These things he will state at length
to you, men of the jury, although he has not put a single deposition in the box
to substantiate them, and knows very well that there is not a word of truth in
what he says; for he is fully conscious that in your court no man who confessed
his guilt was ever acquitted, whereas by lying and advancing arguments to lead
you astray many a man ere now has avoided paying the penalty for his deeds. In
order, then, that you may not be deceived by him, I think it is better to speak
to you briefly about this matter also.