Lastly, when I was made
senator by lot, he denounced me at the scrutiny, and the business proved a very
real danger for me; for instead of getting compensation for the injuries I had
suffered, I was in danger of being punished for acts with which I had no
concern. Having such grievances and being persecuted in the way that I have just
described to you, but at the same time being neither quite friendless nor
exactly a poor man, I am uncertain, men of Athens
, what I ought to do.