Was I not bound to examine into the complaints and injuries of the cultivators of the soil, in the very lands and fields themselves? I traveled, I say, O Triarius, in a most bitter winter over the valleys and hills of the Agrigentines. That noble and most fertile plain of the Leontini itself; I may almost say, instructed me in the cause. I visited the cottages of the farmers; men talked with me at the plough;
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THE SPEECH OF M. T. CICERO IN DEFENCE OF MARCUS AEMILIUS SCAURUS.
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