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CLAUDIAN (CLAUDIANUS)
Alexandrian epic poet
(c. 365 - after 408)
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Virtue when concealed is a worthless thing.
  [Lat., Vile latens virtus.]
      - De Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augusti Panegyris
         (222) [Virtue]

The fickle populace always change with the prince.
  [Lat., Mobile mutatur semper cum principe vulgus.]
      - De Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augusti Panegyris
         (CCCII) [Public]

Do not consider what you may do, but what it will become you to have done, and let the sense of honor subdue your mind.
  [Lat., Nec tibi quid liceat, sed quid fecisse decebit
    Occurrat, mentemque domet respectus honesti.]
      - De Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augusti Panegyris
         (CCLXVII) [Honor]

The people are fashioned according to the example of their kings; and edicts are of less power than the life of their ruler.
  [Lat., Componitur orbis
    Regis ad exemplum; nec sic inflectere sensus
      Humanos edicta valent, quam vita regentis.]
      - De Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augusti Panegyris
         (CCXCIX) [Example]

The people become more observant of justice, and do not refuse to submit to the laws when they see them obeyed by their enactor.
  [Lat., Observantior aequi
    Fit populus, nec ferre negat, cum viderit ipsum
      Auctorem parere sibi.]
      - De Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augusti Panegyris
         (CCXCVII) [Justice]

The noblest character is stained by the addition of pride.
  [Lat., Inquinat egregios adjuncta superbia mores.]
      - De Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augustii Panegyris
         (305) [Nobility]

Death levels all things.
  [Lat., Omnia mors aequant.]
      - De Raptu Proserpinoe (II, 302) [Death]

Alas! the slippery nature of tender youth.
  [Lat., Teneris, heu, lubrica moribus aetas!]
      - De Raptu Proserpinoe (III, 227) [Youth]

Nothing can allay the rage of biting envy.
  [Lat., Rabiem livoris acerbi
    Nulla potest placare quies.]
      - De Raptu Proserpinoe (III, 290) [Envy]

A severe war lurks under the show of peace.
  [Lat., Mars gravior sub pace latet.]
      - De Sexto Consulatu Honorii Augustsi Panegyris
         (307) [Peace]

Fortune favors the brave.
  [Lat., Fors juvat audentes.]
      - Epistles (IV, 9) [Fortune]

Nothing is more annoying than a low man raised to a high position.
  [Lat., Asperius nihil est humil cum surgit in altum.]
      - In Eutropium (I, 181) [Change]

The afflictions to which we are accustomed, do not disturb us.
      - In Eutropium (II, 149) [Affliction]

They are raised on high that they may be dashed to pieces with a greater fall.
  [Lat., Tolluntur in altum
    Ut lapsu gaviore ruant.]
      - In Rufinum (bk. I, 22) [Fate]

Alas! by what slight means are great affairs brought to destruction.
  [Lat., Eheu! quam brevibus pereunt ingentia fatis.]
      - In Rufinum (II, 49) [Fortune]

What Roman power slowly built, an unarmed traitor instantly overthrew.
  [Lat., Quod tantis Romana manus contexuit annis
    Proditur unus iners angusto tempore vertit.]
      - In Rufinum (II, 52) [Rome]


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