„Whom none could overcome with iron or gold.“

As quoted by Cicero in De Re Publica, Book III, Chapter IV
Iron is a metonym for sword/warfare, and gold for money/bribery.
Original: (la) Quem nemo ferro potuit superare nec auro.


Quem nemo ferro potuit superare nec auro.

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