See introduction to d2_MaiT_029. On Cato and Maitland's other references to him, see d2_MaiT_005 and d2_MaiT_022. Metre: elegiac couplets.
Unus ego saevos docui superare tyrannos,
sed magis in tristi funere 1 liber eram.
I alone taught fierce tyrants to prevail, but I was better liberated on my wretched death.
1: 'in tristi funere': Lucretius, De Rerum Natura III.72
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