Place before your eyes Marcus Antonius, as a man of consular rank; add to him
Lucius, hoping to obtain the consulship; join to them all the rest, and those
too not confined to our order, who are fixing their thoughts on honors and
commands. Do not despise the Tiros, and the Numisii, or the Mustellae, or the
Seii. A peace made with those men will not be peace, but a covenant of slavery.
That was an admirable expression of Lucius Piso, a most honorable man, and one
which has been deservedly praised by you, O Pansa, not only in this order, but
also in the assembly of the people. He said, that he would depart from
, and leave his household gods
and his native home, if (but might the gods avert such a disaster!) Antonius
overwhelmed the republic.