Livy (59 BCE-17 CE)

“Put it to the test..any time you please, and you will soon see that the self-seeking and cupidity of tyrants is no match for honest indignation fighting to throw off its chains.”

  • From a speech attributed to Marcus Horatius Barbatus by Livy in the History of Rome (Book 5, chapter 39)translated by Aubrey de Sélincourt. New York: Penguin Classics, 2002.

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