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lib. I: Balbum quanti faciam quamque ei me totum dicaverim, ex ipso scies. (Non. 444 L.)

3. ‘Improbum’ est . . . minime probum. M. Tullius epistula ad Caesarem lib. I: debes odisse improbitatem eius qui2 impudentissime3 nomen deleg<av>erit4 (Non. 513 L.)

5. ‘Ferox’ . . . arrogans . . . M. Tullius epistula ad Caesarem lib. I: itaque vereor ne ferociorem faciant tu<a> tam praeclara iudicia de eo.5 (Non. 474 L.)

7. ‘Monumenti’ proprietatem a monendo M. Tullius exprimendam putavit ad Caesarem epistula II: sed ego quae monumenti ratio sit nomine ipso admoneor; ad memoriam magis spectare debet posteritatis quam ad praesentis temporis gratiam. (Non. 47 L.)

8. ‘Locandi’ significatio manifesta est, ut aut operis locandi aut fundi. M. Tullius epistula ad Caesarem lib. II: vel quod locatio ipsa pretiosa. (Non. 537 L.)

9. ‘Dimittere’ est derelinquere. M. Tullius ad Caesarem lib. III: quae si videres, non te exercitu retinendo tuer<er> is6 sed eo tradito aut dimisso. (Non. 441 L.)

10. ‘Contemnere’ et ‘despicere’ eo distant quod est despicere gravius quam contemnere. M. Tullius . . . ad Caesarem

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regard I have for Balbus, how entirely devoted I am to him, he himself will tell you.6

3. M. Tullius in a letter to Caesar, Book I: You ought to be disgusted at his effrontery in reassigning the debt7—most impudent!

5. So I am afraid that your dazzling appreciations of him may make him rather uppish.8

7. M. Tullius thought that the meaning of monumentum is to be derived from monendo (‘reminding’); Letter to Caesar, Book II: But what a monument is about, I am admonished by the word itself. It should pay regard to the memory of posterity rather than the approval of the present day.9

8. M. Tullius in a letter to Caesar, Book II: The letting itself is expensive.10

9. M. Tullius to Caesar, Book III: If you saw this, you would protect yourself not by keeping your army but by handing it over or letting it go.11

10. M. Tullius to Caesar, Book III: Some of your friends

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.marcus_tullius_cicero-letter_fragments.2002