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[38] which consists in the diversion of our address from the judge, is wonderfully stirring, whether we attack our adversary as in the passage, “What was that sword of yours doing, Tubero, in the field of Pharsalus?”1 or turn to make some invocation such as, “For I appeal to you, hills and groves of Alba,”2 or to entreaty that will bring odium on our opponents, as in the cry, “O Porcian and Sempronian laws.”3

1 pro Lig. iii. 9.

2 pro Mil. xxxi. 85.

3 Verr. V. lxiii. 163. Laws protecting the person of a Roman citizen, and disregarded by Verres.

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