M. Tullius Cicero
...cum talis vir ob rem publicam in legatione mortem obierit, senatui placere Ser. Sulpicio statuam pedestrem aeneam in rostris ex huius ordinis sententia statui, circumque eam statuam locum ludis gladiatoribusque liberos posterosque eius quoquo versus pedes quinque habere, quod is ob rem publicam mortem obierit, eamque causam in basi inscribi; utique C. Pansa, A. Hirtius, consules, alter ambove, si iis videatur, quaestoribus urbis imperent, ut eam basim statuamque faciendam et in rostris statuendam locent....
...whereas so good a man met with death while ambassador in the service of the State; it is the pleasure of the Senate that, by the vote of their body, a bronze statue on foot be erected to Servius Sulpicius on the rostra, and that round that statue there be a space of five feet on all sides reserved for his children and descendants to view the games and gladiatorial shows, because he has met his death in the service of the State, and that the reason thereof be inscribed upon the pedestal; and that Caius Pansa and Aulus Hirtius, the consuls, one or both, do, if it seem good to them, order the city quaestors to let out the construction of the pedestal and statue, and their erection on the rostra....
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from M. Tullius Cicero: Volume XV. Philippics, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 189, translated by Walter C. A. Ker, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1926, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.