But when a man over fifty years of age in the company of
younger men, and these his own sons, not only did not discourage or prevent
their wantonness, but has proved himself the leader and the foremost and the
vilest of all, what punishment could he suffer that would be commensurate with
his deeds? For my part, I think that even death would be too mild. Why, if
had committed none of the
acts himself, but had merely stood by while his son Ctesias did what he is
himself proved to have done, you would regard him with loathing, and rightly.