I beg you, therefore, men of the jury, I
entreat, I implore you, to remember the laws and the oaths which you took as
jurors, to render me the aid that is my due, and not to count the pleas of this
man of higher worth than mine. It is your duty to show pity, not toward the
guilty, but toward those in unmerited misfortune; not upon those who so cruelly
rob another of his goods, but upon me, who have for so long a time been deprived
of my inheritance and treated with outrage by these men, and who am now in
danger of losing my civic rights.