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[71] Again we may sometimes go near condemning our client ourselves. “Do you wish me to say that you were under the influence of wine? that you made a mistake? that the darkness deceived you? That may be true. But still you committed an assault on a freeborn boy; pay your 10,000 sesterces.” Sometimes we may fortify our case in advance by a preliminary summary, from which we proceed to the full statement of facts.

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