eal to do with the inclination of my client, but very little with your decision.
It has been urged in the case for the prosecution, that
Caius Vibius Capax was taken off by poison by this Aulus Cluentius. It happens very seasonably
that a man is present, endowed with the greatest good faith, and with every virtue, Lucius
Plaetorius, a senator, who was connected by ties of hospitality with, and was an intimate
friend of that man Capax. He used to live with him at Rome; it was in his house that he was taken in, in his house that he died.
“But Cluentius is his heir.” I say that he died without a will, and that
the possession of his property was given by the praetor's edict to this man, his sister's son,
a most virtuous young man, and one held in the highest esteem for honourable conduct, Numerius
Cluentius, who is present in court.
There is another poisoning charge. They say that poison was, by the contrivance of Habitus,