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Julius Caesar, Chapter 71: Fidelity to his dependents.
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Even when a young man he [Note 1] showed no lack of devotion and fidelity to his dependents. He defended Masintha, a youth of high birth, against king Hiempsal [of Numidia] with such spirit, that in the dispute he caught the king's son Juba by the beard. On Masintha's being declared tributary to the king, he at once rescued him from those who would carry him off and kept him hidden for some time in his own house; and when presently he left for Hispania after his praetorship, he carried the young man off in his own litter, unnoticed amid the crowd that came to see him off and the lictors with their fasces. |
Note 1: he = Julius Caesar
|Studium et fides erga clientis ne iuueni quidem de fuerunt. Masintham nobilem iuuenem, cum aduersus Hiempsalem regem tam enixe defendisset, ut Iubae regis filio in altercatione barbam inuaserit, stipendiarium quoque pronuntiatum et abstrahentibus statim eripuit occultauitque apud se diu et mox ex praetura proficiscens in Hispaniam inter officia prosequentium fascesque lictorum lectica sua auexit.|