Divinatio in Q. Caecilium

M. Tullius Cicero

Vobis autem tanta inopia reorum est ut mihi causam praeripere conemini, potius quam aliquos ad columnam Maeniam vestri ordinis reos reperiatis?

And are they so badly off for persons to accuse that they must try to snatch my own case out of my hands, instead of finding themselves victims of their own social standing in the neighborhood of the Maenian Column?

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from M. Tullius Cicero: Volume VII. The Verrine Orations I (Against Caecilius. Against Verres, Part 1; Part 2, Books 1-2), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 221, translated by L.H.G. Greenwood, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1928, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.