I thought, O Romans, that you did think as you show you do.
What? do you suppose that the municipal towns, and the colonies, and the
prefectures have any other opinion? All men are agreed with one mind; so that
every one who wishes the state to be saved must take up every sort of arms
against that pestilence. What? does, I should like to know, does the opinion of
Decimus Brutus, O Romans, which you can gather from his edict, which has this
day reached us, appear to any one deserving of being lightly esteemed? Rightly
and truly do you say No, O Romans. For the family and name of Brutus has been by
some especial kindness and liberality of the immortal gods given to the
republic, for the purpose of at one time establishing, and at another of
recovering, the liberty of the Roman people.