For why should I speak of the whole
Roman people? which, in a full and crowded forum, twice, with one heart and one
voice, summoned me into the assembly, and plainly showed their excessive
eagerness for the recovery of their liberty. So, desirable as it was before to
have the Roman people for our comrade, we now have it for our leader.
What hope then is there that there ever can be peace between the Roman people and
the men who are besieging Mutina
attacking a general and army of the Roman people?