Charges brought against the
past life of the accused should generally be dealt
with first in order that the judge may be well disposed to listen to our defence on that point on which
lie has to give his verdict. But Cicero in the pro
Vareno postpones his treatment of such charges to
the conclusion, being guided not by the general rule,
but by the special circumstances of the case.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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