Florus on Cultural Relativism

Shun overseas morals, they have a thousand tricks.
No one in the world lives more uprightly than a Roman citizen;
I would in fact prefer one Cato to three hundred Socrates.

Sperne mores transmarinos, mille habent offucia.
cive Romano per orbem nemo vivit rectius:
quippe malim unum Catonem quam trecentos Socratas.

—Florus, Carmina VII

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