Publius Consta, too, who wanted to be a lawyer, but was ignorant and stupid, was once summoned by Cicero as witness in a case; and when he kept saying that he knew nothing,
‘Perhaps,’ said Cicero,
‘you think you are being questioned on points of law.’ Again, in a dispute with Cicero, Metellus Nepos asked repeatedly
‘Who is your father?’
‘In your case,’ said Cicero,
‘your mother has made the answer to this question rather difficult.’
Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives. with an English Translation by. Bernadotte Perrin. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. London. William Heinemann Ltd. 1919. 7.
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