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4) Sulla war dann am gewalttätigsten, wenn ihm das Blut in die Wangen schoß. Äußerst leicht errötete Pompeius, und zwar immer vor einer größeren Menschenmenge und besonders bei Volksversammlungen. Ich entsinne mich, daß Fabianus errötete, als man ihn dem Senat als Zeugen vorführte, und dieses Zeichen von Verlegenheit stand ihm erstaunlich gut. (j) Dergleichen tritt nicht infolge von Kleinmut auf, sondern infolge eines außergewöhnlichen Ereignisses, das Unerfahrene, auch wenn es sie nicht schwer erschüttert, doch aufregt, wenn sie dafür aufgrund ihrer labilen Konstitution anfallig sind.

S u m m u m bon u m extrinsecus instrumenta non quaerit; d o m i colitur, ex se t o t u m est; incipit f o r t u n a e esse subiectum si q u a m partem sui foris quaerit. ' Q u a l i s est Iovis, cum resoluto m u n d o et dis in u n u m c o n f u s i s paulisper cessante natura adquiescit sibi cogitationibus suis traditus. Tale quidd a m sapiens facit: in se reconditur, secum est. (17) Q u a m d i u q u i d e m illi licet s u o arbitrio res suas ordinare, se contentus est et ducit u x o r e m ; se contentus (est) et liberos tollit; se contentus est et tamen n o n viveret si foret sine h o m i n e victurus.

Egregie hoc tertium E p i c u r u s , c u m uni ex consortibus s t u d i o r u m s u o r u m scriberet: ' h a e c ' inquit 'ego non multis, sed tibi; satis e n i m m a g n u m alter alteri theatrum sum u s . ' (12) Ista, mi Lucili, c o n d e n d a in a n i m u m sunt, ut c o n t e m n a s v o l u p t a t e m ex p l u r i u m a d s e n s i o n e venientem. M u l t i te laudant: e c q u i d habes cur placeas tibi, si is es q u e m intellegant multi? Introrsus b o n a tua spectent. Vale. Epistula V I I I Seneca Lucilio suo saluteni.

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