are unable to prove these things, as they will be unable, we beg of you all, men
of the jury, not to deliver us up as prey to these men, nor to give yet a fourth
fortune to those who have mismanaged three others—that which they
received from their guardians without compulsion, that which they exacted by
compromising their suits, and that which the other day they took from Aesius by
a judgement—but to allow us, as is right, to retain what is our own.
It is of greater service to you in our hands than in theirs. And surely it is
more just that we should have what is our own than that they should have
I do not know what reason there is why I
should say more1
; for I believe that nothing that I have said has escaped
you. Pour out the water.