Cicero de Imperio- Chapter 37

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quem enim imperatorem possumus ullo in numero putare, cuius in exercitu centuriatus veneant atque venierint?
for what general can we count at all, in whose army centurionships are on sale, and have been on sale?
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quid hunc hominem magnum aut amplum de re publica cogitare,
what great or honourable thing about the republic [can we think] that this sort of man considers,
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qui pecuniam ex aerario depromptam ad bellum administarandum aut propter cupiditatem provinciae magistratibus diviserit aut propter avaritiam Romae in quaestu reliquerit?
[the sort of man], who has eith, on account of desire for a province, distributed then money, whihc was taken from the treasury for managing the war, among the magistrates, or [who has] on account of avarice, left it behind him at Rome on loan?
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vestra admurmuratio facit, Quirites, ut agnoscere videamini, qui haec fecerint:
your murmuring, Romans, shows that you recognise those who have done these things:
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ego autem nomino neminem; quare irasci mihi nemo poterit, nisi qui ante de se voluerit confiteri.
but I name no one, because no one will be able to be angry with me, who will not also have previously been willing to make a confession about himself.
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itaque propter hanc avaritiam imperatorum quantas clamitates, quocumque ventum est, nostri exercitus ferant, quis ignorat?
therefore who does not know what terrible calamities our armies bring, wherever they go through this avarice of the generals?
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what great or honourable thing about the republic [can we think] that this sort of man considers,

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quid hunc hominem magnum aut amplum de re publica cogitare,

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[the sort of man], who has eith, on account of desire for a province, distributed then money, whihc was taken from the treasury for managing the war, among the magistrates, or [who has] on account of avarice, left it behind him at Rome on loan?

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your murmuring, Romans, shows that you recognise those who have done these things:

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but I name no one, because no one will be able to be angry with me, who will not also have previously been willing to make a confession about himself.

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