Has a man been raised to tribuneship?

Every one that he meets congratulates him. One kisses him on the eyes, another on the neck, while the slaves kiss his hands. He goes home to find torches burning; he ascends to the Capitol to sacrifice.

Who ever sacrificed for having had right desires; for having conceived such inclinations as Nature would have him?

In truth, we thank the Gods for that in which we place our happiness.

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