Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
Englished by Sir Thomas North. Trans. Sir Thomas North. Vol. 6 (1579; London: David Nutt, 1896) 17.

     Cicero on the other side being at that time the chiefest manMARCUS
     of authoritie and estimation in the citie, he stirred up alANTONIUS
     men against Antonius: so that in the end he made the Antonius
     Senate pronounce him an enemy to his contry, and appointed   judged an
     young Caesar Sergeaunts to cary axes before him, and such enemy by
     other signes as were incident to the dignitie of a Consul or the Senate.
     Praetor: and moreover sent Hircius and Pansa, then Consuls, 
     to drive Antonius out of Italy. These two Consuls together Hircius
     with Caesar, who also had an armye, went against Antonius and Pansa
     that beseeged the citie of Modena, and there overthrew him Consuls.
     in battell: but both the Consuls were slaine there. Anto- 
     nius flying upon this overthrowe, fell into great miserie all Antonius
     at once: but the chiefest want of all other, and that pinched overthrowen
     him most, was famine. Howbeit he was of such a strong in battell by
     nature, that by pacience he would overcome any adversitie, the citie of
     and the heavier fortune lay upon him, the more constant Modena.
     shewed he him selfe. Every man that feleth want or adver- 
     sitie, knoweth by vertue and discretion what he should doe: Antonius
     but when in deede they are overlayed with extremitie, and patient in
     be sore oppressed, few have the harts to follow that which adversitie.
     they praise and commend, and much lesse to avoid that they 
     reprove and mislike. But rather to the contrary, they yeld 
     to their accustomed easie life: and through faynt hart, and 
     lacke of corage, doe chaunge their first mind and purpose. 
     And therefore it was a wonderfull example to the souldiers, Antonius
     to see Antonius that was brought up in all finenes and hardnes in
     superfluitie, so easily to drinke puddle water, and to eate adversitie,
     wild frutes and rootes: and moreover it is reported, that notwithstand-
     even as they passed the Alpes, they did eate the barcks of ing his fine
     trees, and such beasts, as never man tasted of their flesh bringing up.
     before. Now their intent was to joyne with the legions that 
     were on the other side of the Mountaines, under Lepidus 
     charge: whom Antonius tooke to be his friend, bicause he 
     had holpen him to many things at Caesars hand, through 
     his meanes. When he was come to the place where Lepidus 
     was, he camped hard by him: and when he saw that no man 
     came to him to put him in any hope, he determined to 
     venter him selfe, and to goe unto Lepidus. Since the over- 
     throw he had at Modena he suffred his beard to grow at