health, that we may be successful in what you hope and are working for.
As far as I know there is nobody I ought to write to except those who write to me, or these whom you mention in your letters. Since you prefer it I will not move any further from here, but I hope you will write to me as often as possible, especially if we have any surer grounds for hoping. Good bye, my darlings, good bye.
( Att. IV., 4 b.)
ANTIUM,1 B. C. 56.
IT will be delightful if you come to see us here. You will find that Tyrannio2 has made a wonderfully good arrangement of my books, the remains of which are better than I had expected. Still, I wish you would send me a couple of your library slaves for Tyrannio to employ as gluers,3 and in other subordinate work, and tell them to get some fine parchment4 to make title-pieces, which you Greeks, I think, call "sillybi." But all this is only if not inconvenient to you. In any case, be sure you come yourself, if you can halt for a while in such a place, and can persuade Pilia5 to accompany you. For that is only fair, and____________________