„Thankless country, thou shalt not possess even my bones!“

Epitaph ordered by Scipio to be placed upon his tomb in Campania, as reported in Valerius Maximus Factorvm et dictorvm memorabilivm libri Novem, Lib. V http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/valmax5.html, cap. iii; translation from Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men (1887), p. 477
Originale: (la) Ingrata patria, ne ossa quidem mea habes.

Ultimo aggiornamento 24 Maggio 2020. Storia
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