quod non mortalia pectora coges, auri sacra fames –> what aren't you able to bring men to do, miserable hunger for gold

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auri sacra fames → accursed hunger for gold

From Virgil, Aeneid 3,57. Later quoted by Seneca as "quod non mortalia pectora coges, auri sacra fames": "What aren't you able to bring men to do, miserable hunger for gold!"

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