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Twelve Emperors by Suetonius

Julius Caesar, Chapter 7: Julius Caesar quastor in Spain
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As quaestor it fell to his lot to serve in Hispania Ulterior. When he [Note 1] was there, while making the circuit of the towns, to hold court under commission from the praetor, he came to Gades, and noticing a statue of Alexander the Great in the temple of Hercules, he heaved a sigh, and as if out of patience with his own incapacity in having as yet done nothing noteworthy at a time of life when Alexander had already brought the world to his feet, he straightway asked for his discharge, to grasp the first opportunity for greater enterprises at Rome. Furthermore, when he was dismayed by a dream the following night (for he thought that he had offered violence to his mother) the soothsayers inspired him with high hopes by their interpretation, which was that he was destined to rule the world, since the mother whom he had seen in his power was none other than the earth, which is regarded as the common parent of all mankind.

Note 1: he = Julius Caesar

Event: Julius Caesar quastor in Spain