If Aphobus, men
of the jury, had been willing to do what is fair, or to submit the matters in
dispute between us to the arbitration of friends, there would be no occasion for
a troublesome lawsuit; for I should have been satisfied to abide by their
decision, and we should have had no controversy with him. Since, however, he has
refused to let those well acquainted with our affairs give a decision, and has
come before you, who have no accurate knowledge of them, it must be in your
court that I try to win from him what is my due.