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Sed quia iam usu longo et generis propagatione urbem occupatam tenuistis, utimur ad vos solito bonitatis affectu: solum vestri munimentum castri in manus nostras tradite; libertates huc usque habitas habeat vestrum unusquisque ...
The correct author is Seneca, De clementia, 1.1 and 19.6: "unum est inexpugnabile munimentum amor civium."
The point is the one made, more tellingly but also with some overstatement, when he records that Vitellius put to death the murderers |non honore Galbae, sed tradito principibus more munimentum ad praesens, in posterum ultionem' (44.2).(57) But whereas that statement is specific, we have here another generalisation, a lesson of history.