And yet Flora is said to have flowered into such beauty, and to have been so famous for it, that when Caecilius Metellus was decorating the temple of Castor and Pollux with paintings and statues, he gave her portrait also a place among his dedications.

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from Plutarchus: Parallel Lives (Volume V. Agesilaus and Pompey. Pelopidas and Marcellus), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 87, translated by Bernadotte Perrin, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1917, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.