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) 214.

MARCUS    their parents, that they had founde Brutus a mercifull, juste, 
BRUTUS    and curteous man: they perswaded them to yeelde them 
The Patar-    selves and their citie unto him, the which they did. So 
eians doe    after they had thus yeelded them selves, divers other cities 
yeld them    also followed them, and did the like: and founde Brutus 
selves unto    more mercifull and curteous, then they thought they should 
Brutus.    have done, but specially farre above Cassius. For Cassius, 
    about the selfe same tyme, after he had compelled the 
The extreme    Rhodians every man to deliver all the ready money they 
covetousnes    had in gold and silver in their houses, the which being 
and crueltie    brought together, amounted to the summe of eyght thow- 
of Cassius to    sande talents: yet he condemned the citie besides, to paye 
the Rhodians.    the summe of five hundred talents more. Where Brutus in 
    contrary manner, after he had leavyed of all the contrye of 
Brutus    Lycia but a hundred and fiftye talents onely: he departed 
clemency    thence into the contrye of Ionia, and did them no more 
unto the    hurt. Nowe Brutus in all this jorney, did many notable 
Lycians.    actes and worthy of memorie, bothe for rewarding, as also 
    in punishing those that had deserved it: wherefore amonge 
    the rest, I will tell you of one thinge, of the which he him 
    selfe, and all the noble men of the Romanes were marvelous 
    glad. When Pompey the great (having lost the battell 
    against Iulius Caesar, in the fieldes of Pharsalia) came and 
    fell uppon the coast of Ægypt, hard by the citie of Pelusium: 
    those that were protectors to the young king Ptolomy, bee- 
    ing then but a childe, sate in counsell with his servaunts 
Theodotus    and friendes, what they shoulde determine in that case. 
borne in Chio    They were not all of one mynde in this consultacion: for 
a Rethoritian    some thought it good to receyve Pompey, others also, that 
Scholemaister    they shoulde drive him out of Ægypt. But there was a 
to Ptolomy    certayne Rethoritian called Theodotus, that was borne 
the young    in the Ile of Chio, who was the kinges Schoolemaister to teache 
king of    him Rethoricke. He beeing called to this counsell for lacke 
Ægypt.    of sufficienter men, sayde, that bothe the one and the other 
    side went awrye, aswell those that were of opinion to receyve 
Theodotus    Pompey, as the other that woulde have had him driven 
saying: A    awaye: and that the best waye was (considering the present 
dead man    tyme) that they shoulde laye holde on him, and kill him, 
biteth not.    adding withall, this sentence, that a deade man byteth not.