yet after he left the courtroom he did not pay any
the more because of that, but decided that for the time being he would keep out
of the way and remain quiet until I should have sailed with the fleet, and some
time should have elapsed, thinking that I should have to pay for the equipment
which he owed to the state either when I returned here, or else to my successor
who should come from the navy-boards to take command of the ship. For what
answer could I have given this man, when he produced decrees and laws showing
that I was obliged to recover the equipment?