“For you to ask advice on the rules of love is no better than to ask advice on the rules of madness.”
The Comedies of Terence: Echard's Translation (Cassell, 1963), p. 164
Heauton Timorumenos, l. 77. Variant translation: "I am a man; I count nothing human foreign to me."
Ius summum saepe summa est malitia. - Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor)
Bio: Publius Terentius Afer, better known in English as Terence, was a playwright of the Roman Republic, of North African descent. His comedies were performed for the first time around 170 160 BC. Terentius Lucanus, a Roman senator, brought Terence to Rome as a slave, educated him and later on, impressed by his abilities, freed him.