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YOU jeered at me yesterday amidst our cups, for having said that it was a disputed point whether an heir could lawfully prosecute on an embezzlement which had been committed before he became the owner. Accordingly, though I returned home full of wine and late in the evening, I marked the section in which that question is treated and caused it to be copied out and sent to you. I wanted to convince you that the doctrine which you said was held by no one was maintained by Sextus Aelius, Manius Manilius, Marcus Brutus. 1 Nevertheless, I concur with Scaevola and Testa. 2

1 All famous jurisconsults.

2 That is, yourself and Q. Mucius Scaevola, the great jurisconsult.

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