Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
Englished by Sir Thomas North. Trans. Sir Thomas North. Vol. 5 (1579; London: David Nutt, 1896) 58.

IULIUS     to them selves that most favored him, by reason of the 
CÆSAR     unmeasurable greatnes and honors which they gave him. 
     Thereuppon, it is reported, that even they that most hated 
     him, were no lesse favorers and fartherers of his honors, then 
     they that most flattered him: bicause they might have greater 
     occasions to rise, and that it might appeare they had just 
     cause and colour to attempt that they did against him. And 
     now for him selfe, after he had ended his civill warres, he 
     did so honorably behave him selfe, that there was no fault 
The temple     to be founde in him: and therefore me thinkes, amongest 
of clemency,     other honors they gave him, he rightly deserved this, that 
dedicated     they should builde him a temple of clemency, to thanke him 
unto Caesar,     for his curtesie he had used unto them in his victorie. For 
for his     he pardoned many of them that had borne armes against 
curtesie.     him, and furthermore, did preferre some of them to honor 
     and office in the common wealth: as amongest others, Cassius 
Cassius and     and Brutus, both the which were made Praetors. And where 
Brutus     Pompeys images had bene throwen downe, he caused them 
Praetors     to be set up againe: whereupon Cicero sayd then, that Caesar 
     setting up Pompeys images againe, he made his owne to 
     stand the surer. And when some of his frends did counsell 
     him to have a gard for the safety of his person, and some 
Caesars saying     also did offer them selves to serve him: he would never con- 
of death.     sent to it, but sayd, it was better to dye once, then alwayes 
     to be afrayed of death. But to win him selfe the love and 
Good will of     good will of the people, as the honorablest gard and best 
subjectes, the     safety he could have: he made common feasts againe, and 
best gard and     generall distributions of corne. Furthermore, to gratifie the 
safety for     souldiers also, he replenished many cities againe with inhabi- 
Princes.     tantes, which before had bene destroyed, and placed them 
     there that had no place to repaire unto: of the which 
     the noblest and chiefest cities were these two, Carthage, and 
     Corinthe, and it chaunced so, that like as aforetime they 
     had bene both taken and destroyed together, even so were 
     they both set a foote againe, and replenished with people, 
     at one selfe time. And as for great personages, he wanne 
     them also, promising some of them, to make them Praetors and 
     Consulls in time to come, and unto others, honors and 
     preferrements, but to all men generally good hope, seeking