In Vatinium

M. Tullius Cicero

...cum eum tu consulem in vincula duceres et a tabula Valeria collegae tui mitti iuberent, fecerisne ante rostra pontem continuatis tribunalibus....

...when Marcus Bibulus was consul, and you cast the consul into prison, and your colleagues [from their place] by Valerius' picture ordered his release, did you not make a gangway in front of the Rostra by joining together the seats....

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from M. Tullius Cicero: Volume XII. Pro Sestio. In Vatinium, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 309, translated by R. Gardner, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1958, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.