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  • Why should we pay taxes when we have no part in the honours, the commands, the statecraft, for which you contend against each other with such harmful results?

    • Hortensia,
    • in Appian, The Civil Wars ()
  • You assume the glorious title of reformers of the state, a title which will turn to your eternal infamy, if, without the least regard to the laws of equity, you persist in your wicked resolution of plundering those women of their lives and fortunes, who have given you no just cause of offence.

    • Hortensia,
    • in Appian, The Civil Wars ()

Hortensia, Roman orator

(1st c. BCE)