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) 229.

     and Lacedaemon. In all Brutus life there is but this onlyMARCUS
     fault to be found, and that is not to be gainesaid: thoughBRUTUS
     Antonius and Octavius Caesar did reward their souldiersBrutus fault
     farre worse for their victory. For when they had driven allwisely ex-
     the naturall Italians out of Italie, they gave their souldierscused by
     their landes and townes, to the which they had no right:Plutarke.
     and moreover, the only marke they shot at in all this warre
     they made, was but to overcome, and raigne. Where in
     contrarie manner they had so great an opinion of Brutus
     vertue, that the common voyce and opinion of the world
     would not suffer him, neither to overcome, nor to save him
     selfe, otherwise then justlie and honestly, and speciallie after
     Cassius death: whome men burdened, that oftentimes he
     moved Brutus to great crueltie. But nowe, like as the
     mariners on the sea after the rudder of their shippe is broken
     by tempest, do seeke to naile on some other peece of wodde
     in liew thereof, and doe helpe them selves to keepe them
     from hurt, as much as may be upon that instant daunger:
     even so Brutus, having such a great armie to governe, and
     his affaires standing verie tickle, and having no other Cap-
     taine coequall with him in dignitie and authoritie: he was
     forced to imploy them he had, and likewise to be ruled by
     them in many things, and was of mind him selfe also to
     graunt them any thing, that he thought might make them
     serve like noble souldiers at time of neede. For Cassius
     souldiers were verie evill to be ruled, and did shewe them
     selves verie stubborne and lustie in the campe, bicause they
     had no Chieftaine that did commaund them: but yet rancke
     cowards to their enemies, bicause they had once overcome
     them. On the other side Octavius Caesar, and Antonius,
     were not in much better state: for first of all, they lacked
     vittells. And bicause they were lodged in low places, they
     looked to abide a hard and sharpe winter, being camped as
     they were by the marish side, and also for that after the
     battell there had fallen plentie of raine about the autumne,
     where through, all their tents were full of myre and durt,
     the which by reason of the colde did freeze incontinentlie.
     But beside all these discommodities, there came newes unto
     them of the great losse they had of their men by sea. For