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[24] In this connexion great play may be made by reference to the age and sex of the accused, or to his nearest and dearest, that is, his children, parents and kindred, all of which topics are treated in [p. 399] different ways. Sometimes the advocate himself may even assume the role of close intimacy with his client, as Cicero does in the pro Milone,1 where he cries: “Alas, unhappy that I am! Alas, my unfortunate friend! You succeeded by the agency of those who are now your judges in recalling me to my native land, and cannot I through the same agency retain you in yours?” Such a method is especially serviceable when, as was the case with Milo, entreaty is not in keeping with the character of the accused.

1 xxxvii. 102.

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