[105] O happy will that land be which shall receive him! Ungrateful will this land be if it banishes him; miserable if it loses him.

However, I must make an end. Nor, indeed, can I speak any longer for weeping; and this man forbids me to defend him by tears. I pray and entreat you, O judges, when you are giving your votes, to dare to decide as you think just. And believe me that man1 will be sure greatly to approve of your virtue, and justice, and good faith; who, in selecting the judges, selected all the best, and wisest and most fearless men whom he could find.2

1 Cnaeus Pompeius.

2 Milo, as has been said before, was convicted by a majority of thirty-eight to thirteen, though Cato voted openly for his acquittal. He went into exile to Marseilles. Some years afterwards, A. U. C. 706, Caelius, when praetor, recalled him from banishment, and endeavoured to raise some public commotion in favour of Pompey, between whom and Caesar (who was in his second consulship) the civil war was just breaking out. But he and Caelius were both killed by the soldiers with whom they were tampering.

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