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Biography - Publilius Syrus:

Latin writer *Approximate years of birth and death.
Born: -85 - Died: -43
Period:
1st century BC
Place of birth: Syria
Syria

To avoid covetousness is to conquer a kingdom.




Translation

Translation

(French, Latin, German)



French
Commander à ses passions, c’est surpasser la puissance des rois.

Latin
Effugere cupiditatem, regnum est vincere

German
Wer seiner Gier entflieht, besiegt ein Königreich.




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