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) 209.

     suffer the sight of those things before their eyes, the reportMARCUS
     whereof should onely have grieved them to the hart. NoweBRUTUS
     when Brutus had passed over his army (that was very great)
     into Asia, he gave order for the gathering of a great number
     of shippes together, aswell in the coast of Bithynia, as also
     in the citie of Cyzieum, bicause he would have an army by
     sea: and him selfe in the meane time went unto the cities,
     taking order for all things, and giving audience unto Princes
     and noble men of the contry that had to doe with him.
     Afterwards, he sent unto Cassius in Syria, to turne him
     from his jorney into Ægypt, telling him that it was not for
     the conquest of any kingdom for them selves, that they
     wandred up and downe in that sort, but contrarily, that it
     was to restore their contry againe to their libertie: and
     that the multitude of souldiers they gathered together, was
     to subdue the tyrannes that would keepe them in slavery and
     subjection. Wherefore regarding their chiefe purpose and
     intent, they should not be farre from Italy, as neare as they
     could possible, but should rather make all the haste they
     could, to helpe their contry men. Cassius beleved him, and
     returned. Brutus went to meete him, and they both metBrutus and
     at the citie of Smyrna, which was the first time that theyCassius doe
     saw together, since they tooke leave eche of other, at thejoyne armies
     haven of Piraea in Athens: the one going into Syria,together.
     and the other into Macedon. So they were marvelous joyfull,
     and no lesse coragious, when they saw the great armies
     together which they had both leavied: considering that
     they departing out of Italy, like naked and poore banished
     men, without armor and money, nor having any shippe
     ready, nor souldier about them, nor any one towne at their
     commaundement: yet notwithstanding, in a short time after
     they were now met together, having shippes, money and
     souldiers enowe, both footemen and horsemen, to fight for
     the Empire of Rome. Now Cassius would have done Brutus
     as much honor, as Brutus did unto him: but Brutus most
     commonly prevented him, and went first unto him, bothThe sharpe
     bicause he was the elder man, as also for that he was sicklyand cruell
     of bodye. And men reputed him commonly to be verycondicions
     skilfull in warres, but otherwise marvelous chollerick andof Cassius.