C. Plinius Caecilius Secundus
Ut primum me, domine, indulgentia vestra promovit ad praefecturam aerarii Saturni, omnibus advocationibus, quibus alioque numquam eram promiscue functus, renuntiavi, ut toto animo delegato mihi officio vacarem.
When the kind interest of your father and yourself, Sir, promoted me to take charge of the Treasury of Saturn, I gave up my practice in the courts (though I had never taken on cases indiscriminately) so that I could be free to give my whole attention to the duties assigned to me.
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from C. Plinius Caecilius Secundus: Volume II. Books 8-10. Panegyricus, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 59, translated by Betty Radice, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1969, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.