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Statue of Augustus of Prima Porta
It is said that one time
Octavian Augustus removed an official from his position. He asked him for a financial donation, justifying it as follows: “My point is that it would seem that I voluntarily resigned from office and received a gratification from you for it”. Augustus replied to him, “Reassure everyone that you got from me and I will not deny it”. Sources Macrobius, Saturnalia II.4.5
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