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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1875-1876-559

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GENERAL LITFRATURE AND SCIENCE 555 Trace the stages by which Philip rose to the supremacy of Greece VIII -tfov Latin $ro$t know Quirites that ye account as an enemy to your order whoever will not agree to the passing of these three ordi- nances proposed by your tribunes Caius Licinius and Lucius Sextus And it may be that some who have spoken against them are in truth not greatly your well-wishers so that it is no marvel if your ill opinion of these should reach also to others who may appear to be treading in their steps But stand here before you as one who has been now for the seventh time chosen by you one of tbe tribunes of the soldiers six times have ye tried me before in peace and in war and if ye bad ever found me to be your enemy it had been ill-done in you to have tried me yet again this seventh time But if ye have believed me to have sought your good in times past even believe this same thing of me now though may speak that which in the present disposition of your minds ye may perchance not will- ingly hear The Carthaginians wishing to recover those and others of their citizens sent an embassy to Rome to propose an exchange of prisoners and Regulus was allowed to accompany the ambassadors upon bis promise to return with them to Carthage if the negotiation failed Pyrrhus had given similar permission to his Roman prisoners with the hope no doubt that in order to avoid returning to captivity they would use their influence to procure the acceptance of his terms But Regulus thinking that the proposed exchanges would be to the advantage of the Carthaginians nobly dissuaded the Senate from consenting to it He himself would be ill-exchanged he said for Carthaginian general in full health and strength for the Carthaginians he believed had given him secret poison and he felt that he could not live long The exchange was refused Regulus returned to Carthage and soon after died
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