Cicero de Imperio- Chapter 36

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est haec in divina atque incredibilis virtus imperatoris:
this is the god-like and incredible virtue of a general:
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quid? ceterae, quas paulo ante commemorare coeperam, quantae atque quam multae sunt!
well then? the other [virtues] which i had begun to mention a little earlier, how great and how many they are!
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non enim bellandi virtus solum in summo ac perfecto imperatore quaerenda ests, sed multae sunt artes eximiae huius administrae comitesque virtutis.
for not only must the virtue of warfare be sought in a top and perfect general, but there are other exceptional qualities which are helpers and companions of this outstanding virtue.
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ac primum quanta innocentia debent esse imperatores!
and first of all, what great integrity generals must have!
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quanta deinde in omnibus rebus temperantia!
what great moderation in everything!
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quanta fide, quanta facilitate, quanto ingenio, quanta humanitate!
what great loyalty, what great ease, what great character, what great humanity!
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quae breviter qualia sint in Cn. Pompeio consideremus;
let us consider briefly what these things are like in Gnaues Pompey;
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summa enim omnia sunt, Quirites, sed ea magnis ex aliorum contentione quam ipsa per sese cognosci atque intellegi possunt.
for they are all great, Romans, but yet these things can be found out and understood more by comparision with those of others than by themselves.
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well then? the other [virtues] which i had begun to mention a little earlier, how great and how many they are!

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quid? ceterae, quas paulo ante commemorare coeperam, quantae atque quam multae sunt!

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for not only must the virtue of warfare be sought in a top and perfect general, but there are other exceptional qualities which are helpers and companions of this outstanding virtue.

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and first of all, what great integrity generals must have!

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what great moderation in everything!

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