Appius Claudius Caecus

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Appius Claudius Caecus (c.340 BC - 273 BC) was a political leader in early Roman history.


  • Sed res docuit id verum esse, quod in carminibus Appius ait, fabrum esse suae quemque fortunae.
    • But experience has shown that to be true which Appius says in his verses, that every man is the architect of his own fortune.
      • Sallust, Epistulae ad Caesarem senem, I.1.2

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