Again we may
sometimes go near condemning our client ourselves. “Do you wish me to say that you were
under the influence of wine? that you made a mistake? that the darkness deceived you? That may
be true. But still you committed an assault on a
freeborn boy; pay your 10,000 sesterces.” Sometimes we may fortify our case in advance by a
preliminary summary, from which we proceed to the
full statement of facts.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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