„As a strong horse that has often won on the last lap at Olympia is now resting, tired out by old age.“
Sicut fortis equus, spatio qui saepe supremo Vicit Olympia, nunc senio confectus quiescit.

—  Ennius, As quoted by Cicero in De Senectute, Chapter V (tr. K. Volk)
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poète latin -239 - -169 avant J.-C.

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