de imperio: 30


Latin

Testis est Italia, quam ille ipse victor L. Sulla huius virtute et subsidio confessus est liberata. Testis est Sicilia, quam multis undique cinctam periculis non terrore belli, sed consili celeritate explicavit. Testis est Africa, quae, magnis oppressa hostium copiis, eorum ipsorum sanguine redundavit. Testis est Gallia, per quam legionibus nostris iter in Hispaniam Gallorum internecione patefactum est. Testis est Hispania, quae saepissime plurimos hostis ab hoc superatos prostratosque conspexit. Testis est iterum et saepius Italia, quae cum servili bello taetro periculosoque premeretur, ab hoc auxilium absente expetivit: quod bellum exspectatione eius attenuatum atque imminutum est, adventu sublatum ac sepultum.

English

Italy is my witness, which that winner himself, Lucius Sulla, confessed had been freed by the courage and assistance of this man: Sicily is my witness, which, surrounded by many dangers on all sides, he disentangled, not by the terror of war, but by the speed of his stratagem: Africa is my witness, which, having been pressed upon by great forces of enemies, overflowed with the blood of those very men: Gaul is my witness, through which a path into Spain was laid open by our legions by the massacre of the Gauls: Spain is my witness, which has very often seen very many enemies overcome and destroyed by this man: again and again Italy is my witness, which, when it was being pressed upon by the foul and dangerous servile war, sought help from this man, though he was absent, a war which was reduced and diminished by the expectation of him, removed and buried by his arrival.