"Although the goddess of civil warfare was still in doubt, and soft Otho had perhaps still a chance of winning, he renounced fighting that would have cost much blood and with sure hand pierced right through his breast. By all means let Cato in his life be greater than Caesar himself: In his death was he greater than Otho?" ["Epigrams", Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 85-98 (1993): 6, 32 (23)]