Cicero - de imperio chapter 28

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ergo enim sic extistimo, in summo imperstore quattuor has res inesse opportere- scientiam rei militaris, virtutem, auctoritatem, felicitatem.
for i think that these four qualities should be present in the greatest general- knowledge of military matters, virtue, authority, luck.
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quis igitur hoc homine scientior umquam aut fuit aut esse debuit?
therefore who was ever or ought to have been more knowledgeable than this man?
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qui e ludo atque e puertitiae disciplinis bello maximo atque acerrimus hostibus ad patris exercitum atque in militae disciplinam profectus est;
who set out from school and the teachings of boyhood, to his father's army and the discipline of the military, in a very great war and with the most bitter enemies;
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qui extrema puertitia miles in exercitu fuit summi imperatoris, ineunte adulescentia maximi ipse exercitus imperator;
who at the end of his boyhood was a soldier in the army of the highest general, when entering adolescence he himself was the general of a very great army
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qui saepius *** hoste conflixit quam quisquam *** inimico concertavit, plura bello gessit quam ceteri legerunt
who has clashed more frequently with enemies than anyone has disputed with an enemy, has waged more wars than others have read about
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plures provincias confecit quam alii concupiverunt; cuius adulscentia ad scientiam rei militaris non alienis praeceptis sed suis imperiis,
has subdued more provinces than others have longed for; who's use was trained to the knowledge of the military affairs not by the instruction of others but by his own command
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non offensionibus belli sed victoriis, non stopendiis sed triumphis est erudita?
Not by the obstacles of war but by victories, not by campaigns but by triumphs
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quis igitur hoc homine scientior umquam aut fuit aut esse debuit?

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therefore who was ever or ought to have been more knowledgeable than this man?

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qui e ludo atque e puertitiae disciplinis bello maximo atque acerrimus hostibus ad patris exercitum atque in militae disciplinam profectus est;

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qui extrema puertitia miles in exercitu fuit summi imperatoris, ineunte adulescentia maximi ipse exercitus imperator;

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qui saepius *** hoste conflixit quam quisquam *** inimico concertavit, plura bello gessit quam ceteri legerunt

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