„It is true that to one who was a rustic and a soldier the political proceedings of the capital were strange and incongruous: he spoke as ill as he commanded well, and displayed a far firmer bearing in the presence of the lances and swords of the enemy than in presence of the applause or hisses of the multitude; but his inclinations were of little moment. The hopes of which he was the object constrained him.“

—  Theodor Mommsen, Vol. 3, translated by W.P.Dickson on Gaius Marius
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Theodor Mommsen1
storico, numismatico e giurista tedesco 1817 - 1903

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