The moral effect of commemorating past transactions is beyond a doubt. It was observed by Quintus Maximus, Publius Scipio and others, that even the contemplation of the images of their ancestors had a powerful effect in inciting them to virtue and to honest fame. Not that the wax itself, or the figure which was impressed upon it, could possess the magic influence. It was the voice of glory which eloquently spoke through that inanimate substance. ... [full quote][add comments][Rate][Share]
Gaius Sallustius Crispus, generally known simply as Sallust, (86-34 BC), a Roman historian, belonged to a well-known plebeian family, and was born at Amiternum in the country of the Sabines. Throughout his career Sallust always stood by his principle as a popularis, an opposer of Pompey's party and the old aristocracy of Rome.
An affect cannot be restrained nor removed unless by an opposed and stronger affect."