De Re Publica

M. Tullius Cicero

...L. ipse Metellus, avus huius, sanctissimos deos illo constituisse in templo videtur in vestro conspectu, iudices, ut salutem a vobis nepotis sui deprecarentur, quod ipsi saepe multis laborantibus atque implorantibus ope sua subvenissent.

...while Lucius Metellus himself, my client's grandfather, may be thought to have set up the most holy gods in yonder temple full in your view, in order that they might win from you the deliverance of his grandson, inasmuch as they have often lent their aid to many suppliants and distressed persons.

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from M. Tullius Cicero: Volume XIV. Pro Milone. In Pisonem. Pro Scauro. Pro Fonteio. Pro Rabirio Postumo. Pro Marcello. Pro Ligario. Pro Rege Deiotaro, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 252, translated by N.H. Watts, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1953, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.