spurious Cicero quote

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Mon Nov 14 01:43:05 UTC 2011

Wilson Gray wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 4:41 PM, David A. Daniel<dad at pokerwiz.com>  wrote:
>> assistance to foreign lands
> That phrase all by itself certifies that this "quote" is utterly
> spurious. The Romans did not supply any form of "assistance" to
> "foreign lands."
Of course, this is the same book in which (if memory serves) one
character speaks of "running for triumvir".

Jim Parish

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