What follows? I who was so careful not to cause any
irremediable mischief that I never retaliated—from whom am I to seek
redress for my sufferings? I think it should be from you and from the laws. I
think that you should set up a precedent for all to follow, that no one who
wantonly assaults and outrages another should be punished by the victim himself
in hot blood, but must be brought into your court, because it is you who confirm
and uphold the protection granted by the laws to those who are injured.