Does it seem to
any of you, gentlemen of the jury, that this man, who captured so many cities
and ships from your enemies by his victories on sea, and who was the source of
so much honor, but never of disgrace, to your city, deserves to be deprived of
the immunity which he obtained at your hands and bequeathed to his son? I cannot
believe it, for it is out of all reason. Had he lost a single city or as few as
ten ships, Leptines and his supporters would have impeached him for high
treason, and if he had been convicted, he would have been a ruined man for ever.