Julius Caesar had a devout attendant in his slave Brittanicus, who, although he had not learnt swimming, clung to the tail of his master’s horse and crossed a lagoon during a military campaign.

          While celebrating victory, Caesar mentioned this brave deed and added, “Such are not the acts of a slave.”     Brittanicus said, “I was born free, Caesar!”

          “And yet they call you Caesar’s slave.” 

          Brittanicus had the last word: “Only as Caesar’s slave have I found real freedom!”


               Extract from the Pages of Practical Philosophy…’


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