That exploit required a man.
And if any one should institute a prosecution against you, and employ that test
of old Cassius, “who reaped any advantage from it?” take
care, I advise you, lest you suit that description. Although, in truth, that
action was, as you used to say, an advantage to every one who was not willing to
be a slave, still it was so to you above all men, who are not merely not a
slave, but are actually a king; who delivered yourself from an enormous burden
of debt at the temple of Ops; who, by your dealings with the account-books,
there squandered a countless sum of money; who have had such vast treasures
brought to you from Caesar's house; at whose own house there is set up a most
lucrative manufactory of false memoranda and autographs, and a most iniquitous
market of lands, and towns, and exemptions, and revenues.