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1562. Mioni (122) suggests that one of these authors was P. Cornelius Scipio, the son of Africanus Maior, the author of 'historia quaedam Graeca scripta dulcissime' (Cic. Brut. 77); but nothing is known of its contents, though Graeca historia can mean 'history written in Greek' (cf. Cic. de diu. i. 49, where Silenus' work is called Graeca historia). 6 iii. 1. 203. 7 See Brink and Walbank, CQ, 1954, 98–99. 8 Cf. R. Helm, RE, 'Porcius (9)', cols. 160–1; there seems to have been a gap between the publication of books i– iii and iv–vii.

3. A few stout-hearted men make headway τῆς τύχης ἀντιπιπτούσης, but they are few (xvi. 28. 2). 6 xv. 20. 5–8, xvi. 32. 5, xxxii. 4. 3. Tyche turns against Sparta so that her constitution deteriorates and after being the best becomes the worst (iv. 81. 12); and Athens and Thebes in turn decline ὥσπερ ἐκ προσπαίου τινὸς τύχης (vi. 43. 3–5). 7 i. 86. 7; contrast rather than a specific pleasure in cruelty (so Erkell, 140) is what Polybius associates with Tyche. 17 It is the mark of a great man to have learnt this lesson;18 both Scipio19 and Hannibal20 came up to this test, whereas Philip V,21 and the Spartans after the Peloponnesian War,22 failed.

6 Her caprice is especially liable to precipitate a sudden reversal of men's lot. 7 At Medion the Aetolians debated in whose name they should dedicate the spoil [18] 1 ii. 20. 7. iv. 2. 4. Similarly the Roman defeat in Cisalpine Gaul just after Cannae occurred ὥσπερ ἐπιµετρούσης καὶ συνεπαγωνιζοµένης τοῖς γεγονόσι τῆς τύχης (iii. 118. 6; on the chronology see the note). 3 These will frequently be disasters; but in such cases one must be careful to distinguish the occasions when they are due to lack of judgement rather than to Tyche (i.

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