Postquam bis classe victus naves perdidit, Aliquando ut vincat, ludit assidue aleam.
He took a beating twice at sea, And threw two fleets away. So now to achieve one victory, He tosses dice all day. A popular rhyme at the time of the Sicilian war, mocking Augustus' habit of playing dice; in Suetonius, Divus Augustus, paragraph 70. Translation: Robert Graves, 1957.