Actions as well as words may be employed to
move the court to tears. Hence the custom of
bringing accused persons into court wearing squalid
and unkempt attire, and of introducing their children
and parents, and it is with this in view that we see
blood-stained swords, fragments of bone taken from
the wound, and garments spotted with blood, displayed by the accusers, wounds stripped of their
dressings, and scourged bodies bared to view.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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