de imperio: 39 translation


Now, do we wonder that this man surpasses the rest so much, since his legions arrived in Asia in such a way that not only no hand, but not even a footprint, of such a large army is said to have brought harm to anyone peaceful? Indeed now hearsay and letters are brought daily as to how the soldiers are spending the winter: not only is no violence brought to anyone so that he makes a payment to a soldier, but not even is it permitted for anyone who wants to. For our ancestors wanted there to be shelter from winter, not a refuge for greed, in the homes of our allies and friends.