And as Antonius was above all things disturbed by his
arrival, because the commands which were laid upon him by your orders had been
drawn up by the authority and wisdom of Servius Sulpicius, he showed plainly how
he hated the senate by the evident joy which he displayed at the death of the
adviser of the senate.
Leptines then did not kill Octavius, nor did the king of Veii
slay those whom I have just named, more
clearly than Antonius killed Servius Sulpicius. Surely he brought the man death,
who was the cause of his death. Wherefore, I think it of consequence, in order
that posterity may recollect it, that there should be a record of what the
judgment of the senate was concerning this war. For the statue itself will be a
witness that the war was so serious a one, that the death of an ambassador in it
gained the honor of an imperishable memorial.