Cassius Dio


Cassius Dio (163-235)

“Let no man be the object of your jealousy, and when you compete with one another let it not be for the personal advantage of this man or that, but to ensure the safety and prosperity of the city.”

  • From a speech attributed to Octavian/Augustus in Cassius Dio’s The Roman History (Book 53, chapter 10), translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert (Penguin Classics, 1987).

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