Cicero de Imperio- Chapter 28

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ego enim sic existimo, in summo imperatore quattor has res inesse oportere: scientiam rei militaris,virtutem,auctoritatem, felicitatem.
for I think in this way: that in a great general there should be these four things: knowledge of military affairs,virtue,authority and good fortune.
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quis igitur hoc homine scientor umquam aut fuit aut esse debuit?
who therefore has ever been or should have been more knowledgable than this man?
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qui e ludo atque pueritiae disciplinis, bello maximo atque accerimis hostibus, ad patris exercitum atque in militiae disciplinam profectus est;
who just out of school and boyhood studies, at the time of the greatest war and most bitter enemies, set out to his father's army and into the discipline of military service;
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qui extrema pueritia miles in exercitu fuit summi simperatoris, inuente adulescentia maximi ipse exercitus imperator;
who, in late boyhood was a soldier in the army of the greatest general, in early adolescence was himself the general of a very great army;
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qui saepius *** hoste conflixit quam quisquam *** inimico concertavit, plura bella gessit quam certeri legerunt, plures provincias confecit quam alii concupiverunt;
who has fought with an enemy more often than anyone has disputed with an adversary; who has waged more wars than other men have read about;
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cuius adulescentia ad scientam rei militaris non alienis praeceptis sed suis imperiis, non offensionibus belli sed victoriis, non stipendiis sed triumphis est erudita.
who has completed more duties than others have desired; whose youth was trained towards the knowledge of military affairs, not by the percept of others, but by his own commands, not by the mishaps of war, but by victories, not by years of service but
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(carrying on from previous flashcard)
by triumphs.
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quod denique genus esse belli potest, in quo illum non exercuerit fortuna rei publicae?
finally, what type of war can there be in which the fortune of the republic has not trained him?
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Civile, Africanum, Transalpinum, Hispaniese, servile, navale bellum, varia et diversa genera et bellorum et hostium, non soulm gesta ab hoc uno,
the Civil war, the African war, the Transalpine war, the Spanish war, the Slave war, the naval war, different and diverse kinds of both wars and enemies, not only waged by this one man,
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sed etiam confecta nullam rem esse declarant in usu positam militari, quae huius viri scientiam fugere possit.
but even brought to an end, declare that there is nothing situated within military practice which can escape the knowledge of this man.
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who therefore has ever been or should have been more knowledgable than this man?

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quis igitur hoc homine scientor umquam aut fuit aut esse debuit?

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who just out of school and boyhood studies, at the time of the greatest war and most bitter enemies, set out to his father's army and into the discipline of military service;

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who, in late boyhood was a soldier in the army of the greatest general, in early adolescence was himself the general of a very great army;

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who has fought with an enemy more often than anyone has disputed with an adversary; who has waged more wars than other men have read about;

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