M. Tullius Cicero
Illud vero nonne ita praesens est ut nutu Iovis Optimi Maximi factum esse videatur, ut, cum hodierno die mane per forum meo iussu et coniurati et eorum indices in aedem Concordiae ducerentur, eo ipso tempore signum statueretur?
But is not this, then, something so timely that it seems to be done by the will of Jupiter Optimus Maximus? For when today in the morning at my command the conspirators and the witnesses against them were being brought through the forum to the temple of Concord, at that very time the statue was being set up!
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from M. Tullius Cicero: Volume X. In Catilinam 1-4. Pro Murena. Pro Sulla. Pro Flacco, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 324, translated by C. Macdonald, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1974, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.