Cicero de Imperio- Chapter 27

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satis mihi multa verbis fecisse videor, quare esset hoc bellum genere ipso necessarium, magnitudine periculosum:
I seem to me to have said enough, many words many words why this war is in its very nature necessary, in its magnituse dangerous:
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restat ut de imperatore ad id bellum deligendo ac tantis rebus praeficiendo dicendum esse videatur.
it remains that it seems that i must speak about the general who ought to be selected for that war, and who should be put in charge of such great matters.
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utinam, Quirites, vivorum fortium atque innocentium copiam tantam habereits, ut haec vobis deliberatio difficilis esset, quemnam potissimum tantis rebus ac tanto bello praeficiendum putaretis!
if only, Romans, you had such a large supply of brave and blameless men, that this deliberation was difficult for you, whom you thought best of all to be put in charge of such great matters and such a great war!
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nunc vero *** sit unus Cn. Pompeius, qui non modo eorum hominum, qui nunc sunt, gloriam, sed etiam antiquitatis memoriam virtute superarit, quae res est quae cuisquam animum in hac causa dubium facere possit?
but now, when there is Gnaeus Pompeius alone, who has exceeded in virtue, not only the glory of those men who are now alive, but even the recollection of antiquity, what matter is there that can make anyone's mind doubtful in this case?
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it remains that it seems that i must speak about the general who ought to be selected for that war, and who should be put in charge of such great matters.

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restat ut de imperatore ad id bellum deligendo ac tantis rebus praeficiendo dicendum esse videatur.

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if only, Romans, you had such a large supply of brave and blameless men, that this deliberation was difficult for you, whom you thought best of all to be put in charge of such great matters and such a great war!

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but now, when there is Gnaeus Pompeius alone, who has exceeded in virtue, not only the glory of those men who are now alive, but even the recollection of antiquity, what matter is there that can make anyone's mind doubtful in this case?

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