provectus</w> <w id="4543123">sum</w>, <w id="4543125">et</w> <w id="4543126">senectus</w> <w id="4543127">est</w> <w id="4543128">natura</w>
<w id="4543129">loquacior</w>, <w id="4543131">ne</w> <w id="4543132">ab</w> <w id="4543133">omnibus</w> <w id="4543134">eam</w> <w id="4543135">vitiis</w> <w id="4543136">videar</w> <w id="4543137">vindicare</w>.
<reg><w id="4543139">ergo</w></reg> <w id="4543140">in</w> <w id="4543141">hac</w> <w id="4543142">vita</w> <w id="4543143">M</w>'. <w id="4543145">Curius</w>, <w id="4543147">cum</w> <w id="4543148">de</w> <w id="4543149">Samnitibus</w>, <w id="4543151">de</w>
<w id="4543152">Sabinis</w>, <w id="4543154">de</w> <w id="4543155">Pyrrho</w> <w id="4543156">triumphavisset</w>, <w id="4543158">consumpsit</w> <w id="4543159">extremum</w> <w id="4543160">tempus</w> <w id="4543161">aetatis</w>; <w id="4543163">cuius</w> <w id="4543164">quidem</w> <w id="4543165">ego</w> <w id="4543166">villam</w>
<w id="4543167">contemplans</w>, <w id="4543169">abest</w> <w id="4543170">enim</w> <w id="4543171">non</w> <w id="4543172">longe</w> <w id="4543173">a</w> <w id="4543174">me</w>, <w id="4543176">admirari</w>
<w id="4543177">satis</w> <w id="4543178">non</w> <w id="4543179">possum</w> <w id="4543180">vel</w> <w id="4543181">hominis</w> <w id="4543182">ipsius</w> <w id="4543183">continentiam</w>
<w id="4543184">vel</w> <w id="4543185">temporum</w> <w id="4543186">disciplinam</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="56" /> <reg><w id="4543188">curio</w></reg> <w id="4543189">ad</w> <w id="4543190">focum</w> <w id="4543191">sedenti</w>
<w id="4543192">magnum</w> <w id="4543193">auri</w> <w id="4543194">pondus</w> <w id="4543195">Samnites</w> <w id="4543196">cum</w> <w id="4543197">attulissent</w>,
<w id="4543199">repudiati</w> <w id="4543200">sunt</w>; <w id="4543202">non</w> <w id="4543203">enim</w> <w id="4543204">aurum</w> <w id="4543205">habere</w> <w id="4543206">praeclarum</w>
<w id="4543207">sibi</w> <w id="4543208">videri</w> <w id="4543209">dixit</w>, <w id="4543211">sed</w> <w id="4543212">eis</w> <w id="4543213">qui</w> <w id="4543214">haberent</w> <w id="4543215">aurum</w> <w id="4543216">imperare</w>.
<reg><w id="4543218">poteratne</w></reg> <w id="4543219">tantus</w> <w id="4543220">animus</w> <w id="4543221">efficere</w> <w id="4543222">non</w> <w id="4543223">iucundam</w>
<w id="4543224">senectutem</w>?</p>
<p><reg><w id="4543225">sed</w></reg> <w id="4543226">venio</w> <w id="4543227">ad</w> <w id="4543228">agricolas</w>, <w id="4543230">ne</w> <w id="4543231">a</w> <w id="4543232">me</w> <w id="4543233">ipso</w> <w id="4543234">recedam</w>. <reg><w id="4543236">in</w></reg>
<w id="4543237">agris</w> <w id="4543238">erant</w> <w id="4543239">tum</w> <w id="4543240">senatores</w>, <w id="4543242">id</w> <w id="4543243">est</w> <w id="4543244">senes</w>—<w id="4543245">si</w> <w id="4543246">quidem</w>
<w id="4543247">aranti</w> <w id="4543248">L</w>. <w id="4543250">Quinctio</w> <w id="4543251">Cincinnato</w> <w id="4543252">nuntiatum</w> <w id="4543253">est</w> <w id="4543254">eum</w>
<w id="4543255">dictatorem</w> <w id="4543256">esse</w> <w id="4543257">factum</w>, <w id="4543259">cuius</w> <w id="4543260">dictatoris</w> <w id="4543261">iussu</w> <w id="4543262">magister</w>

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<w id="4543263">equitum</w> <w id="4543264">C</w>. <w id="4543266">Servilius</w> <w id="4543267">Ahala</w> <w id="4543268">Sp</w>. <w id="4543270">Maelium</w> <w id="4543271">regnum</w>
<w id="4543272">appetentem</w> <w id="4543273">occupatum</w> <w id="4543274">interemit</w>. <w id="4543276">A</w> <w id="4543277">villa</w> <w id="4543278">in</w> <w id="4543279">senatum</w> <w id="4543280">arcessebatur</w> <w id="4543281">et</w> <w id="4543282">Curius</w> <w id="4543283">et</w> <w id="4543284">ceteri</w> <w id="4543285">senes</w>, <w id="4543287">ex</w> <w id="4543288">quo</w>
<w id="4543289">qui</w> <w id="4543290">eos</w> <w id="4543291">arcessebant</w> <w id="4543292">viatores</w> <w id="4543293">nominati</w> <w id="4543294">sunt</w>. <reg><w id="4543296">num</w></reg>
<w id="4543297">igitur</w> <w id="4543298">horum</w> <w id="4543299">senectus</w> <w id="4543300">miserabilis</w> <w id="4543301">fuit</w>, <w id="4543303">qui</w> <w id="4543304">se</w> <w id="4543305">agri</w>
<w id="4543306">cultione</w> <w id="4543307">oblectabant</w>? <reg><w id="4543308">mea</w></reg> <w id="4543309">quidem</w> <w id="4543310">sententia</w> <w id="4543311">haud</w>
<w id="4543312">scio</w> <w id="4543313">an</w> <w id="4543314">nulla</w> <w id="4543315">beatior</w> <w id="4543316">possit</w> <w id="4543317">esse</w>, <w id="4543319">neque</w> <w id="4543320">solum</w> <w id="4543321">officio</w>,
<w id="4543323">quod</w> <w id="4543324">hominum</w> <w id="4543325">generi</w> <w id="4543326">universo</w> <w id="4543327">cultura</w> <w id="4543328">agrorum</w> <w id="4543329">est</w>
<w id="4543330">salutaris</w>, <w id="4543332">sed</w> <w id="4543333">et</w> <w id="4543334">delectatione</w> <w id="4543335">quam</w> <w id="4543336">dixi</w>, <w id="4543338">et</w> <w id="4543339">saturitate</w>
<w id="4543340">copiaque</w> <w id="4543341">rerum</w> <w id="4543342">omnium</w>, <w id="4543344">quae</w> <w id="4543345">ad</w> <w id="4543346">victum</w> <w id="4543347">hominum</w>,
<w id="4543349">ad</w> <w id="4543350">cultum</w> <w id="4543351">etiam</w> <w id="4543352">deorum</w> <w id="4543353">pertinent</w>, <w id="4543355">ut</w>, <w id="4543357">quoniam</w> <w id="4543358">haec</w>
<w id="4543359">quidam</w> <w id="4543360">desiderant</w>, <w id="4543362">in</w> <w id="4543363">gratiam</w> <w id="4543364">iam</w> <w id="4543365">cum</w> <w id="4543366">voluptate</w>
<w id="4543367">redeamus</w>. <name><w id="4543369">Semper</w></name> <w id="4543370">enim</w> <w id="4543371">boni</w> <w id="4543372">assiduique</w> <w id="4543373">domini</w>
<w id="4543374">referta</w> <w id="4543375">cella</w> <w id="4543376">vinaria</w>, <w id="4543378">olearia</w>, <w id="4543380">etiam</w> <w id="4543381">penaria</w> <w id="4543382">est</w>,
<w id="4543384">villaque</w> <w id="4543385">tota</w> <w id="4543386">locuples</w> <w id="4543387">est</w>, <w id="4543389">abundat</w> <w id="4543390">porco</w> <w id="4543391">haedo</w> <w id="4543392">agno</w>
<w id="4543393">gallina</w>, <w id="4543395">lacte</w> <w id="4543396">caseo</w> <w id="4543397">melle</w>. <reg><w id="4543399">iam</w></reg> <w id="4543400">hortum</w> <w id="4543401">ipsi</w> <w id="4543402">agricolae</w>
<quote><w id="4543403">succidiam</w> <w id="4543404">alteram</w></quote> <w id="4543405">appellant</w>. <reg><w id="4543407">conditiora</w></reg> <w id="4543408">facit</w>
<w id="4543409">haec</w> <w id="4543410">supervacaneis</w> <w id="4543411">etiam</w> <w id="4543412">operis</w> <w id="4543413">aucupium</w> <w id="4543414">atque</w>
<w id="4543415">venatio</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="57" /><reg><w id="4543417">quid</w></reg> <w id="4543418">de</w> <w id="4543419">pratorum</w> <w id="4543420">viriditate</w> <w id="4543421">aut</w> <w id="4543422">arborum</w> <w id="4543423">ordinibus</w>
<w id="4543424">aut</w> <w id="4543425">vinearum</w> <w id="4543426">olivetorumve</w> <w id="4543427">specie</w> <w id="4543428">plura</w> <w id="4543429">dicam</w>?
<reg><w id="4543430">brevi</w></reg> <w id="4543431">praecidam</w>. <reg><w id="4543433">agro</w></reg> <w id="4543434">bene</w> <w id="4543435">culto</w> <w id="4543436">nihil</w> <w id="4543437">potest</w> <w id="4543438">esse</w>
<w id="4543439">nec</w> <w id="4543440">usu</w> <w id="4543441">uberius</w> <w id="4543442">nec</w> <w id="4543443">specie</w> <w id="4543444">ornatius</w>, <w id="4543446">ad</w> <w id="4543447">quem</w> <w id="4543448">fruendum</w> <w id="4543449">non</w> <w id="4543450">modo</w> <w id="4543451">non</w> <w id="4543452">retardat</w>, <w id="4543454">verum</w> <w id="4543455">etiam</w> <w id="4543456">invitat</w>
<w id="4543457">atque</w> <w id="4543458">allectat</w> <w id="4543459">senectus</w>. <reg><w id="4543461">ubi</w></reg> <w id="4543462">enim</w> <w id="4543463">potest</w> <w id="4543464">illa</w> <w id="4543465">aetas</w>

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<w id="4543466">aut</w> <w id="4543467">calescere</w> <w id="4543468">vel</w> <w id="4543469">apricatione</w> <w id="4543470">melius</w> <w id="4543471">vel</w> <w id="4543472">igni</w>, <w id="4543474">aut</w>
<w id="4543475">vicissim</w> <w id="4543476">umbris</w> <w id="4543477">aquisve</w> <w id="4543478">refrigerari</w> <w id="4543479">salubrius</w>? <reg><w id="4543480">sibi</w></reg>
<w id="4543481">habeant</w> <w id="4543482">igitur</w> <w id="4543483">arma</w>,<milestone unit="section" n="58?" /> <w id="4543485">sibi</w> <w id="4543486">equos</w>, <w id="4543488">sibi</w> <w id="4543489">hastas</w>, <w id="4543491">sibi</w>
<w id="4543492">clavam</w> <w id="4543493">et</w> <w id="4543494">pilam</w>, <w id="4543496">sibi</w> <w id="4543497">natationes</w><ref id="n24" target="ref24" /> <w id="4543498">atque</w> <w id="4543499">cursus</w>; <w id="4543501">nobis</w>
<w id="4543502">senibus</w> <w id="4543503">ex</w> <w id="4543504">lusionibus</w> <w id="4543505">multis</w> <w id="4543506">talos</w> <w id="4543507">relinquant</w> <w id="4543508">et</w>
<w id="4543509">tesseras</w>; <w id="4543511">id</w> <w id="4543512">ipsum</w> <w id="4543513">ut</w><ref id="n25" target="ref25" /> <w id="4543514">lubebit</w>, <w id="4543516">quoniam</w> <w id="4543517">sine</w> <w id="4543518">eis</w>
<w id="4543519">beata</w> <w id="4543520">esse</w> <w id="4543521">senectus</w> <w id="4543522">potest</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="59" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="17" /><reg><w id="4543524">multas</w></reg> <w id="4543525">ad</w> <w id="4543526">res</w> <w id="4543527">perutiles</w> <w id="4543528">Xenophontis</w> <w id="4543529">libri</w>
<w id="4543530">sunt</w>, <w id="4543532">quos</w> <w id="4543533">legite</w>, <w id="4543535">quaeso</w>, <w id="4543537">studiose</w>, <w id="4543539">ut</w> <w id="4543540">facitis</w>. <reg><w id="4543542">quam</w></reg>
<w id="4543543">copiose</w> <w id="4543544">ab</w> <w id="4543545">eo</w> <w id="4543546">agri</w> <w id="4543547">cultura</w> <w id="4543548">laudatur</w> <w id="4543549">in</w> <w id="4543550">eo</w> <w id="4543551">libro</w>, <w id="4543553">qui</w>
<w id="4543554">est</w> <w id="4543555">de</w> <w id="4543556">tuenda</w> <w id="4543557">re</w> <w id="4543558">familiari</w>, <w id="4543560">qui</w> <w id="4543561">Oeconomicus</w> <w id="4543562">inscribitur</w>! <reg><w id="4543563">atque</w></reg> <w id="4543564">ut</w> <w id="4543565">intellegatis</w> <w id="4543566">nihil</w> <w id="4543567">ei</w> <w id="4543568">tam</w> <w id="4543569">regale</w>
<w id="4543570">videri</w> <w id="4543571">quam</w> <w id="4543572">studium</w> <w id="4543573">agri</w> <w id="4543574">colendi</w>, <w id="4543576">Socrates</w> <w id="4543577">in</w> <w id="4543578">eo</w>
<w id="4543579">libro</w> <w id="4543580">loquitur</w> <w id="4543581">cum</w> <w id="4543582">Critobulo</w> <w id="4543583">Cyrum</w> <w id="4543584">minorem</w>, <w id="4543586">Persarum</w> <w id="4543587">regem</w>, <w id="4543589">praestantem</w> <w id="4543590">ingenio</w> <w id="4543591">atque</w> <w id="4543592">imperi</w>
<w id="4543593">gloria</w>, <w id="4543595">cum</w> <w id="4543596">Lysander</w> <w id="4543597">Lacedaemonius</w>, <w id="4543599">vir</w> <w id="4543600">summae</w>
<w id="4543601">virtutis</w>, <w id="4543603">venisset</w> <w id="4543604">ad</w> <w id="4543605">eum</w> <w id="4543606">Sardis</w> <w id="4543607">eique</w> <w id="4543608">dona</w> <w id="4543609">a</w> <w id="4543610">sociis</w>
<w id="4543611">attulisset</w>, <w id="4543613">et</w> <w id="4543614">ceteris</w> <w id="4543615">in</w> <w id="4543616">rebus</w> <w id="4543617">communem</w> <w id="4543618">erga</w>
<w id="4543619">Lysandrum</w> <w id="4543620">atque</w> <w id="4543621">humanum</w> <w id="4543622">fuisse</w> <w id="4543623">et</w> <w id="4543624">ei</w> <w id="4543625">quendam</w>
<w id="4543626">consaeptum</w> <w id="4543627">agrum</w> <w id="4543628">diligenter</w> <w id="4543629">consitum</w> <w id="4543630">ostendisse</w>.
<reg><w id="4543632">cum</w></reg> <w id="4543633">autem</w> <w id="4543634">admiraretur</w> <w id="4543635">Lysander</w> <w id="4543636">et</w> <w id="4543637">proceritates</w>
<w id="4543638">arborum</w> <w id="4543639">et</w> <w id="4543640">directos</w> <w id="4543641">in</w> <w id="4543642">quincuncem</w> <w id="4543643">ordines</w> <w id="4543644">et</w> <w id="4543645">humum</w>
<w id="4543646">subactam</w> <w id="4543647">atque</w> <w id="4543648">puram</w> <w id="4543649">et</w> <w id="4543650">suavitatem</w> <w id="4543651">odorum</w> <w id="4543652">qui</w>
<w id="4543653">afflarentur</w> <w id="4543654">ex</w> <w id="4543655">floribus</w>, <w id="4543657">tum</w> <w id="4543658">eum</w> <w id="4543659">dixisse</w> <w id="4543660">mirari</w> <w id="4543661">se</w>
<w id="4543662">non</w> <w id="4543663">modo</w> <w id="4543664">diligentiam</w> <w id="4543665">sed</w> <w id="4543666">etiam</w> <w id="4543667">sollertiam</w> <w id="4543668">eius</w> <w id="4543669">a</w>
<w id="4543670">quo</w> <w id="4543671">essent</w> <w id="4543672">illa</w> <w id="4543673">dimensa</w> <w id="4543674">atque</w> <w id="4543675">discripta</w>; <w id="4543677">et</w> <w id="4543678">Cyrum</w>
<w id="4543679">respondisse</w>: <quote><w id="4543680">atqui</w> <w id="4543681">ego</w> <w id="4543682">ista</w> <w id="4543683">sum</w> <w id="4543684">omnia</w> <w id="4543685">dimensus</w>,
<w id="4543687">mei</w> <w id="4543688">sunt</w> <w id="4543689">ordines</w>, <w id="4543691">mea</w> <w id="4543692">discriptio</w>; <w id="4543694">multae</w> <w id="4543695">etiam</w>
<w id="4543696">istarum</w> <w id="4543697">arborum</w> <w id="4543698">mea</w> <w id="4543699">manu</w> <w id="4543700">sunt</w> <w id="4543701">satae</w>.</quote> <reg><w id="4543703">tum</w></reg>
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<w id="4543704">Lysandrum</w>, <w id="4543706">intuentem</w> <w id="4543707">purpuram</w> <w id="4543708">eius</w> <w id="4543709">et</w> <w id="4543710">nitorem</w>
<w id="4543711">corporis</w> <w id="4543712">ornatumque</w> <w id="4543713">Persicum</w> <w id="4543714">multo</w> <w id="4543715">auro</w> <w id="4543716">multisque</w>
<w id="4543717">gemmis</w>, <w id="4543719">dixisse</w>: <quote><w id="4543720">recte</w> <w id="4543721">vero</w> <w id="4543722">te</w>, <w id="4543724">Cyre</w>, <w id="4543726">beatum</w> <w id="4543727">ferunt</w>,
<w id="4543729">quoniam</w> <w id="4543730">virtuti</w> <w id="4543731">tuae</w> <w id="4543732">fortuna</w> <w id="4543733">coniuncta</w> <w id="4543734">est</w>!</quote></p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="60" /><reg><w id="4543735">hac</w></reg> <w id="4543736">igitur</w> <w id="4543737">fortuna</w> <w id="4543738">frui</w> <w id="4543739">licet</w> <w id="4543740">senibus</w>, <w id="4543742">nec</w> <w id="4543743">aetas</w>
<w id="4543744">impedit</w> <w id="4543745">quo</w> <w id="4543746">minus</w> <w id="4543747">et</w> <w id="4543748">ceterarum</w> <w id="4543749">rerum</w> <w id="4543750">et</w> <w id="4543751">in</w> <w id="4543752">primis</w>
<w id="4543753">agri</w> <w id="4543754">colendi</w> <w id="4543755">studia</w> <w id="4543756">teneamus</w> <w id="4543757">usque</w> <w id="4543758">ad</w> <w id="4543759">ultimum</w>
<w id="4543760">tempus</w> <w id="4543761">senectutis</w>. <w id="4543763">M</w>. <w id="4543765">quidem</w> <w id="4543766">Valerium</w> <w id="4543767">Corvinum</w>
<w id="4543768">accepimus</w> <w id="4543769">ad</w> <w id="4543770">centesimum</w> <w id="4543771">annum</w> <w id="4543772">perduxisse</w>, <w id="4543774">cum</w>
<w id="4543775">esset</w> <w id="4543776">acta</w> <w id="4543777">iam</w> <w id="4543778">aetate</w> <w id="4543779">in</w> <w id="4543780">agris</w> <w id="4543781">eosque</w> <w id="4543782">coleret</w>, <w id="4543784">cuius</w>
<w id="4543785">inter</w> <w id="4543786">primum</w> <w id="4543787">et</w> <w id="4543788">sextum</w> <w id="4543789">consulatum</w> <w id="4543790">sex</w> <w id="4543791">et</w> <w id="4543792">quadraginta</w> <w id="4543793">anni</w> <w id="4543794">interfuerunt</w>. <reg><w id="4543796">ita</w></reg> <w id="4543797">quantum</w> <w id="4543798">spatium</w>
<w id="4543799">aetatis</w> <w id="4543800">maiores</w> <w id="4543801">ad</w> <w id="4543802">senectutis</w> <w id="4543803">initium</w> <w id="4543804">esse</w> <w id="4543805">voluerunt</w>,
<w id="4543807">tantus</w> <w id="4543808">illi</w> <w id="4543809">cursus</w> <w id="4543810">honorum</w> <w id="4543811">fuit</w>; <w id="4543813">atque</w> <w id="4543814">huius</w> <w id="4543815">extrema</w>
<w id="4543816">aetas</w> <w id="4543817">hoc</w> <w id="4543818">beatior</w> <w id="4543819">quam</w> <w id="4543820">media</w>, <w id="4543822">quod</w> <w id="4543823">auctoritatis</w>
<w id="4543824">habebat</w> <w id="4543825">plus</w>, <w id="4543827">laboris</w> <w id="4543828">minus</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="61" /><reg><w id="4543830">apex</w></reg> <w id="4543831">est</w> <w id="4543832">autem</w> <w id="4543833">senectutis</w> <w id="4543834">auctoritas</w>. <reg><w id="4543836">quanta</w></reg>
<w id="4543837">fuit</w> <w id="4543838">in</w> <w id="4543839">L</w>. <w id="4543841">Caecilio</w> <w id="4543842">Metello</w>, <w id="4543844">quanta</w> <w id="4543845">in</w> <w id="4543846">A</w>. <w id="4543848">Atilio</w>
<w id="4543849">Calatino</w>! <reg><w id="4543850">in</w></reg> <w id="4543851">quem</w> <w id="4543852">illud</w> <w id="4543853">elogium</w>:

<quote rend="blockquote">
<l><w id="4543854">hunc</w> <w id="4543855">unum</w> <w id="4543856">plurimae</w> <w id="4543857">consentiunt</w> <w id="4543858">gentes</w></l>
<l><w id="4543859">populi</w> <w id="4543860">primarium</w> <w id="4543861">fuisse</w> <w id="4543862">virum</w>.</l></quote>
<reg><w id="4543864">notum</w></reg> <w id="4543865">est</w> <w id="4543866">totum</w> <w id="4543867">carmen</w><ref id="n26" target="ref26" /> <w id="4543868">incisum</w> <w id="4543869">in</w> <w id="4543870">sepulcro</w>. <reg><w id="4543872">iure</w></reg>
<w id="4543873">igitur</w> <w id="4543874">gravis</w>, <w id="4543876">cuius</w> <w id="4543877">de</w> <w id="4543878">laudibus</w> <w id="4543879">omnium</w> <w id="4543880">esset</w> <w id="4543881">fama</w>
<w id="4543882">consentiens</w>. <reg><w id="4543884">quem</w></reg> <w id="4543885">virum</w> <w id="4543886">nuper</w> <w id="4543887">P</w>. <w id="4543889">Crassum</w>, <w id="4543891">pontificem</w> <w id="4543892">maximum</w>, <w id="4543894">quem</w> <w id="4543895">postea</w> <w id="4543896">M</w>. <w id="4543898">Lepidum</w> <w id="4543899">eodem</w>
<w id="4543900">sacerdotio</w> <w id="4543901">praeditum</w> <w id="4543902">vidimus</w>! <reg><w id="4543903">quid</w></reg> <w id="4543904">de</w> <w id="4543905">Paulo</w> <w id="4543906">aut</w>

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<w id="4543907">Africano</w> <w id="4543908">loquar</w>, <w id="4543910">aut</w>, <w id="4543912">ut</w> <w id="4543913">iam</w> <w id="4543914">ante</w>, <w id="4543916">de</w> <w id="4543917">Maximo</w>?
<reg><w id="4543918">quorum</w></reg> <w id="4543919">non</w> <w id="4543920">in</w> <w id="4543921">sententia</w> <w id="4543922">solum</w>, <w id="4543924">sed</w> <w id="4543925">etiam</w> <w id="4543926">in</w> <w id="4543927">nutu</w>
<w id="4543928">residebat</w> <w id="4543929">auctoritas</w>. <reg><w id="4543931">habet</w></reg> <w id="4543932">senectus</w>, <w id="4543934">honorata</w>
<w id="4543935">praesertim</w>, <w id="4543937">tantam</w> <w id="4543938">auctoritatem</w>, <w id="4543940">ut</w> <w id="4543941">ea</w> <w id="4543942">pluris</w> <w id="4543943">sit</w>
<w id="4543944">quam</w> <w id="4543945">omnes</w> <w id="4543946">adulescentiae</w> <w id="4543947">voluptates</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="62" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="18" /><reg><w id="4543949">sed</w></reg> <w id="4543950">in</w> <w id="4543951">omni</w> <w id="4543952">orationemementote</w> <w id="4543953">eam</w> <w id="4543954">me</w>
<w id="4543955">senectutem</w> <w id="4543956">laudare</w>, <w id="4543958">quae</w> <w id="4543959">fundamentis</w> <w id="4543960">adulescentiae</w>
<w id="4543961">constituta</w> <w id="4543962">sit</w>. <reg><w id="4543964">ex</w></reg> <w id="4543965">quo</w> <w id="4543966">efficitur</w> <w id="4543967">id</w>, <w id="4543969">quod</w> <w id="4543970">ego</w> <w id="4543971">magno</w>
<w id="4543972">quondam</w> <w id="4543973">cum</w> <w id="4543974">assensu</w> <w id="4543975">omnium</w> <w id="4543976">dixi</w>, <w id="4543978">miseram</w> <w id="4543979">esse</w>
<w id="4543980">senectutem</w> <w id="4543981">quae</w> <w id="4543982">se</w> <w id="4543983">oratione</w> <w id="4543984">defenderet</w>. <reg><w id="4543986">non</w></reg> <w id="4543987">cani</w>
<w id="4543988">nec</w> <w id="4543989">rugae</w> <w id="4543990">repente</w> <w id="4543991">auctoritatem</w> <w id="4543992">arripere</w> <w id="4543993">possunt</w>, <w id="4543995">sed</w>
<w id="4543996">honeste</w> <w id="4543997">acta</w> <w id="4543998">superior</w> <w id="4543999">actas</w> <w id="4544000">fructus</w> <w id="4544001">capit</w> <w id="4544002">auctoritatis</w>
<w id="4544003">extremos</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="63" /> <reg><w id="4544005">haec</w></reg> <w id="4544006">enim</w> <w id="4544007">ipsa</w> <w id="4544008">sunt</w> <w id="4544009">honorabilia</w>, <w id="4544011">quae</w>
<w id="4544012">videntur</w> <w id="4544013">levia</w> <w id="4544014">atque</w> <w id="4544015">communia</w>—<w id="4544016">salutari</w> <w id="4544017">appeti</w>
<w id="4544018">decedi</w> <w id="4544019">assurgi</w> <w id="4544020">deduci</w> <w id="4544021">reduci</w> <w id="4544022">consuli</w>, <w id="4544024">quae</w> <w id="4544025">et</w> <w id="4544026">apud</w>
<w id="4544027">nos</w> <w id="4544028">et</w> <w id="4544029">in</w> <w id="4544030">aliis</w> <w id="4544031">civitatibus</w>, <w id="4544033">ut</w> <w id="4544034">quaeque</w> <w id="4544035">optime</w> <w id="4544036">morata</w>
<w id="4544037">est</w>, <w id="4544039">ita</w> <w id="4544040">diligentissime</w> <w id="4544041">observantur</w>. <name><w id="4544043">Lysandrum</w></name> <w id="4544044">Lacedaemonium</w>, <w id="4544046">cuius</w> <w id="4544047">modo</w> <w id="4544048">feci</w> <w id="4544049">mentionem</w>, <w id="4544051">dicere</w> <w id="4544052">aiunt</w>
<w id="4544053">solitum</w> <w id="4544054">Lacedaemonem</w> <w id="4544055">esse</w> <w id="4544056">honestissimum</w> <w id="4544057">domicilium</w> <w id="4544058">senectutis</w>; <w id="4544060">nusquam</w> <w id="4544061">enim</w> <w id="4544062">tantum</w> <w id="4544063">tribuitur</w>
<w id="4544064">aetati</w>, <w id="4544066">nusquam</w> <w id="4544067">est</w> <w id="4544068">senectus</w> <w id="4544069">honoratior</w>. <reg><w id="4544071">quin</w></reg>
<w id="4544072">etiam</w> <w id="4544073">memoriae</w> <w id="4544074">proditum</w> <w id="4544075">est</w>, <w id="4544077">cum</w> <w id="4544078">Athenis</w> <w id="4544079">ludis</w>
<w id="4544080">quidam</w> <w id="4544081">in</w> <w id="4544082">theatrum</w> <w id="4544083">grandis</w> <w id="4544084">natu</w> <w id="4544085">venisset</w>, <w id="4544087">magno</w>
<w id="4544088">consessu</w> <w id="4544089">locum</w> <w id="4544090">nusquam</w> <w id="4544091">ei</w> <w id="4544092">datum</w> <w id="4544093">a</w> <w id="4544094">suis</w> <w id="4544095">civibus</w>,
<w id="4544097">cum</w> <w id="4544098">autem</w> <w id="4544099">ad</w> <w id="4544100">Lacedaemonios</w> <w id="4544101">accessisset</w>, <w id="4544103">qui</w>, <w id="4544105">legati</w>
<w id="4544106">cum</w> <w id="4544107">essent</w>, <w id="4544109">certo</w> <w id="4544110">in</w> <w id="4544111">loco</w> <w id="4544112">considerant</w>, <w id="4544114">consurrexisse</w>
<w id="4544115">omnes</w> <w id="4544116">illi</w> <w id="4544117">dicuntur</w> <w id="4544118">et</w> <w id="4544119">senem</w> <w id="4544120">sessum</w> <w id="4544121">recepisse</w>;

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<milestone unit="section" n="64?" /><w id="4544123">quibus</w> <w id="4544124">cum</w> <w id="4544125">a</w> <w id="4544126">cuncto</w> <w id="4544127">consessu</w> <w id="4544128">plausus</w> <w id="4544129">esset</w> <w id="4544130">multiplex</w>
<w id="4544131">datus</w>, <w id="4544133">dixisse</w> <w id="4544134">ex</w> <w id="4544135">eis</w> <w id="4544136">quendam</w> <w id="4544137">Atheniensis</w> <w id="4544138">scire</w> <w id="4544139">quae</w>
<w id="4544140">recta</w> <w id="4544141">essent</w>, <w id="4544143">sed</w> <w id="4544144">facere</w> <w id="4544145">nolle</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4544147">multa</w></reg> <w id="4544148">in</w> <w id="4544149">nostro</w><ref id="n27" target="ref27" /> <w id="4544150">collegio</w> <w id="4544151">praeclara</w>, <w id="4544153">sed</w> <w id="4544154">hoc</w>, <w id="4544156">de</w>
<w id="4544157">quo</w> <w id="4544158">agimus</w>, <w id="4544160">in</w> <w id="4544161">primis</w>, <w id="4544163">quod</w>, <w id="4544165">ut</w> <w id="4544166">quisque</w> <w id="4544167">aetate</w>
<w id="4544168">antecedit</w>, <w id="4544170">ita</w> <w id="4544171">sententiae</w> <w id="4544172">principatum</w> <w id="4544173">tenet</w>, <w id="4544175">neque</w>
<w id="4544176">solum</w> <w id="4544177">honore</w> <w id="4544178">antecedentibus</w>, <w id="4544180">sed</w> <w id="4544181">eis</w> <w id="4544182">etiam</w>, <w id="4544184">qui</w>
<w id="4544185">cum</w> <w id="4544186">imperio</w> <w id="4544187">sunt</w>, <w id="4544189">maiores</w> <w id="4544190">natu</w> <w id="4544191">augures</w> <w id="4544192">anteponuntur</w>. <reg><w id="4544194">quae</w></reg> <w id="4544195">sunt</w> <w id="4544196">igitur</w> <w id="4544197">voluptates</w> <w id="4544198">corporis</w> <w id="4544199">cum</w>
<w id="4544200">auctoritatis</w> <w id="4544201">praemiis</w> <w id="4544202">comparandae</w>? <reg><w id="4544203">quibus</w></reg> <w id="4544204">qui</w>
<w id="4544205">splendide</w> <w id="4544206">usi</w> <w id="4544207">sunt</w>, <w id="4544209">ei</w> <w id="4544210">mihi</w> <w id="4544211">videntur</w> <w id="4544212">fabulam</w> <w id="4544213">aetatis</w>
<w id="4544214">peregisse</w> <w id="4544215">nec</w> <w id="4544216">tamquam</w> <w id="4544217">inexercitati</w> <w id="4544218">histriones</w> <w id="4544219">in</w>
<w id="4544220">extremo</w> <w id="4544221">actu</w> <w id="4544222">corruisse</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="65" /><name><w id="4544224">At</w></name> <w id="4544225">sunt</w> <w id="4544226">morosi</w> <w id="4544227">et</w> <w id="4544228">anxii</w> <w id="4544229">et</w> <w id="4544230">iracundi</w> <w id="4544231">et</w> <w id="4544232">difficiles</w>
<w id="4544233">senes</w>. <reg><w id="4544235">si</w></reg> <w id="4544236">quaerimus</w>, <w id="4544238">etiam</w> <w id="4544239">avari</w>; <w id="4544241">sed</w> <w id="4544242">haec</w> <w id="4544243">morum</w>
<w id="4544244">vitia</w> <w id="4544245">sunt</w>, <w id="4544247">non</w> <w id="4544248">senectutis</w>. <reg><w id="4544250">ac</w></reg> <w id="4544251">morositas</w> <w id="4544252">tamen</w> <w id="4544253">et</w>
<w id="4544254">ea</w> <w id="4544255">vitia</w>, <w id="4544257">quae</w> <w id="4544258">dixi</w>, <w id="4544260">habent</w> <w id="4544261">aliquid</w> <w id="4544262">excusationis</w>, <w id="4544264">non</w>
<w id="4544265">illius</w> <w id="4544266">quidem</w> <w id="4544267">iustae</w>, <w id="4544269">sed</w> <w id="4544270">quae</w> <w id="4544271">probari</w> <w id="4544272">posse</w> <w id="4544273">videatur</w>:
<w id="4544274">contemni</w> <w id="4544275">se</w> <w id="4544276">putant</w>, <w id="4544278">despici</w>, <w id="4544280">illudi</w>; <w id="4544282">praeterea</w> <w id="4544283">in</w>
<w id="4544284">fragili</w> <w id="4544285">corpore</w> <w id="4544286">odiosa</w> <w id="4544287">omnis</w> <w id="4544288">offensio</w> <w id="4544289">est</w>; <w id="4544291">quae</w> <w id="4544292">tamen</w>
<w id="4544293">omnia</w> <w id="4544294">dulciora</w> <w id="4544295">fiunt</w> <w id="4544296">et</w> <w id="4544297">moribus</w> <w id="4544298">bonis</w> <w id="4544299">et</w> <w id="4544300">artibus</w>,
<w id="4544302">idque</w> <w id="4544303">cum</w> <w id="4544304">in</w> <w id="4544305">vita</w> <w id="4544306">tum</w> <w id="4544307">in</w> <w id="4544308">scaena</w> <w id="4544309">intellegi</w> <w id="4544310">potest</w> <w id="4544311">ex</w>
<w id="4544312">eis</w> <w id="4544313">fratribus</w> <w id="4544314">qui</w> <w id="4544315">in</w> <w id="4544316">Adelphis</w> <w id="4544317">sunt</w>. <reg><w id="4544319">quanta</w></reg> <w id="4544320">in</w> <w id="4544321">altero</w>
<w id="4544322">diritas</w>, <w id="4544324">in</w> <w id="4544325">altero</w> <w id="4544326">comitas</w>! <name><w id="4544327">Sic</w></name> <w id="4544328">se</w> <w id="4544329">res</w> <w id="4544330">habet</w>: <w id="4544331">ut</w>
<w id="4544332">enim</w> <w id="4544333">non</w> <w id="4544334">omne</w> <w id="4544335">vinum</w>, <w id="4544337">sic</w> <w id="4544338">non</w> <w id="4544339">omnis</w> <w id="4544340">natura</w> <w id="4544341">vetustate</w> <w id="4544342">coacescit</w>. <reg><w id="4544344">severitatem</w></reg> <w id="4544345">in</w> <w id="4544346">senectute</w> <w id="4544347">probo</w>, <w id="4544349">sed</w>

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<w id="4544350">eam</w>, <w id="4544352">sicut</w> <w id="4544353">alia</w>, <w id="4544355">modicam</w>; <w id="4544357">acerbitatem</w> <w id="4544358">nullo</w> <w id="4544359">modo</w>;
<w id="4544361">avaritia</w> <w id="4544362">vero</w> <w id="4544363">senilis</w> <w id="4544364">quid</w> <w id="4544365">sibi</w> <w id="4544366">velit</w>, <w id="4544368">non</w> <w id="4544369">intellego</w>.
<milestone unit="section" n="66" /><name><w id="4544371">Potest</w></name> <w id="4544372">enim</w> <w id="4544373">quicquam</w> <w id="4544374">esse</w> <w id="4544375">absurdius</w> <w id="4544376">quam</w>, <w id="4544378">quo</w>
<w id="4544379">viae</w> <w id="4544380">minus</w> <w id="4544381">restet</w>, <w id="4544383">eo</w> <w id="4544384">plus</w> <w id="4544385">viatici</w> <w id="4544386">quaerere</w>?</p>
<p><milestone unit="chapter" n="19" /><reg><w id="4544387">quarta</w></reg> <w id="4544388">restat</w> <w id="4544389">causa</w>, <w id="4544391">quae</w> <w id="4544392">maxime</w> <w id="4544393">angere</w>
<w id="4544394">atque</w> <w id="4544395">sollicitam</w> <w id="4544396">habere</w> <w id="4544397">nostram</w> <w id="4544398">aetatem</w> <w id="4544399">videtur</w>,
<w id="4544401">appropinquatio</w> <w id="4544402">mortis</w>, <w id="4544404">quae</w> <w id="4544405">certe</w> <w id="4544406">a</w> <w id="4544407">senectute</w> <w id="4544408">non</w>
<w id="4544409">potest</w> <w id="4544410">esse</w> <w id="4544411">longe</w>. <w id="4544413">O</w> <w id="4544414">miserum</w> <w id="4544415">senem</w>, <w id="4544417">qui</w> <w id="4544418">mortem</w>
<w id="4544419">contemnendam</w> <w id="4544420">esse</w> <w id="4544421">in</w> <w id="4544422">tam</w> <w id="4544423">longa</w> <w id="4544424">aetate</w> <w id="4544425">non</w> <w id="4544426">viderit</w>!
<reg><w id="4544427">quae</w></reg> <w id="4544428">aut</w> <w id="4544429">plane</w> <w id="4544430">neglegenda</w> <w id="4544431">est</w>, <w id="4544433">si</w> <w id="4544434">omnino</w> <w id="4544435">exstinguit</w>
<w id="4544436">animum</w>, <w id="4544438">aut</w> <w id="4544439">etiam</w> <w id="4544440">optanda</w>, <w id="4544442">si</w> <w id="4544443">aliquo</w> <w id="4544444">eum</w> <w id="4544445">deducit</w>
<w id="4544446">ubi</w> <w id="4544447">sit</w> <w id="4544448">futurus</w> <w id="4544449">aeternus</w>. <reg><w id="4544451">atqui</w></reg> <w id="4544452">tertium</w> <w id="4544453">certe</w> <w id="4544454">nihil</w>
<w id="4544455">inveniri</w> <w id="4544456">potest</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="67" /><reg><w id="4544458">quid</w></reg> <w id="4544459">igitur</w> <w id="4544460">timeam</w>, <w id="4544462">si</w> <w id="4544463">aut</w> <w id="4544464">non</w>
<w id="4544465">miser</w> <w id="4544466">post</w> <w id="4544467">mortem</w>, <w id="4544469">aut</w> <w id="4544470">beatus</w> <w id="4544471">etiam</w> <w id="4544472">futurus</w> <w id="4544473">sum</w>?
<reg><w id="4544474">quamquam</w></reg> <w id="4544475">quis</w> <w id="4544476">est</w> <w id="4544477">tam</w> <w id="4544478">stultus</w>, <w id="4544480">quamvis</w> <w id="4544481">sit</w> <w id="4544482">adulescens</w>, <w id="4544484">cui</w> <w id="4544485">sit</w> <w id="4544486">exploratum</w> <w id="4544487">se</w> <w id="4544488">ad</w> <w id="4544489">vesperum</w> <w id="4544490">esse</w> <w id="4544491">victurum</w>? <reg><w id="4544492">quin</w></reg> <w id="4544493">etiam</w> <w id="4544494">aetas</w> <w id="4544495">illa</w> <w id="4544496">multo</w> <w id="4544497">pluris</w> <w id="4544498">quam</w>
<w id="4544499">nostra</w> <w id="4544500">casus</w> <w id="4544501">mortis</w> <w id="4544502">habet</w>: <w id="4544503">facilius</w> <w id="4544504">in</w> <w id="4544505">morbos</w> <w id="4544506">incidunt</w> <w id="4544507">adulescentes</w>, <w id="4544509">gravius</w> <w id="4544510">aegrotant</w>, <w id="4544512">tristius</w> <w id="4544513">curantur</w>. <reg><w id="4544515">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4544516">pauci</w> <w id="4544517">veniunt</w> <w id="4544518">ad</w> <w id="4544519">senectutem</w>; <w id="4544521">quod</w> <w id="4544522">ni</w>
<w id="4544523">ita</w> <w id="4544524">accideret</w>, <w id="4544526">melius</w> <w id="4544527">et</w> <w id="4544528">prudentius</w> <w id="4544529">viveretur</w>. <reg><w id="4544531">mens</w></reg>
<w id="4544532">enim</w> <w id="4544533">et</w> <w id="4544534">ratio</w> <w id="4544535">et</w> <w id="4544536">consilium</w> <w id="4544537">in</w> <w id="4544538">senibus</w> <w id="4544539">est</w>, <w id="4544541">qui</w> <w id="4544542">si</w> <w id="4544543">nulli</w>
<w id="4544544">fuissent</w>, <w id="4544546">nullae</w> <w id="4544547">omnino</w> <w id="4544548">civitates</w> <w id="4544549">fuissent</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4544551">sed</w></reg> <w id="4544552">redeo</w> <w id="4544553">ad</w> <w id="4544554">mortem</w> <w id="4544555">impendentem</w>. <reg><w id="4544557">quod</w></reg> <w id="4544558">est</w>
<w id="4544559">istud</w> <w id="4544560">crimen</w> <w id="4544561">senectutis</w>, <w id="4544563">cum</w> <w id="4544564">id</w> <w id="4544565">ei</w> <w id="4544566">videatis</w> <w id="4544567">cum</w>
<w id="4544568">adulescentia</w> <w id="4544569">esse</w> <w id="4544570">commune</w>?<milestone unit="section" n="68" /> <reg><w id="4544571">sensi</w></reg> <w id="4544572">ego</w> <w id="4544573">in</w> <w id="4544574">optimo</w>

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<w id="4544575">filio</w>, <w id="4544577">tu</w> <w id="4544578">in</w> <w id="4544579">exspectatis</w> <w id="4544580">ad</w> <w id="4544581">amplissimam</w> <w id="4544582">dignitatem</w>
<w id="4544583">fratribus</w>, <w id="4544585">Scipio</w>, <w id="4544587">mortem</w> <w id="4544588">omni</w> <w id="4544589">aetati</w> <w id="4544590">esse</w> <w id="4544591">communem</w>. <name><w id="4544593">At</w></name> <w id="4544594">sperat</w> <w id="4544595">adulescens</w> <w id="4544596">diu</w> <w id="4544597">se</w> <w id="4544598">victurum</w>,
<w id="4544600">quod</w> <w id="4544601">sperare</w> <w id="4544602">idem</w> <w id="4544603">senex</w> <w id="4544604">non</w> <w id="4544605">potest</w>. <reg><w id="4544607">insipienter</w></reg>
<w id="4544608">sperat</w>; <w id="4544610">quid</w> <w id="4544611">enim</w> <w id="4544612">stultius</w> <w id="4544613">quam</w> <w id="4544614">incerta</w> <w id="4544615">pro</w> <w id="4544616">certis</w>
<w id="4544617">habere</w>, <w id="4544619">falsa</w> <w id="4544620">pro</w> <w id="4544621">veris</w>? <name><w id="4544622">At</w></name> <w id="4544623">senex</w> <w id="4544624">ne</w> <w id="4544625">quod</w> <w id="4544626">speret</w>
<w id="4544627">quidem</w> <w id="4544628">habet</w>. <name><w id="4544630">At</w></name> <w id="4544631">est</w> <w id="4544632">eo</w> <w id="4544633">meliore</w> <w id="4544634">condicione</w> <w id="4544635">quam</w>
<w id="4544636">adulescens</w>, <w id="4544638">quioniam</w><ref id="n28" target="ref28" /> <w id="4544639">id</w> <w id="4544640">quod</w> <w id="4544641">ille</w> <w id="4544642">sperat</w> <corr sic="hie"><w id="4544643">hic</w></corr> <w id="4544644">consecutus</w> <w id="4544645">est</w>: <w id="4544646">ille</w> <w id="4544647">volt</w> <w id="4544648">diu</w> <w id="4544649">vivere</w>, <corr sic="hie"><w id="4544651">hic</w></corr> <w id="4544652">diu</w> <w id="4544653">vixit</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="69" /><reg><w id="4544655">quamquam</w></reg>, <w id="4544657">o</w> <w id="4544658">di</w> <w id="4544659">boni</w>, <w id="4544661">quid</w> <w id="4544662">est</w> <w id="4544663">in</w> <w id="4544664">hominis</w> <w id="4544665">natura</w>
<w id="4544666">diu</w>? <reg><w id="4544667">da</w></reg> <w id="4544668">enim</w> <w id="4544669">supremum</w> <w id="4544670">tempus</w>; <w id="4544672">exspectemus</w>
<w id="4544673">Tartessiorum</w> <w id="4544674">regis</w> <w id="4544675">aetatem</w>—<w id="4544676">fuit</w> <w id="4544677">enim</w>, <w id="4544679">ut</w> <w id="4544680">scriptum</w>
<w id="4544681">video</w>, <w id="4544683">Arganthonius</w> <w id="4544684">quidam</w> <w id="4544685">Gadibus</w>, <w id="4544687">qui</w> <w id="4544688">octoginta</w>
<w id="4544689">regnaverat</w> <w id="4544690">annos</w>, <w id="4544692">centum</w> <w id="4544693">viginti</w> <w id="4544694">vixerat</w>—<w id="4544695">sed</w> <w id="4544696">mihi</w>
<w id="4544697">ne</w> <w id="4544698">diuturnum</w> <w id="4544699">quidem</w> <w id="4544700">quicquam</w> <w id="4544701">videtur</w>, <w id="4544703">in</w> <w id="4544704">quo</w> <w id="4544705">est</w>
<w id="4544706">aliquid</w> <w id="4544707">extremum</w>; <w id="4544709">cum</w> <w id="4544710">enim</w> <w id="4544711">id</w> <w id="4544712">advenit</w>, <w id="4544714">tum</w> <w id="4544715">illud</w>,
<w id="4544717">quod</w> <w id="4544718">praeteriit</w>, <w id="4544720">effluxit</w>; <w id="4544722">tantum</w> <w id="4544723">remanet</w>, <w id="4544725">quod</w>
<w id="4544726">virtute</w> <w id="4544727">et</w> <w id="4544728">recte</w> <w id="4544729">factis</w> <w id="4544730">consecutus</w> <w id="4544731">sis</w>. <reg><w id="4544733">horae</w></reg> <w id="4544734">quidem</w>
<w id="4544735">cedunt</w> <w id="4544736">et</w> <w id="4544737">dies</w> <w id="4544738">et</w> <w id="4544739">menses</w> <w id="4544740">et</w> <w id="4544741">anni</w>, <w id="4544743">nec</w> <w id="4544744">praeteritum</w>
<w id="4544745">tempus</w> <w id="4544746">umquam</w> <w id="4544747">revertitur</w> <w id="4544748">nec</w> <w id="4544749">quid</w> <w id="4544750">sequatur</w> <w id="4544751">sciri</w>
<w id="4544752">potest</w>. <reg><w id="4544754">quod</w></reg> <w id="4544755">cuique</w> <w id="4544756">temporis</w> <w id="4544757">ad</w> <w id="4544758">vivendum</w> <w id="4544759">datur</w>,
<w id="4544761">eo</w> <w id="4544762">debet</w> <w id="4544763">esse</w> <w id="4544764">contentus</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="70" /><reg><w id="4544766">neque</w></reg> <w id="4544767">enim</w> <w id="4544768">histrioni</w>, <w id="4544770">ut</w> <w id="4544771">placeat</w>, <w id="4544773">peragenda</w>
<w id="4544774">fabula</w> <w id="4544775">est</w>, <w id="4544777">modo</w> <w id="4544778">in</w> <w id="4544779">quocunque</w> <w id="4544780">fuerit</w> <w id="4544781">actu</w> <w id="4544782">probetur</w>;
<w id="4544784">neque</w> <w id="4544785">sapientibus</w> <w id="4544786">usque</w> <w id="4544787">ad</w> <quote><w id="4544788">plaudite</w></quote> <w id="4544789">veniendum</w>
<w id="4544790">est</w>, <w id="4544792">breve</w> <w id="4544793">enim</w> <w id="4544794">tempus</w> <w id="4544795">aetatis</w> <w id="4544796">satis</w> <w id="4544797">longum</w> <w id="4544798">est</w> <w id="4544799">ad</w>

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<w id="4544800">bene</w> <w id="4544801">honesteque</w> <w id="4544802">vivendum</w>; <w id="4544804">sin</w> <w id="4544805">processerit</w> <w id="4544806">longius</w>,
<w id="4544808">non</w> <w id="4544809">magis</w> <w id="4544810">dolendum</w> <w id="4544811">est</w>, <w id="4544813">quam</w> <w id="4544814">agricolae</w> <w id="4544815">dolent</w>
<w id="4544816">praeterita</w> <w id="4544817">verni</w> <w id="4544818">temporis</w> <w id="4544819">suavitate</w> <w id="4544820">aestatem</w> <w id="4544821">autumnumque</w> <w id="4544822">venisse</w>. <reg><w id="4544824">ver</w></reg> <w id="4544825">enim</w> <w id="4544826">tamquam</w> <w id="4544827">adulescentia</w>
<w id="4544828">significat</w> <w id="4544829">ostenditque</w> <w id="4544830">fructus</w> <w id="4544831">futuros</w>; <w id="4544833">reliqua</w> <w id="4544834">autem</w>
<w id="4544835">tempora</w> <w id="4544836">demetendis</w> <w id="4544837">fructibus</w> <w id="4544838">et</w> <w id="4544839">percipiendis</w> <w id="4544840">accommodata</w> <w id="4544841">sunt</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="71" /><reg><w id="4544843">fructus</w></reg> <w id="4544844">autem</w> <w id="4544845">senectutis</w> <w id="4544846">est</w>, <w id="4544848">ut</w> <w id="4544849">saepe</w> <w id="4544850">dixi</w>, <w id="4544852">ante</w>
<w id="4544853">partorum</w> <w id="4544854">bonorum</w> <w id="4544855">memoria</w> <w id="4544856">et</w> <w id="4544857">copia</w>. <reg><w id="4544859">omnia</w></reg> <w id="4544860">autem</w>,
<w id="4544862">quae</w> <w id="4544863">secundum</w> <w id="4544864">naturam</w> <w id="4544865">fiunt</w>, <w id="4544867">sunt</w> <w id="4544868">habenda</w> <w id="4544869">in</w> <w id="4544870">bonis</w>;
<w id="4544872">quid</w> <w id="4544873">est</w> <w id="4544874">autem</w> <w id="4544875">tam</w> <w id="4544876">secundum</w> <w id="4544877">naturam</w> <w id="4544878">quam</w> <w id="4544879">senibus</w>
<w id="4544880">emori</w>? <reg><w id="4544881">quod</w></reg> <w id="4544882">idem</w> <w id="4544883">contingit</w> <w id="4544884">adulescentibus</w> <w id="4544885">adversante</w> <w id="4544886">et</w> <w id="4544887">repugnante</w> <w id="4544888">natura</w>. <reg><w id="4544890">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4544891">adulescentes</w>
<w id="4544892">mihi</w> <w id="4544893">mori</w> <w id="4544894">sic</w> <w id="4544895">videntur</w>, <w id="4544897">ut</w> <w id="4544898">cum</w> <w id="4544899">aquae</w> <w id="4544900">multitudine</w>
<w id="4544901">flammae</w> <w id="4544902">vis</w> <w id="4544903">opprimitur</w>, <w id="4544905">senes</w> <w id="4544906">autem</w> <w id="4544907">sic</w>, <w id="4544909">ut</w> <w id="4544910">cum</w> <w id="4544911">sua</w>
<w id="4544912">sponte</w>, <w id="4544914">nulla</w> <w id="4544915">adhibita</w> <w id="4544916">vi</w>, <w id="4544918">consumptus</w> <w id="4544919">ignis</w> <w id="4544920">exstinguitur</w>, <w id="4544922">et</w> <w id="4544923">quasi</w> <w id="4544924">poma</w> <w id="4544925">ex</w> <w id="4544926">arboribus</w>, <w id="4544928">cruda</w> <w id="4544929">si</w> <w id="4544930">sunt</w>, <w id="4544932">vix</w><ref id="n29" target="ref29" /> 
<w id="4544933">evelluntur</w>, <w id="4544935">si</w> <w id="4544936">matura</w> <w id="4544937">et</w> <w id="4544938">cocta</w>, <w id="4544940">decidunt</w>, <w id="4544942">sic</w> <w id="4544943">vitam</w>
<w id="4544944">adulescentibus</w> <w id="4544945">vis</w> <w id="4544946">aufert</w>, <w id="4544948">senibus</w> <w id="4544949">maturitas</w>; <w id="4544951">quae</w>
<w id="4544952">quidem</w> <w id="4544953">mihi</w> <w id="4544954">tam</w> <w id="4544955">iucunda</w> <w id="4544956">est</w>, <w id="4544958">ut</w>, <w id="4544960">quo</w> <w id="4544961">propius</w> <w id="4544962">ad</w>
<w id="4544963">mortem</w> <w id="4544964">accedam</w>, <w id="4544966">quasi</w> <w id="4544967">terram</w> <w id="4544968">videre</w> <w id="4544969">videar</w> <w id="4544970">aliquandoque</w> <w id="4544971">in</w> <w id="4544972">portum</w> <w id="4544973">ex</w> <w id="4544974">longa</w> <w id="4544975">navigatione</w> <w id="4544976">esse</w>
<w id="4544977">venturus</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="72" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="20" /><reg><w id="4544979">senectutis</w></reg> <w id="4544980">autem</w> <w id="4544981">nullus</w> <w id="4544982">est</w> <w id="4544983">certus</w> <w id="4544984">terminus</w>,
<w id="4544986">recteque</w> <w id="4544987">in</w> <w id="4544988">ea</w> <w id="4544989">vivitur</w>, <w id="4544991">quoad</w> <w id="4544992">munus</w> <w id="4544993">offici</w> <w id="4544994">exsequi</w>
<w id="4544995">et</w> <w id="4544996">tueri</w> <w id="4544997">possit</w> <w id="4544998">mortemque</w> <w id="4544999">contemnere</w>, <w id="4545001">ex</w> <w id="4545002">quo</w> <w id="4545003">fit</w> <w id="4545004">ut</w>
<w id="4545005">animosior</w> <w id="4545006">etiam</w> <w id="4545007">senectus</w> <w id="4545008">sit</w> <w id="4545009">quam</w> <w id="4545010">adulescentia</w> <w id="4545011">et</w>
<w id="4545012">fortior</w>. <reg><w id="4545014">hoc</w></reg> <w id="4545015">illud</w> <w id="4545016">est</w>, <w id="4545018">quod</w> <w id="4545019">Pisistrato</w> <w id="4545020">tyranno</w> <w id="4545021">a</w>

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<w id="4545022">Solone</w> <w id="4545023">responsum</w> <w id="4545024">est</w>, <w id="4545026">cum</w> <w id="4545027">illi</w> <w id="4545028">quaerenti</w> <w id="4545029">qua</w> <w id="4545030">tandem</w>
<w id="4545031">re</w> <w id="4545032">fretus</w> <w id="4545033">sibi</w> <w id="4545034">tam</w> <w id="4545035">audaciter</w> <w id="4545036">obsisteret</w> <w id="4545037">respondisse</w>
<w id="4545038">dicitur</w> <quote><w id="4545039">senectute</w>.</quote> <reg><w id="4545041">sed</w></reg> <w id="4545042">vivendi</w> <w id="4545043">est</w> <w id="4545044">finis</w> <w id="4545045">optimus</w>,
<w id="4545047">cum</w> <w id="4545048">integra</w> <w id="4545049">mente</w> <w id="4545050">certisque</w> <w id="4545051">sensibus</w> <w id="4545052">opus</w> <w id="4545053">ipsa</w>
<w id="4545054">suum</w> <w id="4545055">eadem</w> <w id="4545056">quae</w> <w id="4545057">coagmentavit</w> <w id="4545058">natura</w> <w id="4545059">dissolvit</w>.
<reg><w id="4545061">ut</w></reg> <w id="4545062">navem</w>, <w id="4545064">ut</w> <w id="4545065">aedificium</w> <w id="4545066">idem</w> <w id="4545067">destruit</w> <w id="4545068">facillime</w> <w id="4545069">qui</w>
<w id="4545070">construxit</w>, <w id="4545072">sic</w> <w id="4545073">hominem</w> <w id="4545074">eadem</w> <w id="4545075">optime</w> <w id="4545076">quae</w> <w id="4545077">conglutinavit</w> <w id="4545078">natura</w> <w id="4545079">dissolvit</w>. <reg><w id="4545081">iam</w></reg> <w id="4545082">omnis</w> <w id="4545083">conglutinatio</w>
<w id="4545084">recens</w> <w id="4545085">aegre</w>, <w id="4545087">inveterata</w> <w id="4545088">facile</w> <w id="4545089">divellitur</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4545091">ita</w></reg> <w id="4545092">fit</w> <w id="4545093">ut</w> <w id="4545094">illud</w> <w id="4545095">breve</w> <w id="4545096">vitae</w> <w id="4545097">reliquum</w> <w id="4545098">nec</w> <w id="4545099">avide</w> <w id="4545100">appetendum</w> <w id="4545101">senibus</w> <w id="4545102">nec</w> <w id="4545103">sine</w> <w id="4545104">causa</w> <w id="4545105">deserendum</w> <w id="4545106">sit</w>;
<w id="4545108">vetatque</w> <w id="4545109">Pythagoras</w> <w id="4545110">iniussu</w> <w id="4545111">imperatoris</w>,<milestone unit="section" n="73" /> <w id="4545113">id</w> <w id="4545114">est</w> <w id="4545115">dei</w>,
<w id="4545117">de</w> <w id="4545118">praesidio</w> <w id="4545119">et</w> <w id="4545120">statione</w> <w id="4545121">vitae</w> <w id="4545122">decedere</w>. <name><w id="4545124">Solonis</w></name>
<w id="4545125">quidem</w> <w id="4545126">sapientis</w> <w id="4545127">est</w> <w id="4545128">elogium</w>, <w id="4545130">quo</w> <w id="4545131">se</w> <w id="4545132">negat</w> <w id="4545133">velle</w>
<w id="4545134">suam</w> <w id="4545135">mortem</w> <w id="4545136">dolore</w> <w id="4545137">amicorum</w> <w id="4545138">et</w> <w id="4545139">lamentis</w> <w id="4545140">vacare</w>.
<reg><w id="4545142">volt</w></reg>, <w id="4545144">credo</w>, <w id="4545146">se</w> <w id="4545147">esse</w> <w id="4545148">carum</w> <w id="4545149">suis</w>. <reg><w id="4545151">sed</w></reg> <w id="4545152">haud</w> <w id="4545153">scio</w> <w id="4545154">an</w>
<w id="4545155">melius</w> <w id="4545156">Ennius</w>:

<quote rend="blockquote">
<l><w id="4545157">nemo</w> <w id="4545158">me</w> <w id="4545159">lacrumis</w> <w id="4545160">decoret</w>, <w id="4545162">neque</w> <w id="4545163">funera</w> <w id="4545164">fletu</w> <w id="4545165">faxit</w>.</l></quote>
<reg><w id="4545167">non</w></reg> <w id="4545168">censet</w> <w id="4545169">lugendam</w> <w id="4545170">esse</w> <w id="4545171">mortem</w>, <w id="4545173">quam</w> <w id="4545174">immortalitas</w>
<w id="4545175">consequatur</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="74" /><reg><w id="4545177">iam</w></reg> <w id="4545178">sensus</w> <w id="4545179">moriendi</w> <w id="4545180">aliquis</w> <w id="4545181">esse</w> <w id="4545182">potest</w>, <w id="4545184">isque</w> <w id="4545185">ad</w>
<w id="4545186">exiguum</w> <w id="4545187">tempus</w>, <w id="4545189">praesertim</w> <w id="4545190">seni</w>: <w id="4545191">post</w> <w id="4545192">mortem</w>
<w id="4545193">quidem</w> <w id="4545194">sensus</w> <w id="4545195">aut</w> <w id="4545196">optandus</w> <w id="4545197">aut</w> <w id="4545198">nullus</w> <w id="4545199">est</w>. <reg><w id="4545201">sed</w></reg>
<w id="4545202">hoc</w> <w id="4545203">meditatum</w> <w id="4545204">ab</w> <w id="4545205">adulescentia</w> <w id="4545206">debet</w> <w id="4545207">esse</w>, <w id="4545209">mortem</w>

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<w id="4545210">ut</w> <w id="4545211">neglegamus</w>; <w id="4545213">sine</w> <w id="4545214">qua</w> <w id="4545215">meditatione</w> <w id="4545216">tranquillo</w>
<w id="4545217">animo</w> <w id="4545218">esse</w> <w id="4545219">nemo</w> <w id="4545220">potest</w>. <reg><w id="4545222">moriendum</w></reg> <w id="4545223">enim</w> <w id="4545224">certe</w>
<w id="4545225">est</w>, <w id="4545227">et</w> <w id="4545228">incertum</w> <w id="4545229">an</w> <w id="4545230">hoc</w> <w id="4545231">ipso</w> <w id="4545232">die</w>. <reg><w id="4545234">mortem</w></reg> <w id="4545235">igitur</w>
<w id="4545236">omnibus</w> <w id="4545237">horis</w> <w id="4545238">impendentem</w> <w id="4545239">timens</w> <w id="4545240">qui</w> <w id="4545241">poterit</w>
<w id="4545242">animo</w> <w id="4545243">consistere</w>?<milestone unit="section" n="75" /> <name><w id="4545244">De</w></name> <w id="4545245">qua</w> <w id="4545246">non</w> <w id="4545247">ita</w> <w id="4545248">longa</w> <w id="4545249">disputatione</w> <w id="4545250">opus</w> <w id="4545251">esse</w> <w id="4545252">videtur</w>, <w id="4545254">cum</w> <w id="4545255">recordor</w><ref id="n30" target="ref30" /> <w id="4545256">non</w> <w id="4545257">L</w>. <w id="4545259">Brutum</w>,
<w id="4545261">qui</w> <w id="4545262">in</w> <w id="4545263">liberanda</w> <w id="4545264">patria</w> <w id="4545265">est</w> <w id="4545266">interfectus</w>, <w id="4545268">non</w> <w id="4545269">duos</w>
<w id="4545270">Decios</w>, <w id="4545272">qui</w> <w id="4545273">ad</w> <w id="4545274">voluntariam</w> <w id="4545275">mortem</w> <w id="4545276">cursum</w> <w id="4545277">equorum</w>
<w id="4545278">incitaverunt</w>, <w id="4545280">non</w> <w id="4545281">M</w>. <w id="4545283">Atilium</w>, <w id="4545285">qui</w> <w id="4545286">ad</w> <w id="4545287">supplicium</w> <w id="4545288">est</w>
<w id="4545289">profectus</w> <w id="4545290">ut</w> <w id="4545291">fidem</w> <w id="4545292">hosti</w> <w id="4545293">datam</w> <w id="4545294">conservaret</w>, <w id="4545296">non</w>
<w id="4545297">duos</w> <w id="4545298">Scipiones</w>, <w id="4545300">qui</w> <w id="4545301">iter</w> <w id="4545302">Poenis</w> <w id="4545303">vel</w> <w id="4545304">corporibus</w> <w id="4545305">suis</w>
<w id="4545306">obstruere</w> <w id="4545307">voluerunt</w>, <w id="4545309">non</w> <w id="4545310">avum</w> <w id="4545311">tuum</w> <w id="4545312">L</w>. <w id="4545314">Paulum</w>,
<w id="4545316">qui</w> <w id="4545317">morte</w> <w id="4545318">luit</w> <w id="4545319">collegae</w> <w id="4545320">in</w> <w id="4545321">Cannensi</w> <w id="4545322">ignominia</w> <w id="4545323">temeritatem</w>, <w id="4545325">non</w> <w id="4545326">M</w>. <w id="4545328">Marcellum</w>, <w id="4545330">cuius</w> <w id="4545331">interitum</w> <w id="4545332">ne</w>
<w id="4545333">crudelissimus</w> <w id="4545334">quidem</w> <w id="4545335">hostis</w> <w id="4545336">honore</w> <w id="4545337">sepulturae</w> <w id="4545338">carere</w>
<w id="4545339">passus</w> <w id="4545340">est</w>, <w id="4545342">sed</w> <w id="4545343">legiones</w> <w id="4545344">nostras</w>, <w id="4545346">quod</w> <w id="4545347">scripsi</w> <w id="4545348">in</w>
<w id="4545349">Originibus</w>, <w id="4545351">in</w> <w id="4545352">eum</w> <w id="4545353">locum</w> <w id="4545354">saepe</w> <w id="4545355">profectas</w> <w id="4545356">alacri</w>
<w id="4545357">animo</w> <w id="4545358">et</w> <w id="4545359">erecto</w>, <w id="4545361">unde</w> <w id="4545362">se</w> <w id="4545363">redituras</w> <w id="4545364">numquam</w> <w id="4545365">arbitrarentur</w>. <reg><w id="4545367">quod</w></reg> <w id="4545368">igitur</w> <w id="4545369">adulescentes</w>, <w id="4545371">et</w> <w id="4545372">ei</w> <w id="4545373">quidem</w> <w id="4545374">non</w>
<w id="4545375">solum</w> <w id="4545376">indocti</w> <w id="4545377">sed</w> <w id="4545378">etiam</w> <w id="4545379">rustici</w> <w id="4545380">contemnunt</w>, <w id="4545382">id</w> <w id="4545383">docti</w>
<w id="4545384">senes</w> <w id="4545385">extimescent</w>?</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="76" /><reg><w id="4545386">omnino</w></reg>, <w id="4545388">ut</w> <w id="4545389">mihi</w> <w id="4545390">quidem</w> <w id="4545391">videtur</w> <w id="4545392">studiorum</w><ref id="n31" target="ref31" /> 
<w id="4545393">omnium</w> <w id="4545394">satietas</w> <w id="4545395">vitae</w> <w id="4545396">facit</w> <w id="4545397">satietatem</w>. <reg><w id="4545399">sunt</w></reg> <w id="4545400">pueritiae</w> <w id="4545401">studia</w> <w id="4545402">certa</w>: <w id="4545403">num</w> <w id="4545404">igitur</w> <w id="4545405">ea</w> <w id="4545406">desiderant</w> <w id="4545407">adulescentes</w>? <reg><w id="4545408">sunt</w></reg> <w id="4545409">ineuntis</w> <w id="4545410">adulescentiae</w>: <w id="4545411">num</w> <w id="4545412">ea</w> <w id="4545413">constans</w> <w id="4545414">iam</w> <w id="4545415">requirit</w> <w id="4545416">aetas</w>, <w id="4545418">quae</w> <w id="4545419">media</w> <w id="4545420">dicitur</w>? <reg><w id="4545421">sunt</w></reg>
<w id="4545422">etiam</w> <w id="4545423">eius</w> <w id="4545424">aetatis</w>: <w id="4545425">ne</w> <w id="4545426">ea</w> <w id="4545427">quidem</w> <w id="4545428">quaeruntur</w> <w id="4545429">in</w>
<w id="4545430">senectute</w>. <reg><w id="4545432">sunt</w></reg> <w id="4545433">extrema</w> <w id="4545434">quaedam</w> <w id="4545435">studia</w> <w id="4545436">senectutis</w>: <w id="4545437">ergo</w>, <w id="4545439">ut</w> <w id="4545440">superiorum</w> <w id="4545441">aetatum</w> <w id="4545442">studia</w> <w id="4545443">occidunt</w>,

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<w id="4545445">sic</w> <w id="4545446">occidunt</w> <w id="4545447">etiam</w> <w id="4545448">senectutis</w>; <w id="4545450">quod</w> <w id="4545451">cum</w> <w id="4545452">evenit</w>,
<w id="4545454">satietas</w> <w id="4545455">vitae</w> <w id="4545456">tempus</w> <w id="4545457">maturum</w> <w id="4545458">mortis</w> <w id="4545459">affert</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="77" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="21" /><reg><w id="4545461">non</w></reg> <w id="4545462">enim</w> <w id="4545463">video</w>, <w id="4545465">cur</w>, <w id="4545467">quid</w> <w id="4545468">ipse</w> <w id="4545469">sentiam</w> <w id="4545470">de</w>
<w id="4545471">morte</w>, <w id="4545473">non</w> <w id="4545474">audeam</w> <w id="4545475">vobis</w> <w id="4545476">dicere</w>, <w id="4545478">quod</w> <w id="4545479">eo</w> <w id="4545480">cernere</w>
<w id="4545481">mihi</w> <w id="4545482">melius</w> <w id="4545483">videor</w>, <w id="4545485">quo</w> <w id="4545486">ab</w> <w id="4545487">ea</w> <w id="4545488">propius</w> <w id="4545489">absum</w>. <reg><w id="4545491">ego</w></reg>
<w id="4545492">vestros</w> <w id="4545493">patres</w>, <w id="4545495">P</w>. <w id="4545497">Scipio</w> <w id="4545498">tuque</w>, <w id="4545500">C</w>. <w id="4545502">Laeli</w>, <w id="4545504">viros</w> <w id="4545505">clarissimos</w> <w id="4545506">mihique</w> <w id="4545507">amicissimos</w>, <w id="4545509">vivere</w> <w id="4545510">arbitror</w> <w id="4545511">et</w> <corr sic="earn"><w id="4545512">eam</w></corr>
<w id="4545513">quidem</w> <w id="4545514">vitam</w>, <w id="4545516">quae</w> <w id="4545517">est</w> <w id="4545518">sola</w> <w id="4545519">vita</w> <w id="4545520">nominanda</w>. <reg><w id="4545522">nam</w></reg>
<w id="4545523">dum</w> <w id="4545524">sumus</w> <w id="4545525">inclusi</w> <w id="4545526">in</w> <w id="4545527">his</w> <w id="4545528">compagibus</w> <w id="4545529">corporis</w>, <w id="4545531">munere</w>
<w id="4545532">quodam</w> <w id="4545533">necessitatis</w> <w id="4545534">et</w> <w id="4545535">gravi</w> <w id="4545536">opere</w> <w id="4545537">perfungimur</w>;
<w id="4545539">est</w> <w id="4545540">enim</w> <w id="4545541">animus</w> <w id="4545542">caelestis</w> <w id="4545543">ex</w> <w id="4545544">altissimo</w> <w id="4545545">domicilio</w>
<w id="4545546">depressus</w> <w id="4545547">et</w> <w id="4545548">quasi</w> <w id="4545549">demersus</w> <w id="4545550">in</w> <w id="4545551">terram</w>, <w id="4545553">locum</w> <w id="4545554">divinae</w>
<w id="4545555">naturae</w> <w id="4545556">aeternitatique</w> <w id="4545557">contrarium</w>. <reg><w id="4545559">sed</w></reg> <w id="4545560">credo</w> <w id="4545561">deos</w>
<w id="4545562">immortalis</w> <w id="4545563">sparsisse</w> <w id="4545564">animos</w> <w id="4545565">in</w> <w id="4545566">corpora</w> <w id="4545567">humana</w>, <w id="4545569">ut</w>
<w id="4545570">essent</w> <w id="4545571">qui</w> <w id="4545572">terras</w> <w id="4545573">tuerentur</w> <w id="4545574">quique</w> <w id="4545575">caelestium</w>
<w id="4545576">ordinem</w> <w id="4545577">contemplantes</w> <w id="4545578">imitarentur</w> <w id="4545579">eum</w> <w id="4545580">vitae</w> <w id="4545581">modo</w>
<w id="4545582">atque</w> <w id="4545583">constantia</w>. <reg><w id="4545585">nec</w></reg> <w id="4545586">me</w> <w id="4545587">solum</w> <w id="4545588">ratio</w> <w id="4545589">ac</w> <w id="4545590">disputatio</w>
<w id="4545591">impulit</w> <w id="4545592">ut</w> <w id="4545593">ita</w> <w id="4545594">crederem</w>, <w id="4545596">sed</w> <w id="4545597">nobilitas</w> <w id="4545598">etiam</w> <w id="4545599">summorum</w> <w id="4545600">philosophorum</w> <w id="4545601">et</w> <w id="4545602">auctoritas</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="78" /><reg><w id="4545604">audiebam</w></reg> <corr sic="Pythagoran"><w id="4545605">Pythagoram</w></corr> <w id="4545606">Pythagoriosque</w>, <w id="4545608">incolas</w>
<w id="4545609">paene</w> <w id="4545610">nostros</w>, <w id="4545612">qui</w> <w id="4545613">essent</w> <w id="4545614">Italici</w> <w id="4545615">philosophi</w> <w id="4545616">quondam</w>
<w id="4545617">nominati</w>, <w id="4545619">numquam</w> <w id="4545620">dubitasse</w> <w id="4545621">quin</w> <w id="4545622">ex</w> <w id="4545623">universa</w> <w id="4545624">mente</w>
<w id="4545625">divina</w> <w id="4545626">delibatos</w> <w id="4545627">animos</w> <w id="4545628">haberemus</w>. <reg><w id="4545630">demonstrabantur</w></reg> <w id="4545631">mihi</w> <w id="4545632">praeterea</w> <w id="4545633">quae</w> <w id="4545634">Socrates</w> <w id="4545635">supremo</w> <w id="4545636">vitae</w>
<w id="4545637">die</w> <w id="4545638">de</w> <w id="4545639">immortalitate</w> <w id="4545640">animorum</w> <w id="4545641">disseruisset</w>, <w id="4545643">is</w> <w id="4545644">qui</w>
<w id="4545645">esset</w> <w id="4545646">omnium</w> <w id="4545647">sapientissimus</w> <w id="4545648">oraculo</w> <w id="4545649">Apollinis</w> <w id="4545650">iudicatus</w>. <reg><w id="4545652">quid</w></reg> <w id="4545653">multa</w>? <name><w id="4545654">Sic</w></name> <w id="4545655">mihi</w> <w id="4545656">persuasi</w>, <w id="4545658">sic</w> <w id="4545659">sentio</w>,
<w id="4545661">cum</w> <w id="4545662">tanta</w> <w id="4545663">celeritas</w> <w id="4545664">animorum</w> <w id="4545665">sit</w>, <w id="4545667">tanta</w> <w id="4545668">memoria</w>

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<w id="4545669">praeteritorum</w> <w id="4545670">futurorumque</w> <w id="4545671">prudentia</w>, <w id="4545673">tot</w> <w id="4545674">artes</w>,
<w id="4545676">tantae</w> <w id="4545677">scientiae</w>, <w id="4545679">tot</w> <w id="4545680">inventa</w>, <w id="4545682">non</w> <w id="4545683">posse</w> <corr sic="earn"><w id="4545684">eam</w></corr> <w id="4545685">naturam</w>,
<w id="4545687">quae</w> <w id="4545688">res</w> <w id="4545689">eas</w> <w id="4545690">contineat</w>, <w id="4545692">esse</w> <w id="4545693">mortalem</w>; <w id="4545695">cumque</w>
<w id="4545696">semper</w> <w id="4545697">agitetur</w> <w id="4545698">animus</w> <w id="4545699">nec</w> <w id="4545700">principium</w> <w id="4545701">motus</w> <w id="4545702">habeat</w>,
<w id="4545704">quia</w> <w id="4545705">se</w> <w id="4545706">ipse</w> <w id="4545707">moveat</w>, <w id="4545709">ne</w> <w id="4545710">finem</w> <w id="4545711">quidem</w> <w id="4545712">habiturum</w>
<w id="4545713">esse</w> <w id="4545714">motus</w>, <w id="4545716">quia</w> <w id="4545717">numquam</w> <w id="4545718">se</w> <w id="4545719">ipse</w> <w id="4545720">sit</w> <w id="4545721">relicturus</w>;
<w id="4545723">et</w> <w id="4545724">cum</w> <w id="4545725">simplex</w> <w id="4545726">animi</w> <w id="4545727">natura</w> <w id="4545728">esset</w> <w id="4545729">neque</w> <w id="4545730">haberet</w> <w id="4545731">in</w>
<w id="4545732">se</w> <w id="4545733">quicquam</w> <w id="4545734">admixtum</w> <w id="4545735">dispar</w> <w id="4545736">sui</w> <w id="4545737">atque</w> <w id="4545738">dissimile</w>,
<w id="4545740">non</w> <w id="4545741">posse</w> <w id="4545742">eum</w> <w id="4545743">dividi</w>, <w id="4545745">quod</w> <w id="4545746">si</w> <w id="4545747">non</w> <w id="4545748">posset</w>, <w id="4545750">non</w> <w id="4545751">posse</w>
<w id="4545752">interire</w>; <w id="4545754">magnoque</w> <w id="4545755">esse</w> <w id="4545756">argumento</w> <w id="4545757">homines</w> <w id="4545758">scire</w>
<w id="4545759">pleraque</w> <w id="4545760">ante</w> <w id="4545761">quam</w> <w id="4545762">nati</w> <w id="4545763">sint</w>, <w id="4545765">quod</w> <w id="4545766">iam</w> <w id="4545767">pueri</w>, <w id="4545769">cum</w>
<w id="4545770">artis</w> <w id="4545771">difficilis</w> <w id="4545772">discant</w>, <w id="4545774">ita</w> <w id="4545775">celeriter</w> <w id="4545776">res</w> <w id="4545777">innumerabilis</w>
<w id="4545778">arripiant</w>, <w id="4545780">ut</w> <w id="4545781">eas</w> <w id="4545782">non</w> <w id="4545783">tum</w> <w id="4545784">primum</w> <w id="4545785">accipere</w> <w id="4545786">videantur</w>,
<w id="4545788">sed</w> <w id="4545789">reminisci</w> <w id="4545790">et</w> <w id="4545791">recordari</w>. <reg><w id="4545793">haec</w></reg> <w id="4545794">Platonis</w> <w id="4545795">fere</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="79" /><milestone unit="chapter" n="22" /><reg><w id="4545797">apud</w></reg> <w id="4545798">Xenophontem</w> <w id="4545799">autem</w> <w id="4545800">moriens</w> <w id="4545801">Cyrus</w>
<w id="4545802">maior</w> <w id="4545803">haec</w> <w id="4545804">dicit</w>: <quote><w id="4545805">nolite</w> <w id="4545806">arbitrari</w>, <w id="4545808">o</w> <w id="4545809">mihi</w> <w id="4545810">carissimi</w>
<w id="4545811">filii</w>, <w id="4545813">me</w>, <w id="4545815">cum</w> <w id="4545816">a</w> <w id="4545817">vobis</w> <w id="4545818">discessero</w>, <w id="4545820">nusquam</w> <w id="4545821">aut</w> <w id="4545822">nullum</w>
<w id="4545823">fore</w>. <reg><w id="4545825">nec</w></reg> <w id="4545826">enim</w>, <w id="4545828">dum</w> <w id="4545829">eram</w> <w id="4545830">vobiscum</w>, <w id="4545832">animum</w> <w id="4545833">meum</w>
<w id="4545834">videbatis</w>, <w id="4545836">sed</w> <w id="4545837">eum</w> <w id="4545838">esse</w> <w id="4545839">in</w> <w id="4545840">hoc</w> <w id="4545841">corpore</w> <w id="4545842">ex</w> <w id="4545843">eis</w> <w id="4545844">rebus</w>
<w id="4545845">quas</w> <w id="4545846">gerebam</w> <w id="4545847">intellegebatis</w>. <reg><w id="4545849">eundem</w></reg> <w id="4545850">igitur</w> <w id="4545851">esse</w>
<w id="4545852">creditote</w>, <w id="4545854">etiam</w> <w id="4545855">si</w> <w id="4545856">nullum</w> <w id="4545857">videbitis</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="80" /> <reg><w id="4545859">nec</w></reg> <w id="4545860">vero</w>
<w id="4545861">clarorum</w> <w id="4545862">virorum</w> <w id="4545863">post</w> <w id="4545864">mortem</w> <w id="4545865">honores</w> <w id="4545866">permanerent</w>, <w id="4545868">si</w> <w id="4545869">nihil</w> <w id="4545870">eorum</w> <w id="4545871">ipsorum</w> <w id="4545872">animi</w> <w id="4545873">efficerent</w>, <w id="4545875">quo</w>
<w id="4545876">diutius</w> <w id="4545877">memoriam</w> <w id="4545878">sui</w> <w id="4545879">teneremus</w>. <reg><w id="4545881">mihi</w></reg> <w id="4545882">quidem</w>
<w id="4545883">numquam</w> <w id="4545884">persuaderi</w> <w id="4545885">potuit</w> <w id="4545886">animos</w> <w id="4545887">dum</w> <w id="4545888">in</w> <w id="4545889">corporibus</w> <w id="4545890">essent</w> <w id="4545891">mortalibus</w> <w id="4545892">vivere</w>, <w id="4545894">cum</w> <w id="4545895">excessissent</w> <w id="4545896">ex</w>
<w id="4545897">eis</w> <w id="4545898">emori</w>; <w id="4545900">nec</w> <w id="4545901">vero</w> <w id="4545902">tum</w> <w id="4545903">animum</w> <w id="4545904">esse</w> <w id="4545905">insipientem</w>
<w id="4545906">cum</w> <w id="4545907">ex</w> <w id="4545908">insipienti</w> <w id="4545909">corpore</w> <w id="4545910">evasisset</w>, <w id="4545912">sed</w> <w id="4545913">cum</w> <w id="4545914">omni</w>

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<w id="4545915">admixtione</w> <w id="4545916">corporis</w> <w id="4545917">liberatus</w> <w id="4545918">purus</w> <w id="4545919">et</w> <w id="4545920">integer</w> <w id="4545921">esse</w>
<w id="4545922">coepisset</w>, <w id="4545924">tum</w> <w id="4545925">esse</w> <w id="4545926">sapientem</w>. <reg><w id="4545928">atque</w></reg> <w id="4545929">etiam</w>, <w id="4545931">cum</w>
<w id="4545932">hominis</w> <w id="4545933">natura</w> <w id="4545934">morte</w> <w id="4545935">dissolvitur</w>, <w id="4545937">ceterarum</w> <corr sic="rerun"><w id="4545938">rerum</w></corr>
<w id="4545939">perspicuum</w> <w id="4545940">est</w> <w id="4545941">quo</w> <w id="4545942">quaeque</w> <w id="4545943">discedat</w>, <w id="4545945">abeunt</w> <w id="4545946">enim</w>
<w id="4545947">illuc</w> <w id="4545948">omnia</w>, <w id="4545950">unde</w> <w id="4545951">orta</w> <w id="4545952">sunt</w>; <w id="4545954">animus</w> <w id="4545955">autem</w> <w id="4545956">solus</w> <w id="4545957">nec</w>
<w id="4545958">cum</w> <w id="4545959">adest</w> <w id="4545960">nec</w> <w id="4545961">cum</w> <w id="4545962">discessit</w> <w id="4545963">apparet</w>. <reg><w id="4545965">iam</w></reg> <w id="4545966">vero</w>
<w id="4545967">videtis</w> <w id="4545968">nihil</w> <w id="4545969">esse</w> <w id="4545970">morti</w> <w id="4545971">tam</w> <w id="4545972">simile</w> <w id="4545973">quam</w> <w id="4545974">somnum</w>.
<milestone unit="section" n="81" /><reg><w id="4545976">atqui</w></reg> <w id="4545977">dormientium</w> <w id="4545978">animi</w> <w id="4545979">maxime</w> <w id="4545980">declarant</w> <w id="4545981">divinitatem</w> <w id="4545982">suam</w>; <w id="4545984">multa</w> <w id="4545985">enim</w>, <w id="4545987">cum</w> <w id="4545988">remissi</w> <w id="4545989">et</w> <w id="4545990">liberi</w> <w id="4545991">sunt</w>,
<w id="4545993">futura</w> <w id="4545994">prospiciunt</w>; <w id="4545996">ex</w> <w id="4545997">quo</w> <w id="4545998">intellegitur</w> <w id="4545999">quales</w>
<w id="4546000">futuri</w> <w id="4546001">sint</w>, <w id="4546003">cum</w> <w id="4546004">se</w> <w id="4546005">plane</w> <w id="4546006">corporis</w> <w id="4546007">vinculis</w> <w id="4546008">relaxaverint</w>. <reg><w id="4546010">qua</w></reg> <w id="4546011">re</w>, <w id="4546013">si</w> <w id="4546014">haec</w> <w id="4546015">ita</w> <w id="4546016">sunt</w>, <w id="4546018">sic</w> <w id="4546019">me</w> <w id="4546020">colitote</w>,</quote>
<w id="4546022">inquit</w>, <quote><w id="4546024">ut</w> <w id="4546025">deum</w>, <w id="4546027">sin</w> <w id="4546028">una</w> <w id="4546029">est</w> <w id="4546030">interiturus</w> <w id="4546031">animus</w> <w id="4546032">cum</w>
<w id="4546033">corpore</w>, <w id="4546035">vos</w> <w id="4546036">tamen</w>, <w id="4546038">deos</w> <w id="4546039">verentes</w>, <w id="4546041">qui</w> <w id="4546042">hanc</w> <w id="4546043">omnem</w>
<w id="4546044">pulchritudinem</w> <w id="4546045">tuentur</w> <w id="4546046">et</w> <w id="4546047">regunt</w>, <w id="4546049">memoriam</w> <w id="4546050">nostri</w>
<w id="4546051">pie</w> <w id="4546052">inviolateque</w> <w id="4546053">servabitis</w>.</quote> <milestone unit="chapter" n="23" /><name><w id="4546055">Cyrus</w></name> <w id="4546056">quidem</w>
<w id="4546057">haec</w> <w id="4546058">moriens</w>; <w id="4546060">nos</w>, <w id="4546062">si</w> <w id="4546063">placet</w>, <w id="4546065">nostra</w> <w id="4546066">videamus</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="82" /><reg><w id="4546068">nemo</w></reg> <w id="4546069">umquam</w> <w id="4546070">mihi</w>, <w id="4546072">Scipio</w>,<w id="4546074">persuadebit</w> <w id="4546075">aut</w> <w id="4546076">patrem</w>
<w id="4546077">tuum</w> <w id="4546078">Paulum</w>, <w id="4546080">aut</w> <w id="4546081">duos</w> <w id="4546082">avos</w> <w id="4546083">Paulum</w> <w id="4546084">et</w> <w id="4546085">Africanum</w>,
<w id="4546087">aut</w> <w id="4546088">Africani</w> <w id="4546089">patrem</w> <w id="4546090">aut</w> <w id="4546091">patruum</w>, <w id="4546093">aut</w> <w id="4546094">multos</w> <w id="4546095">praestantis</w> <w id="4546096">viros</w>, <w id="4546098">quos</w> <w id="4546099">enumerare</w> <w id="4546100">non</w> <w id="4546101">est</w> <w id="4546102">necesse</w>, <w id="4546104">tanta</w>
<w id="4546105">esse</w> <w id="4546106">conatos</w> <w id="4546107">quae</w> <w id="4546108">ad</w> <w id="4546109">posteritatis</w> <w id="4546110">memoriam</w> <w id="4546111">pertinerent</w>, <w id="4546113">nisi</w> <w id="4546114">animo</w> <w id="4546115">cernerent</w> <w id="4546116">posteritatem</w> <w id="4546117">ad</w> <w id="4546118">ipsos</w>
<w id="4546119">pertinere</w>. <reg><w id="4546121">anne</w></reg> <w id="4546122">censes</w>, <w id="4546124">ut</w> <w id="4546125">de</w> <w id="4546126">me</w> <w id="4546127">ipse</w> <w id="4546128">aliquid</w> <w id="4546129">more</w>
<w id="4546130">senum</w> <w id="4546131">glorier</w>, <w id="4546133">me</w> <w id="4546134">tantos</w> <w id="4546135">labores</w> <w id="4546136">diurnos</w> <w id="4546137">nocturnosque</w> <w id="4546138">domi</w> <w id="4546139">militiaeque</w> <w id="4546140">suscepturum</w> <w id="4546141">fuisse</w>, <w id="4546143">si</w> <w id="4546144">isdem</w>
<w id="4546145">finibus</w> <w id="4546146">gloriam</w> <w id="4546147">meam</w> <w id="4546148">quibus</w> <w id="4546149">vitam</w> <w id="4546150">essem</w> <w id="4546151">termina</w>-

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<w id="4546152">turus</w>? <reg><w id="4546153">nonne</w></reg> <w id="4546154">melius</w> <w id="4546155">multo</w> <w id="4546156">fuisset</w> <w id="4546157">otiosam</w> <w id="4546158">et</w>
<w id="4546159">quietam</w> <w id="4546160">aetatem</w> <w id="4546161">sine</w> <w id="4546162">ullo</w> <w id="4546163">labore</w> <w id="4546164">et</w> <w id="4546165">contentione</w>
<w id="4546166">traducere</w>? <reg><w id="4546167">sed</w></reg> <w id="4546168">nescio</w> <w id="4546169">quo</w> <w id="4546170">modo</w> <w id="4546171">animus</w> <w id="4546172">erigens</w> <w id="4546173">se</w>
<w id="4546174">posteritatem</w> <w id="4546175">ita</w> <w id="4546176">semper</w> <w id="4546177">prospiciebat</w>, <w id="4546179">quasi</w>, <w id="4546181">cum</w>
<w id="4546182">excessisset</w> <w id="4546183">e</w> <w id="4546184">vita</w>, <w id="4546186">tum</w> <w id="4546187">denique</w> <w id="4546188">victurus</w> <w id="4546189">esset</w>. <reg><w id="4546191">quod</w></reg>
<w id="4546192">quidem</w> <w id="4546193">ni</w> <w id="4546194">ita</w> <w id="4546195">se</w> <w id="4546196">haberet</w> <w id="4546197">ut</w> <w id="4546198">animi</w> <w id="4546199">immortales</w> <w id="4546200">essent</w>,
<w id="4546202">haud</w> <w id="4546203">optimi</w> <w id="4546204">cuiusque</w> <w id="4546205">animus</w> <w id="4546206">maxime</w> <w id="4546207">ad</w> <w id="4546208">immortalitatis</w> <w id="4546209">gloriam</w> <w id="4546210">niteretur</w>. <reg><w id="4546212">quid</w></reg> <w id="4546213">quod</w> <w id="4546214">sapientissimus</w> <w id="4546215">quisque</w> <w id="4546216">aequissimo</w> <w id="4546217">animo</w> <w id="4546218">moritur</w>,<milestone unit="section" n="83" /> <w id="4546220">stultissimus</w>
<w id="4546221">iniquissimo</w>, <w id="4546223">nonne</w> <w id="4546224">vobis</w> <w id="4546225">videtur</w> <w id="4546226">is</w> <w id="4546227">animus</w>, <w id="4546229">qui</w> <w id="4546230">plus</w>
<w id="4546231">cernat</w> <w id="4546232">et</w> <w id="4546233">longius</w>, <w id="4546235">videre</w> <w id="4546236">se</w> <w id="4546237">ad</w> <w id="4546238">meliora</w> <w id="4546239">proficisci</w>,
<w id="4546241">ille</w> <w id="4546242">autem</w>, <w id="4546244">cuius</w> <w id="4546245">obtusior</w> <w id="4546246">sit</w> <w id="4546247">acies</w>, <w id="4546249">non</w> <w id="4546250">videre</w>?</p>
<p><reg><w id="4546251">equidem</w></reg> <w id="4546252">efferor</w> <w id="4546253">studio</w> <w id="4546254">patres</w> <w id="4546255">vestros</w> <w id="4546256">quos</w> <w id="4546257">colui</w>
<w id="4546258">et</w> <w id="4546259">dilexi</w> <w id="4546260">videndi</w>, <w id="4546262">neque</w> <w id="4546263">vero</w> <w id="4546264">eos</w> <w id="4546265">solum</w> <w id="4546266">convenire</w>
<w id="4546267">aveo</w>, <w id="4546269">quos</w> <w id="4546270">ipse</w> <w id="4546271">cognovi</w>, <w id="4546273">sed</w> <w id="4546274">illos</w> <w id="4546275">etiam</w>, <w id="4546277">de</w> <w id="4546278">quibus</w>
<w id="4546279">audivi</w> <w id="4546280">et</w> <w id="4546281">legi</w> <w id="4546282">et</w> <w id="4546283">ipse</w> <w id="4546284">conscripsi</w>; <w id="4546286">quo</w> <w id="4546287">quidem</w> <w id="4546288">me</w>
<w id="4546289">proficiscentem</w> <w id="4546290">haud</w> <w id="4546291">sane</w> <w id="4546292">quid</w> <w id="4546293">facile</w> <w id="4546294">retraxerit</w>, <w id="4546296">nec</w>
<w id="4546297">tamquam</w> <corr sic="Pelian"><w id="4546298">Peliam</w></corr> <w id="4546299">recoxerit</w>. <reg><w id="4546301">et</w></reg> <w id="4546302">si</w> <w id="4546303">quis</w> <w id="4546304">deus</w> <w id="4546305">mihi</w>
<w id="4546306">largiatur</w> <w id="4546307">ut</w> <w id="4546308">ex</w> <w id="4546309">hac</w> <w id="4546310">aetate</w> <w id="4546311">repuerascam</w> <w id="4546312">et</w> <w id="4546313">in</w> <w id="4546314">cunis</w>
<w id="4546315">vagiam</w>, <w id="4546317">valde</w> <w id="4546318">recusem</w>, <w id="4546320">nec</w> <w id="4546321">vero</w> <w id="4546322">velim</w> <w id="4546323">quasi</w> <w id="4546324">decurso</w>
<w id="4546325">spatio</w> <w id="4546326">ad</w> <w id="4546327">carceres</w> <w id="4546328">a</w> <w id="4546329">calce</w> <w id="4546330">revocari</w>.<milestone unit="section" n="84" /><reg><w id="4546332">quid</w></reg> <w id="4546333">habet</w>
<w id="4546334">enim</w> <w id="4546335">vita</w> <w id="4546336">commodi</w>? <reg><w id="4546337">quid</w></reg> <w id="4546338">non</w> <w id="4546339">potius</w> <w id="4546340">laboris</w>? <reg><w id="4546341">sed</w></reg>
<w id="4546342">habeat</w> <w id="4546343">sane</w>; <w id="4546345">habet</w> <w id="4546346">certe</w> <w id="4546347">tamen</w> <w id="4546348">aut</w> <w id="4546349">satietatem</w>
<w id="4546350">aut</w> <w id="4546351">modum</w>. <reg><w id="4546353">non</w></reg> <w id="4546354">libet</w> <w id="4546355">enim</w> <w id="4546356">mihi</w> <w id="4546357">deplorare</w> <w id="4546358">vitam</w>,
<w id="4546360">quod</w> <w id="4546361">multi</w> <w id="4546362">et</w> <w id="4546363">ei</w> <w id="4546364">docti</w> <w id="4546365">saepe</w> <w id="4546366">fecerunt</w>, <w id="4546368">neque</w> <w id="4546369">me</w>
<w id="4546370">vixisse</w> <w id="4546371">paenitet</w>, <w id="4546373">quoniam</w> <w id="4546374">ita</w> <w id="4546375">vixi</w>, <w id="4546377">ut</w> <w id="4546378">non</w> <w id="4546379">frustra</w>

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<w id="4546380">me</w> <w id="4546381">natum</w> <w id="4546382">existimem</w>, <w id="4546384">et</w> <w id="4546385">ex</w> <w id="4546386">vita</w> <w id="4546387">ita</w> <w id="4546388">discedo</w> <w id="4546389">tamquam</w>
<w id="4546390">ex</w> <w id="4546391">hospitio</w>, <w id="4546393">non</w> <w id="4546394">tamquam</w> <w id="4546395">e</w> <w id="4546396">domo</w>; <w id="4546398">commorandi</w>
<w id="4546399">enim</w> <w id="4546400">natura</w> <corr sic="divorsorium"><w id="4546401">devorsorium</w></corr> <w id="4546402">nobis</w>, <w id="4546404">non</w> <w id="4546405">habitandi</w> <w id="4546406">dedit</w>.</p>
<p><w id="4546408">O</w> <w id="4546409">praeclarum</w> <w id="4546410">diem</w> <w id="4546411">cum</w> <w id="4546412">in</w> <w id="4546413">illud</w> <w id="4546414">divinum</w> <w id="4546415">animorum</w>
<w id="4546416">concilium</w> <w id="4546417">coetumque</w> <w id="4546418">proficiscar</w> <w id="4546419">cumque</w> <w id="4546420">ex</w> <w id="4546421">hac</w>
<w id="4546422">turba</w> <w id="4546423">et</w> <w id="4546424">colluvione</w> <w id="4546425">discedam</w>! <reg><w id="4546426">proficiscar</w></reg> <w id="4546427">enim</w> <w id="4546428">non</w>
<w id="4546429">ad</w> <w id="4546430">eos</w> <w id="4546431">solum</w> <w id="4546432">viros</w>, <w id="4546434">de</w> <w id="4546435">quibus</w> <w id="4546436">ante</w> <w id="4546437">dixi</w>, <w id="4546439">verum</w> <w id="4546440">etiam</w>
<w id="4546441">ad</w> <w id="4546442">Catonem</w> <w id="4546443">meum</w>, <w id="4546445">quo</w> <w id="4546446">nemo</w> <w id="4546447">vir</w> <w id="4546448">melior</w> <w id="4546449">natus</w> <w id="4546450">est</w>,
<w id="4546452">nemo</w> <w id="4546453">pietate</w> <w id="4546454">praestantior</w>, <w id="4546456">cuius</w> <w id="4546457">a</w> <w id="4546458">me</w> <w id="4546459">corpus</w> <w id="4546460">est</w>
<w id="4546461">crematum</w>, <w id="4546463">quod</w> <w id="4546464">contra</w> <w id="4546465">decuit</w> <w id="4546466">ab</w> <w id="4546467">illo</w> <w id="4546468">meum</w>, <w id="4546470">animus</w>
<w id="4546471">vero</w> <w id="4546472">non</w> <w id="4546473">me</w> <w id="4546474">deserens</w> <w id="4546475">sed</w> <w id="4546476">respectans</w>, <w id="4546478">in</w> <w id="4546479">ea</w> <w id="4546480">profecto</w>
<w id="4546481">loca</w> <w id="4546482">discessit</w> <w id="4546483">quo</w> <w id="4546484">mihi</w> <w id="4546485">ipsi</w> <w id="4546486">cernebat</w> <w id="4546487">esse</w> <w id="4546488">veniendum</w>.
<reg><corr sic="quern"><w id="4546490">quem</w></corr></reg> <w id="4546491">ego</w> <w id="4546492">meum</w> <w id="4546493">casum</w> <w id="4546494">fortiter</w> <w id="4546495">ferre</w> <w id="4546496">visus</w> <w id="4546497">sum</w>, <w id="4546499">non</w>
<w id="4546500">quo</w> <w id="4546501">aequo</w> <w id="4546502">animo</w> <w id="4546503">ferrem</w>, <w id="4546505">sed</w> <w id="4546506">me</w> <w id="4546507">ipse</w> <w id="4546508">consolabar</w>
<w id="4546509">existimans</w> <w id="4546510">non</w> <w id="4546511">longinquum</w> <w id="4546512">inter</w> <w id="4546513">nos</w> <w id="4546514">digressum</w> <w id="4546515">et</w>
<w id="4546516">discessum</w> <w id="4546517">fore</w>.</p>
<p><milestone unit="section" n="85" /><name><w id="4546519">His</w></name> <w id="4546520">mihi</w> <w id="4546521">rebus</w>, <w id="4546523">Scipio</w>, <w id="4546525">id</w> <w id="4546526">enim</w> <w id="4546527">te</w> <w id="4546528">cum</w> <w id="4546529">Laelio</w>
<w id="4546530">admirari</w> <w id="4546531">solere</w> <w id="4546532">dixisti</w>, <w id="4546534">levis</w> <w id="4546535">est</w> <w id="4546536">senectus</w>, <w id="4546538">nec</w> <w id="4546539">solum</w>
<w id="4546540">non</w> <w id="4546541">molesta</w>, <w id="4546543">sed</w> <w id="4546544">etiam</w> <w id="4546545">iucunda</w>. <reg><w id="4546547">quod</w></reg> <w id="4546548">si</w> <w id="4546549">in</w> <w id="4546550">hoc</w>
<w id="4546551">erro</w>, <w id="4546553">qui</w> <w id="4546554">animos</w> <w id="4546555">hominum</w> <w id="4546556">immortalis</w> <w id="4546557">esse</w> <w id="4546558">credam</w>,
<w id="4546560">libenter</w> <w id="4546561">erro</w> <w id="4546562">nec</w> <w id="4546563">mihi</w> <w id="4546564">hunc</w> <w id="4546565">errorem</w>, <w id="4546567">quo</w> <w id="4546568">delector</w>,
<w id="4546570">dum</w> <w id="4546571">vivo</w>, <w id="4546573">extorqueri</w> <w id="4546574">volo</w>; <w id="4546576">sin</w> <w id="4546577">mortuus</w>, <w id="4546579">ut</w> <w id="4546580">quidam</w>
<w id="4546581">minuti</w> <w id="4546582">philosophi</w> <w id="4546583">censent</w>, <w id="4546585">nihil</w> <w id="4546586">sentiam</w>, <w id="4546588">non</w> <w id="4546589">vereor</w>
<w id="4546590">ne</w> <w id="4546591">hunc</w> <w id="4546592">errorem</w> <w id="4546593">meum</w> <w id="4546594">philosophi</w> <w id="4546595">mortui</w> <w id="4546596">irrideant</w>.
<reg><w id="4546598">quod</w></reg> <w id="4546599">si</w> <w id="4546600">non</w> <w id="4546601">sumus</w> <w id="4546602">immortales</w> <w id="4546603">futuri</w>, <w id="4546605">tamen</w> <w id="4546606">exstingui</w>
<w id="4546607">homini</w> <w id="4546608">suo</w> <w id="4546609">tempore</w> <w id="4546610">optabile</w> <w id="4546611">est</w>. <reg><w id="4546613">nam</w></reg> <w id="4546614">habet</w> <w id="4546615">natura</w>,
<w id="4546617">ut</w> <w id="4546618">aliarum</w> <w id="4546619">omnium</w> <w id="4546620">rerum</w>, <w id="4546622">sic</w> <w id="4546623">vivendi</w> <w id="4546624">modum</w>.
<reg><w id="4546626">senectus</w></reg> <w id="4546627">autem</w> <w id="4546628">aetatis</w> <w id="4546629">est</w> <w id="4546630">peractio</w> <w id="4546631">tamquam</w> <w id="4546632">fabulae</w>,

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<w id="4546634">cuius</w> <w id="4546635">defetigationem</w><ref id="n32" target="ref32" /> <w id="4546636">fugere</w> <w id="4546637">debemus</w>, <w id="4546639">praesertim</w>
<w id="4546640">adiuncta</w> <w id="4546641">satietate</w>.</p>
<p><reg><w id="4546643">haec</w></reg> <w id="4546644">habui</w> <w id="4546645">de</w> <w id="4546646">senectute</w> <w id="4546647">quae</w> <w id="4546648">dicerem</w>, <w id="4546650">ad</w> <w id="4546651">quam</w>
<w id="4546652">utinam</w> <w id="4546653">veniatis</w>, <w id="4546655">ut</w> <w id="4546656">ea</w>, <w id="4546658">quae</w> <w id="4546659">ex</w> <w id="4546660">me</w> <w id="4546661">audistis</w>, <w id="4546663">re</w>
<w id="4546664">experti</w> <w id="4546665">probare</w> <w id="4546666">possitis</w>!</p>
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