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[18] The accuser of Cornelius offers to produce witnesses to show that he read out the law when tribune1: Cicero makes this argument [p. 323] superHuous by admitting it. Quintus Caecilius demands to be entrusted with the task of accusing Verres on the ground that he had been the latter's quaestor: Cicero actually makes this argument tell in his own favour.2

1 cp. IV. ii. 13.

2 Cicero argues that since the relation between praetor and quaestor is almost that which should exist between father and son, a quaestor should not be allowed to prosecute his praetor.

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